Arabic Language

The cornerstone for the Arabic Language are Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening.

The Ministry of Education has designed two different Arabic programmes to cater to both native Arabic speakers and non-native pupils.

The curriculum develops a range of essential skills in reading, writing and oral language. This includes a solid foundation of spelling and grammar, an appreciation of literature and the ability to respond to it, and skills in using oral language effectively and accurately. Pupils will also learn to use critical and analytical skills, and will develop skills in using technology to embed and share information.

Repton pupils are encouraged to use Arabic effectively for purposes of practical communication and to integrate linguistic, cultural, and social components. They also use a variety of texts to encourage awareness of perspective in other cultures and to foster curiosity, interest and enjoyment in language learning.

Non-native pupils gain competence in a language other than their mother tongue. This fosters and develops the pupils’ opportunities to interact and communicate with other Arabic speakers in the local UAE community and around the world.

Extra Curricular Activities (ECAs) are provided for both native and non-native pupils in both the Foundation and Key Stage to help them further enhance their language skills.

Islamic Studies

Muslim pupils take part in the programme for Islamic Studies. The scheme of work is produced by the Ministry of Education. Each year, pupils build upon their knowledge from their previous year of study. The programme aims to enrich the learner with a strong foundation of knowledge and values.

Learning in Islamic Studies happens inside and outside the classroom through the ablution area, prayer room, library, by research and through excursions into the local community.

At Repton all of our Arabic and Islamic classes are streamed based on pupils ability. Pupils are grouped and regrouped for a variety of learning situations.

We believe that it is important to extend opportunities for learning beyond the classroom. Field trips occur frequently throughout the year to local and Islamic places within the city such as Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.