Arabic as a first language
The Arabic A department at Dubai College has made significant progress recently. Learning in the Arabic A department is individualised and tailored to suit each student’s needs. A modern curriculum has been adapted as part of the department development plan. This contains a range of learning strategies that help the Arabic A students who do not use Arabic in their day to day life to overcome this obstacle.
The Arabic A classrooms include a computer corner that allows every Arabic A student to work on the learning resources guaranteeing the best learning outcome. There is also a range of reading books and stories for extended reading.
Both Arabic A teaching staff have a PHD degree in the subject area and extensive experience in teaching.
The department is proud to offer a tailor made learning and teaching opportunity that is aligned with the Dubai College vision and mission to be the best British school in the world.
Arabic as a second language
Students of Arabic “B” are second language learners. Arabic is compulsory for all students from Years 7 to 9.
Dubai College considers Arabic an important part of the curriculum and Arabic is part of the MFL department. Taught by dedicated staff, standards of teaching are high and the subject is quite popular amongst the students. In line with the new methods of teaching Modern Foreign Languages, our Arabic teachers continue to research and prepare new materials geared to the specific needs of the students.
The Arabic department consists of 5 teachers. Arabic courses are taught in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA); this is simplified classical Arabic and it is the language used in newspapers, radio and television.
The Arabic department, aim to instil the love for Arabic in DC students and support and motivate them to enjoy learning this wonderful language. We try to build the students’ self-esteem and confidence regardless of ability while always endeavouring to keep the language interesting by creating a stimulating learning environment.
What makes a good teacher at Dubai College?
A good teacher is approachable, warm, forms good relationships with students and has a passion for the subject.
What are you trying to encourage and instil in your students?
I try to transmit to my students my love for Arabic.
In your opinion, what makes Dubai College special?
The special teachers that work here.
Who or what inspires you?
A dedicated student who wants to learn.
Tell us something not a lot of people know about you.
I love my students even more than they love me!
Sawsan Abdulhadi, Head of Arabic