Language Assessment in the Middle East and North Africa

The Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics ( is pleased to announce the call for papers for a special issue on ‘Language Assessment in the Middle East and North Africa.’

 We invite submissions related to, but not limited to, the following areas:

-          Classroom assessment (assessment for learning, dynamic assessment …etc.)

-          Standardized language assessment

-          Assessment of language skills (assessing writing, reading, listening, speaking) and sub-skills (assessing vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, thinking skills, etc.)

-          Language test validation

-          Assessment literacy

-          Teachers’ assessment beliefs

-          Test development  in language assessment

-          Technology in language assessment

-          Test washback

-          Language testing policies in academic and professional contexts

 The manuscript should be between 6,000-7000 words, excluding the references. Manuscripts should be submitted directly to the Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics (AJAL). All papers will be reviewed through the journal review system. 

Kindly email a tentative title and a 150-word abstract to the guest editor (Atta Gebril) at if interested by December 1, 2016. The final paper should be submitted to the journal by May 30, 2017. For more information about the special issue. 

For more information about the special issue, please check the following links: