Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching: The Case of the MENA

  • Christine CoombeEmail author
  • Hayo Reinders
  • Andrew Littlejohn
  • Dara Tafazoli
Part of the New Language Learning and Teaching Environments book series (NLLTE)


The focus of this volume is the study of innovation in English language teaching and learning environments in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The chapters draw on classroom, administrative and learning experiences from seven of the countries in the region. This chapter begins with the establishment of a definition of innovation in education and English language teaching. What follows is a description of the current status of English language education in the region and a look at next steps and innovations that are currently being implemented. A brief introduction to the other 12 chapters in this volume rounds out this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christine Coombe
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hayo Reinders
    • 3
    • 2
  • Andrew Littlejohn
    • 4
  • Dara Tafazoli
    • 5
  1. 1.General StudiesDubai Men’s CollegeDubaiUnited Arab Emirates
  2. 2.Department of EducationAnaheim UniversityAnaheimUSA
  3. 3.School of Liberal ArtsKing Mongkut’s University of Technology ThonburiThonburiThailand
  4. 4.Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of EducationUniversiti Brunei DarussalamBruneiBrunei Darussalam
  5. 5.Department of English and German PhilologyUniversity of CordobaCordobaSpain

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