LINGUIST List 26.4843

Mon Nov 02 2015

Calls: Arabic, Language Acquisition/Qatar

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 21-Oct-2015
From: Muntasir Al Hamad <>
Subject: International Conference for Teaching Arabic for Non-Native Speakers
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Full Title: International Conference for Teaching Arabic for Non-Native Speakers

Date: 01-May-2016 - 02-May-2016
Location: Doha, Qatar
Contact Person: Hamad Muntasir
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard

Call Deadline: 17-Jan-2016

Meeting Description:

Teaching Arabic for non-Native Speakers: Challenges of the Present, and Prospects of the Future

The Arabic for Non-Native Speakers Center, in the College of Arts and Sciences at Qatar University organizes its first international conference titled “Teaching Arabic for Non-Native Speakers: Challenges of the Present, and Prospects of the Future”, during the period of 1-2 May, 2016 in Doha, Qatar.

Conference Goals:

- To treat the obvious deficiency in providing the intellectual activities that deal specifically with teaching Arabic to non-native speakers in the region and across the globe.
- To give those interested parties in this field the opportunity to share ideas and experiences relating to this field based on the latest theories in second language acquisition.
- To enhance all serious initiatives in this field and even adopt them.
- To support Qatar University’s vision in achieving the leadership role in the research area, and academic efficiency, and to tie that with the university’s mission of conducting research that deals directly with the local and global challenges, and to enhance knowledge, and allow for positive contribution to achieve all social goals.
- To support the research role for the Center for Arabic for Non-Native Speakers (ANNS) to a wider range, to actively contribute to the methods of teaching Arabic to non-native speakers, and to develop the curricula and educational methodologies for teaching such.

Keynote Speakers: Prof Jack Richards, and Prof Mahdi Alosh

No registration fees, accommodation will be provided for participants, transportation from and to the airport and from and to the conference.

Call for Papers:

Conference Topics

Realities of Teaching Arabic To Non-Native Speakers

- Teaching Arabic skills to non-natives between theory and practice
- Teaching Arabic for specific purposes
- Books and special programs in teaching Arabic as a second language
- Practical experiments in the area of teaching Arabic to non-native speakers
- The challenges surrounding teaching Arabic to non-native speakers
- Teaching Arabic as a Heritage Language
- Teaching Arabic to non-native speakers at school (grade) level
- Teaching the dialects of Arabic to non-native speakers

Abstracts should be 300 words in a Microsoft Word document.
Email abstracts to:
Abstract deadline is 17 January 2016 and notification of acceptance is by 15 February 2016.

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