4th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ARABIC LANGUAGE & LITERATURE (ICALL 2013) (ICALL 2013)
Organization: Department of Arabic Language and Literature
|Event Date/Time: May 15, 2013 / 8:30 am - (GMT +8:00 hours)||End Date/Time: May 17, 2013 / 4:30 pm - (GMT +8:00 hours)|
|Abstract Submission Date: Oct 01, 2012|
|Paper Submission Date: Jan 15, 2013|
The methods of teaching and learning Arabic are continuously developing. The teaching of Arabic for specific purposes is one of the new aspects of teaching Arabic that is seeing great demands and needs. These needs can be professional, or simply to learn about the ‘other’ and their culture and their world view or for some communicative purposes for certain groups.
Due to growing interest in the politics and socio-economy of the Arab world in addition to the existing strong relation between the Islamic countries, the needs for learning Arabic have also increased significantly. There are those who are interested in learning Arabic for self-fulfillment purposes, such as to know the meaning of Quran, and there also those who want to know Arabic for their professional and job requirements. In addition to that, the influx of pilgrims to perform the Hajj is also a factor in teaching them Arabic to manage their affairs effectively during the Hajj.
Therefore, we do see that there is a growing demand and interest in learning Arabic for specific purposes. In light of this observation, the Department of Arabic Language and Literature is planning to focus on this particular theme for its fourth International Conference.