American University of Beirut

Center for Language Research and Teaching (CeLRT)

Shaaban, Kassim A.
Professors:Choueiri, Lina G.; Ghaith, Ghazi M.; Shaaban, Kassim A.
Associate Professors:Hanafi, Sari; Orfali, Bilal W.
Assistant Professors:
Allen, Ira J.; Avant, Doyle R.; Kelly, Niamh; Majed, Rima; Nish, Jennifer M.; Vermy, A. Michael; Zimmerman, Erin.​

CeLRT is currently inactive. For more information, please contact the Center Director.

The proposed functions of the Center are the following:

  • Providing language practitioners with professional support through workshops, panel discussions, forums, seminars, and discussions
  • Establishing connections with professional organizations and supporting their goals and mission
  • Holding a biannual conference on different topics in theoretical and applied linguistics and related fields (sociolinguistics, language acquisition, pragmatics, and mass communication)
  • Publishing an electronic journal that addresses generic language issues as well as issues specific to the language situation and language education in the Middle East region
  • Working on offering new postgraduate degrees in language related areas such as Creative Writing, Rhetoric and Composition, and Translation
  • Offering consultation services in language-related areas
  • Hosting visiting scholars and post-doctoral fellows
  • Working on the establishment of new lang​uage-based interdisciplinary graduate programs at AUB, and
  • Engaging in research in theoretical and applied linguistics and in language teaching and language learning

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