Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language
Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language
Origins, Developments and Current Directions
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Acknowledgments Transliteration List of Abbreviations Arab World Map Introduction 1. The Historical Background 2. The Birth of a New Branch 3. Growth (1970s) 4. Development (1980s) 5. New Challenges (1990s) 6. In the 21st Century (2000-2010) 7. The Present Period Conclusions List of Events A TAFL Who's Who TAFL Institutes Tables Bibliography Index

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Selected among the best publications of the year by the Department of Studies on Asia and Mediterranean Africa, Ca 'Foscari University, Venice.

Andrea Facchin

Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language

Origins, Developments and Current Directions

Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language concentrates 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, namely between 1958 and 2018. 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.

Andrea Facchin

Andrea Facchin is researcher of Arabic language at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. He holds his PhD from the same university, where he is coordinator of DAR Laboratory. His research interests are Arabic language teaching, testing and intercultural communication.