LINGUIST List 26.5656

Sat Dec 19 2015

Calls: Applied Ling/Morocco

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 19-Dec-2015
From: Hassan Belhiah <>
Subject: The Status of the English Language in Higher Education in the Arab World
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Full Title: The Status of the English Language in Higher Education in the Arab World

Date: 26-May-2016 - 27-May-2016
Location: Rabat, Morocco
Contact Person: Yamna El Kirate
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2016

Meeting Description:

The main theme of the conference will be the status of the English language in higher education in the Arab World with special emphasis on English Studies in Morocco. Motivation for such a focus comes from the controversies that have emerged as a result a noticeable disparity between the rapidly-changing status of the English language in the world and in Morocco and the continuous efforts on the part of policy-makers to accompany these changes. One main concern is to frame these efforts within a general curriculum development approach in order to make sense of the various reform versions, their objectives, focus, and effectiveness. This has implications not only for English Studies, but also for two other areas namely English as part of the Language and Communication module and English as a teaching medium for content subjects in other departments and faculties.

The objective of the conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners in the field of English Language Teaching at the university level over discussions of various themes building upon their classroom experiences and field research tracking day to day challenges and possibilities. The conference will address a range of critically important themes relevant to the situation of English in higher education with a focus on methodological issues pertaining to emerging challenges of the 21st century. While the teaching of English, in particular, has benefited from research in applied linguistics and TEFL to reform its methodologies, though controversial, the situation in other areas is quite unclear.

The conference will feature plenary speakers among some of the leading researchers in the field. We are inviting proposals for paper presentations in the fields of Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Cultural Studies, Translation, and Literature.

Information regarding conference themes, paper submission, and registration is available through the following link:

Call for Papers:

The Faculty of Letters & Human Sciences at Mohammed V University of Rabat, Morocco, in cooperation with the Arab Society of English language Studies and Arab World Language Journal are pleased to announce the Call For Papers for the International Conference which will be held on 26-27 May 2016, Rabat, Morocco.

- February 15, 2016: Deadline for submitting participation applications
- February 30, 2016: Notification of acceptance
- March 30, 2016: Deadline for submitting papers
- April 15, 2016: Final notification of acceptance for conference presentation
- May 26-27, 2016: Conference date

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