AATT Roundtable at MESA

"Envisioning New Directions and Post-Pandemic Practices for Teaching and Learning in the Field of Turkish and Turkic Languages"

This year’s AATT Roundtable will take place at the Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) to be held 2022 – Denver, December 1-4. The Roundtable will focus on best practices for envisioning new directions and post-pandemic practices for teaching and learning in the field of Turkish & Turkic Languages. The COVID-19 pandemic brought continuing effects for the learning and teaching of the Turkish language. These unusual circumstances created a new normal and complelled instructors to enact changes and gave opportunities to redesign and innovate our cirriculums. Amidst so many challenges we discovered new teaching methods and tools through which to promote cultural competence, form communication skills, and connect with our students. This year’s Roundtable will be providing a space for sharing how our teaching evolved as a result of teaching during the pandemic. In what ways moving back to in-person from online practices impacting our instruction? How did Turkic language educators apply what was used to innovate their curricula? What various instructional modes are kept and what others are left? What additional opportunities are available to Turkic language learners? We invite participants on the following topics:

  • Instructional materials and tools to design an effective post-pandemic classroom setting

  • Development of program, materials, and resources for instructional activities and methods of assessment.

  • Practical concerns and applicable suggestions on teaching and assessment

  • Effective integration of digital teaching practices into-in-person or hybrid teaching

  • Strategies that boost student motivation and linguistic confidence 

  • Best practices in the field to provide recommendations for implementation.

Deadline to submit proposals is January 23, 2022.


Interested colleagues will need to submit a proposal on any topic related to “Envisioning new directions and post-pandemic practices for teaching and learning in the field of Turkish and Turkic Languages” to Banu Ozer Griffin bo98@cornell.edu

Deadline to submit abstracts on the MESA website is February 17, 2022.


Selected participants will receive the Roundtable description and more detailed steps on how to submit their abstract on the MESA website in January. MESA membership is required to submit an abstract. The AATT will reimburse participants for the membership fee.