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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


Translanguaging and Linguistic Diversity in Arabic

The University of Cambridge will be hosting the Fourth Biennial Arabic Language Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Conference on Thursday, 18th April, 2024 at Cripps Court, Magdalene College, University of Cambridge.

The conference organisers gratefully acknowledge the generous support of their valued sponsors:

Qatar Foundation International

Arab Academy. Cairo, Egypt

Association of University Language Communities

Sijal Institute, Amman, Jordan

Qalam wa Lawh Center, Rabat, Morocco

International House Arabic School In Egypt

Taa Marbouta, Tunisia

The previous Biennial Conferences were held firstly at the University of Leeds in 2017, then at King’s College, London in 2019 and, most recently, hosted online by the University of Exeter in 2021.


The conference will cover the following subthemes:

  • Perceptions of Translanguaging
  • The varieties we teach
  • Pedagogical approaches
  • Approaches to assessment

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Accommodation:  Cambridge offers a range of possibilities from Premier Inn and Travelodge to small bespoke hotels and B&Bs.

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