English Language Teaching Research in the Middle East and North Africa

Multiple Perspectives

  • Sahbi Hidri

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

  6. English Language Learning Problems

  7. Motivation and Error Analysis in Foreign Language Learning

  8. The Role of Critical Thinking in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching

  9. Technology in Language Learning and Teaching

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 703-716

About this book


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.


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

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