From the Arabic-L listserv:
It is our pleasure to announce the establishment of the Virginia Association of Teachers of Arabic (VATA), a non-profit, nonpolitical academic and educational organization. We welcome all Arabic teachers to join the organization to share your expertise with others as well as learn from others. Our goals are:
1. To promote quality teaching and learning in Arabic language and culture at all educational levels,
2. To enhance pedagogical development and career advancement in teaching Arabic as a foreign language,
3. To maximize professional exchanges and collaboration among Arabic language educators.
Members do not have to reside in Virginia; the only requirement is that you have a passion for Arabic teaching. Annual membership fees are only $25. Please email Olla Al-Shalchi (oalshalchi at smith dot edu) to receive the membership form.
Arabic-L:PED:Virginian Association of Teachers of Arabic. Arabic-L listserv (ARABIC-L@LISTSERV.BYU.EDU, 17 Oct 2012).