Call For Papers 2020 – Postponed

Due to current advice from the UK Government about Covid 19, BATA 2020 Conference has been postponed until further notice.

Registrations made for the conference will still be valid for the rescheduled conference date; refunds will also be available.

British Association of Teachers of Arabic (BATA)

Inaugural International Conference on the Teaching of Arabic Language, Culture, Literature and Linguistics

University of Leeds, 25 June 2020Postponed

The British Association of Teachers of Arabic (BATA) and the University of Leeds are very pleased to invite you to the BATA Inaugural International Conference, to be held at the University of Leeds on 25 June 2020.

The Conference is designed to offer a platform for teachers of Arabic language, culture, literature and linguistics from the United Kingdom, and beyond, to exchange ideas, share good practice and disseminate their scholarship and activities to a wider audience. It also aims at facilitating greater collaboration and links between teachers of Arabic at all levels in the UK and abroad.

In this spirit, we look forward to proposals considering all aspects of Arabic language teaching, culture, literature and linguistics at all levels. Abstracts can be submitted in both Arabic and English. Arabic abstracts should be accompanied with a brief summary in English. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words, with clear goals and relevance to the theme of the conference.

The Conference invites abstracts from individuals and panels. Individual papers will be grouped by themes and assigned a chair.

Panels should consist of a minimum of four papers, with a clear objective and relevance to the theme of conference.

All abstracts should be submitted by no later than March 31, 2020. Participants will be notified of the outcome of their submission by no later than April 15, 2020. Talks will be allocated 20 minutes and 10 minutes for Q&A

For any queries about the conference, please contact: Prof. El Mustapha Lahlali on

Organising Committee:

Conference Chair: Prof. El Mustapha Lahlali, University of Leeds

Prof. Daniel Newman, University of Durham

Dr Sara Al Tubuly, Al Maktoum College

Dr. Abdelghani Mimouni, University of Manchester

Dr. Kirill Dmitriev, University of St Andrews

Dr. Nadia Rahab, University of London

Dr. Mohammed Dayoub, University of Warwick

Mr. Mohammed Bouabdallah, University of Westminster

Mrs Ghena Tarabulsi,  ICS International Community School