Welcome to the British Association of Teachers of Arabic (BATA). The Association will support and promote teaching, learning, scholarship and research in the fields of Arabic language teaching and culture (at school, degree and Institution Wide Language Programme (IWLP) levels), linguistics, translation and literature across the UK (England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales). The Association shall promote and facilitate links between teachers of Arabic, literature, culture and translation. It will endeavour to bring together teachers of Arabic at all levels, both at Higher Education and at School levels. BATA will seek to share, promote and disseminate best practices and resources across the wide network of teachers in the UK (England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales) and beyond. BATA shall be governed by the following Executive Committee.