Andrea Facchin wins the 2020 'Starting' Research Award at Ca’ Foscari University
Andrea Facchin of the Department of Asian and Mediterranean African Studies has won the award for the STARTING category with his book Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (Amsterdam University Press, 2019) because:
“His work fills a gap in the literature and has a clear international relevance”.
Dr. Andrea Facchin has published the first comprehensive reference monograph on the origins, developments and current directions of the discipline Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language (TAFL) within the Arab world and partially outside of it during the last 60 years. Considered in this volume are the most influential scholars, authors, educators and those significant works that have contributed to the development of the discipline. In addition, special attention is paid to the TAFL institutes, regarded as epicenters of TAFL activities and important meetings, that allow scholars to gather around the same table and discuss approaches, trends and methods used in the field. All of these aspects converge in one comprehensive study which is enriched by a narration of the main sociopolitical changes that have affected the Middle East in latter-day history.
Amsterdam University Press would like to congratulate Andrea Facchin for this fantastic achievement.