1st Edition

Plurilingual Pedagogy in the Arabian Peninsula Transforming and Empowering Students and Teachers

Edited By Daniela Coelho, Telma Gharibian Steinhagen Copyright 2023
    184 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    184 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This edited collection explores plurilingual education in the unique English medium instruction (EMI) context of the Arabian Peninsula.

    The book argues that integrating a plurilingual pedagogy alongside current EMI in the region could enhance students’ learning and contribute to a language policy that embraces linguistic diversity while fostering regional identity. It brings together the work of experts in Arabic and English language policy and planning, presenting empirical research relating to plurilingual pedagogical practices within the region. The book offers a range of recommendations for educators on how to integrate plurilingual pedagogies in classroom teaching. This becomes more important since many educators in the region are non-Arabic speakers and are teaching students with diverse linguistic backgrounds through English.

    With a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to the linguistic landscape in the Arabian region, this book will be of great interest to researchers, scholars, and students in the fields of applied linguistics, language education, teacher education, and EMI.

    Part 1: Language planning, policy, and practices in the context of English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI) in the Arabian Peninsula: Challenges and success stories
    Chapter 1: Steering the Arabic Language Policy and Planning Agenda: The way forward for Arabic as a language of the future
    Amani Batakji Chazy
    Chapter 2: Current Discussions on Plurilingual Pedagogy: Language Learning Implications in the Arabian Peninsula
    Nadine Jaafarawi
    Chapter 3: Arabic language teacher training in the Arabian Peninsula: Great teachers don’t grow on trees
    Hanada Thomure
    Chapter 4: Teacher education and EMI in the UAE and Arabian Peninsula - Past, present and future perspectives Kay Gallagher & Anna Dillon

    Part 2: Empirical research on plurilingual education in the Arabian Peninsula context
    Chapter 5: From binaries to plurality: Emirati college students’ perspectives on the plurilingual identities of English users and expatriate teachers
    Melanie van den Hoven & Sarah Hopkyns.
    Chapter 6: Plurilingual pedagogy in Higher Education in the UAE: Student voices in an academic writing course
    Daniela Coelho
    Chapter 7: Expanding communicative repertories through plurilingual pedagogies in international branch campus classrooms in Qatar Sara Hillman, Dudley Reynolds & Aymen Elsheikh
    Part 3: Implications and applications of plurilingual pedagogy in teaching and learning
    Chapter 8: Rethinking Learning and Teaching Using Plurilingual Pedagogy in the UAE: Challenges and success stories
    Telma Gharibian Steinhagen
    Chapter 9: From theory to practice: Ways to implement plurilingual pedagogy in education institutions in the Arabian Peninsula - Daniela Coelho & Telma Gharibian Steinhagen


    Daniela Coelho is an assistant professor of Education at Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates.

    Telma Gharibian Steinhagen is an assistant professor of English Applied Linguistics, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates.