American Association of Teachers of Arabic

AATA Annual Meeting 
November 18, 2017
Washington, DC
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel

Saturday, November 18, 2017

  • Executive Board Meeting, 9am-12am, Park Tower Suite 8210 (L)
  • Panel, Thursday, 1-3pm, Virginia A (L)
  • Business Meeting, 3:30-5pm, Virginia A (L)

Challenges in Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language

Chair: Brahim Chakrani, Michigan State University
Discussant: Zeinab Taha, American University in Cairo

  • Bounajma, Mohammed, Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco
    "Teaching and Listening Skill to Advanced Classes through Debates, and Discussions"

  • Mustafa, Luluah, Boston University, Boston, Massachussetts
    "Editorial Cartoons, Hip-Hop Music and E-Travelling:  Innovate Content based Course Design"

  • Oulbeid, Brahim, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst, Massachussetts
    "I am Living in a Bubble of Privilege That is all sooo Encompassing....(but) I am eternally worried" -Two Arabic Language Users' Views on Culture and Self-Positioning as Teachers

  • Ramzy, Anna-Maria, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
    "Motiviation and Multi-Glossia:  Developing a Framework for the Measurement of Motivation and Engagement in Arabic Language Classrooms"

Literature Panel sponsored by AATA

November 19, 2017
Room Number has not been scheduled yet.  Check MESA's 2017 Annual Meeting website.

Topic: Rethinking the Maghreb:  Liminality and Transversal Connections

Chair: El Guabli., Brahim, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
Discussant: Khannous, Touria, Lousiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

  • Aidi Hisham, Columbia University, New York City, New York
    "Tangier to Havana:  Race, Jazz, Political Nostalgia"

  • Edward, Brian T., Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois
    "Beyond Binaries:  The Maghreb after Post-Colonialism"

  • El Guabli, Brahim, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey
    "Literature Remembers Moroccan Jews"

  • Kapchan, Deborah A., New York University, New York City, New York
    "Transversality and Translation in Moroccan Contemporary Poetry"

  • Tageldin, Shaden M., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    "Sounding the Maghreb in the _Nahda_:  Ninteteenth-Century Arabic/European Language Politics at the Interstices"

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