Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching

The Case of the Middle East and North Africa

  • Hayo Reinders
  • Christine Coombe
  • Andrew Littlejohn
  • Dara Tafazoli

Part of the New Language Learning and Teaching Environments book series (NLLTE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Christine Coombe, Hayo Reinders, Andrew Littlejohn, Dara Tafazoli
    Pages 1-18
  3. John Traxler, Elena Barcena, Timothy Read
    Pages 19-38
  4. Deena Boraie, Ebtihal El Badry, Maged Habashy
    Pages 61-83
  5. Melanie Gobert, Helene Demirci
    Pages 109-131
  6. Roger Nunn, Caroline Brandt, Asli Hassan, Curtis Bradley
    Pages 133-151
  7. Elana Spector-Cohen, Lisa Amdur, Ingrid Barth, Rosalie Sitman, Linda Weinberg
    Pages 153-176
  8. Andrew Littlejohn, Sandhya R. Mehta
    Pages 177-201
  9. Zohreh R. Eslami, Valerie Hill-Jackson, Svetlana Kurteš, Lobat Asadi
    Pages 263-282
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 283-285

About this book


This edited collection presents a study of innovation in teaching, learning, assessment and teacher development practices in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The thirteen research-based chapters in this collection examine recent innovations in English language teaching, drawing on classroom, administrative and learning experiences from seven of the countries in the region. The major trends analyzed across the volume include the language skills of reading and writing and the prevalence of technology and technology-enhanced instruction. It highlights that innovative teaching, learning and assessment practices that are now in place in virtually all levels of English language teaching and learning from primary school to university to adult education sectors, and reflects on possible ways forward for innovation in the field of ELT. This book will provide valuable insight for scholars of applied linguistics and practitioners working in language policy, 


Egypt MENA Iran Qatar United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia Lebanon Oman EFL ELT TESOL Curriculum reform language assessment Digital literacy mobile learning online language learning Task-based learning holistic education CALL teacher education critical language pedagogy

Editors and affiliations

  • Hayo Reinders
    • 1
  • Christine Coombe
    • 2
  • Andrew Littlejohn
    • 3
  • Dara Tafazoli
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of EducationAnaheim UniversityAnaheimUSA
  2. 2.General StudiesDubai Men's CollegeDubaiUnited Arab Emirates
  3. 3.Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of EducationUniversiti Brunei DarussalamBruneiBrunei Darussalam
  4. 4.Department of English and German PhilologyUniversity of CórdobaCórdobaSpain

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