BATA 2023 Annual International Conference

The BATA 2023 conference and the call for papers will be announced soon

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Last year’s conference: BATA 2nd Annual International Conference, 30th June – 1st July 2022


Keynote Speakers

Professor Yasir Suleiman, University of Cambridge

Professor Brahim Chakrani, Middlebury Language Schools

Conference Registration is now OPEN! Final Programme below

For BATA 2022 Full Conference Programme, please click HERE

As the conference is hybrid you can either register to attend in person/onsite or online. For accommodation please see below.

In-person/Onsite Attendance:

If you intend to attend the conference in person/onsite, please register HERE   (The fee will cover refreshment breaks and lunch).

Online Attendance:

If you intend to attend the conference online, please register HERE   (The fee will help in covering IT support and other technical requirements).

There are three categories in the registration form: 1) BATA members (BME); 2) Non-members (NMEM); 3) Students (STU). Please only choose the category that suits you.

Further information on the registration categories and the fee can be found below.

Attendance in-person/onsite:

The following fee will cover refreshment breaks and lunch for both days: 30th June & 1st July:

 BATA members (BME) (discount) 
(Discount is only for members who have registered or renewed their membership since August 2021)
 £20 (both days)
 Non-members (NMEM)   £30 (both days)
 Students (STU)  £16 (both days)

Online Attendance:

The following fee will help in covering IT support and other technical requirements

 BATA members (BMEM) (discount) 
(Discount is only for members who have registered or renewed their membership since August 2021)
 £10
 Non-members (NONM)    £16
 Students (STU) £8

Accommodation

To book a university accommodation, please click on the following link: Conference Accommodation

Conference Venue Address: University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London  W1B 2HW

HYBRID Conference: Online and in-person Submission of abstracts is now CLOSED.

The British Association of Teachers of Arabic (BATA) and the University of Westminster are very pleased to invite you to the 2022 BATA 2nd Annual International Conference, to be held at the University of Westminster, 30th June – 1st July

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

In this spirit, we look forward to proposals considering the following themes and sub-themes: Submission of abstracts will open in September.

Key Themes and Sub-themes

1. Teaching Arabic and Culture 2. Arabic Translation 3. Arabic Literature and Literary Criticism 4. Arabic Linguistics

  1. Teaching Arabic and culture
  • Curriculum design and development
  • Arabic for special purposes
  • Developing vocabulary skills
  • Teaching Arabic skills
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Autonomous learning
  • Classroom interaction
  • Teaching Arabic and professional development
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Teaching Arabic
  • Teaching Arabic online: opportunities and challenges
  • Technology-based e-learning Arabic
  • Varieties in Arabic
  • Teaching Arabic: transition from Schools to Higher Education

2. Arabic Translation

  • Translation of news
  • Translation and ideology
  • Translation of technical texts
  • Translation of scientific texts
  • Literary translation
  • Translation of legal texts
  • Machine translation

3. Arabic Literature and Literary Criticism

  • Postmodernism
  • Arabic literature and diaspora
  • Gender and literature
  • Classical and modern literature

4. Arabic Linguistics

  • Sociolinguistics of Arabic language
  • Arabic discourse analysis studies
  • Arabic media studies
  • Arabic Stylistics
  • Arabic semantics
  • Arabic Historical Linguistics
  • Conversation analysis
  • Arabic phonetics and phonology
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Arabic Pragmatics
  • Multimodality & Critical Discourse Analysis

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Abstracts can be submitted in both Arabic and English. Arabic abstracts should be accompanied with a brief summary in English. Abstracts should not exceed 250 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 30, 2022. Proposals will be blind reviewed by members of the organising Committee. Participants will be notified of the outcome of their submission by no later than April 7, 2022. Talks will be allocated 20 minutes and 10 minutes for Q&A. We also encourage submissions for workshops.

Submissions should contain the following:

  1. Author name(s),
  2. Affiliation and a contact e-mail address,
  3. Title of the presentation,
  4. Abstract in the language of the presentation (250 words). The language used in the abstract will be considered the language of presentation at the Conference.
  5. A short summary of your abstract (max. 150 words) in English (if the language of the presentation is not English)
  6. Submission for panels should include a chair as well.
  7. References and figures can be added.

Poster proposals must contain the following:

  1. Author name(s),
  2. Affiliation and a contact e-mail address,
  3. Title of the poster,
  4. Abstract in Arabic or English (250 words).
  5. A short summary of your abstract (max. 150 words) in English (if the language of the poster is not English)

Organising Committee:

Prof. El Mustapha Lahlali, University of Leeds (Conference Chair)

Prof. Daniel Newman, University of Durham

Mr. Mohammed Bouabdallah, University of Westminster (Conference Deputy Chair)

Dr Sara Al Tubuly, Al Maktoum College

Dr. Abdelghani Mimouni, University of Manchester

Dr. Mohammed Dayoub, University of Warwick

Dr. Salwa El-Awa, Swansea University

PhD students:

Amani Albuwardi, University of Leeds

Sarah Almutairi, University of Leeds

For any queries about the Conference, please email: bata_conference2022@outlook.com.

For Queries about BATA membership, please email: bata@leeds.ac.uk

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On every level, the College is a place where potential and ability is valued over background or ethnicity. It is an establishment where further and higher education is available and welcome to all.

Funded primarily by the Al-Maktoum Foundation, its vision for high-quality teaching and learning, enriched by a multicultural perspective makes for a rewarding educational experience.

The objective has always been to establish itself as an internationally acclaimed, independent, free standing College of higher education. To get there, it has been necessary to form links with several partner institutions, and to enable the College to engage in teaching and award degrees under the auspices of these institutions. In this, the College enjoys partnerships with the University of Dundee, Trinity College Dublin and Abertay University, in delivering MSc and PhD study opportunities. We continue to explore further possible links which would enhance our provision and further strengthen our position. 

Furthermore, the College focuses on lifelong learning through academic, technical and customised programmes recognised by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and the UK Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

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