March 11, 2012

Call for Papers: American Association of Teachers of Arabic

The American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA) invites members and other professionals in the field of teaching Arabic to submit proposals to celebrate AATA's 50th anniversary. The panel will take place in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) on 17 November 2012 in Denver.

The theme of the panel is "AATA's 50th Anniversary: The State of the Art." Presentations will reflect critically and broadly on current research and practices in the field as a whole.

Possible topics include but need not be confined to some specific aspect of the following:

Teaching and assessing Arabic language (MSA, spoken Arabic, and specific modalities)
Teaching and assessing Arabic literature (classical and modern literary texts and texts in other formats)
Teaching and assessing Arabic cultural literacy
Acquisition of Arabic as a second, foreign, or heritage language

Please send your proposal to Rajaa Aquil by April 1. Your proposal should include a description of your findings in 250 words or less. Notification of acceptance will be sent by April 15.

Belnap, K. Arabic-L:PEDA:AATA Call for Papers, 50th Anniversary. Arabic-L listserv (ARABIC-L@LISTSERV.BYU.EDU, 5 Mar 2012).

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