Arab World English Journal Volume. 1 Number. 1 Oct. 2010 PP. 2-3
From the Editor
We are happy to introduce the first issue of the Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) to our colleagues in schools, universities, and research centers around the globe. As a publication whose goal it is to generate new knowledge about the English language, linguistics, literature, culture, and translation as well as English teaching and learning in the Arab world, we now aim to expand our circle of readers and contributors. We emphasize that AWEJ is a journal open to all Arabs, no matter their nationality, religion, or background, as well as scholars throughout the entire world. It is our hope that you will take this opportunity to notify other scholars and teachers at your institute of our presence.
AWEJ is a refereed, peer-reviewed, and open-access e-journal for scholars, researchers, teachers, and officials of the English language in the Arab countries and in the entire world. We are non-profit, and seek to collect, organize, and disseminate information and research on new trends of English teaching and learning.
It is our mission with AWEJ to generate new knowledge about the English language in the Arab world and to focus on promoting research and best practices that will improve the use of English in these countries, helping teachers, scholars and students cope with the emerging global challenges of the 21st century. Through AWEJ we hope to establish a forum for lively professional discussion that will promote the development of links between language-related research and its application in educational and other professional settings.
AWEJ is only possible with great support from the international community. We recognize that our mission is a challenging one, and we will need all possible support from our colleagues at all levels, including the Ministries, universities, public and private research centers and other schools, institutes and learning centers. We welcome you to AWEJ and encourage you to share your experiences and insights.