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English Language Teaching Research in the Middle East and North Africa

Multiple Perspectives

  • Sahbi Hidri

Benefits

  • Introduces the current status, focus and practices of ELT research in the MENA context as tackled from different perspectives

  • Blends theory and practice to demonstrate how ELT research is undertaken in the MENA context and beyond

  • Explores concepts and issues as diverse as curriculum design, international benchmarks, academic writing genres, discourse analysis, research and study skills, and classroom interaction

  • Suggests directions for future exploration and research, designed to bring the MENA ELT research landscape in line with the rest of the world

Book

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xlvi
  2. Testing, Evaluation and Assessment

  3. Interfaces Between Teaching and Assessment

  4. Argumentation in Discourse Analysis

  5. Teaching Diglossia and Vocabulary

About this book

Introduction

This book examines English Language Teaching (ELT) research in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). While the MENA region has witnessed considerable change in recent years, it has so far tended to be under-represented in ELT research at both the regional and the international level. This book aims to help fill this gap by surveying the current state of the field, examining in detail a range of issues and concepts, and suggesting future directions for further research. The different parts cover topics as various as testing, evaluation and assessment; argumentation in discourse analysis; teaching diglossia in vocabulary; and the role of critical thinking in foreign language learning and teaching. It will be of interest to ELT researchers and practitioners internationally – not just those based in MENA contexts themselves.

Sahbi Hidri is an assistant professor of applied linguistics at the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of Tunis, Tunisia. He is the founder of Tunisia TESOL, the Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics and the Tunisian Association of Language Assessment and Evaluation.

Keywords

ELT TESOL TEFL MENA technology and language teaching error analysis foreign language learning diglossia vocabulary argumentation discourse analysis language testing language assessment

Editors and affiliations

  • Sahbi Hidri
    • 1
  1. 1.English DepartmentFaculty of Human and Social Sciences of TunisTunisTunisia

About the editors

Sahbi Hidri is Assistant Professor of applied linguistics at the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences of Tunis, Tunisia. He is the founder of Tunisia TESOL, the Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics and the Tunisian Association of Language Assessment and Evaluation. His research interests include language assessment, testing and evaluation, assessment literacy, test-taking strategies, statistics, measurement, specs validation of the language skills, SLA and dynamic assessment.

Bibliographic information

Reviews

“Hidri’s volume is an interesting compilation of language teacher research conducted by scholars based in the MENA. This volume is one of the first to showcase the diverse research efforts of the region. It is a necessary addition to any language teacher’s professional library.” (Christine Coombe, TESOL President (2011-2012) and Dubai Men’s College, UAE)

“Congratulations to Sahbi Hidri and contributors for bringing together this comprehensive and much needed volume on English Language Teaching Research in the MENA. The book’s inclusiveness, both in terms of the topics and regional representation, will make it a must read for anyone working on ELT issues in the region.” (Ahmar Mahboob, The University of Sydney, Australia)