Arabic Language Curriculum
At Newlands School Dubai, we teach Arabic as a first language and Arabic as an additional language. The Arab students are expected to follow the standard set for Arabic first language learners and use the MOE prescribed textbooks as the main resource in their curriculum. We adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of our students and link it to the real-life and 21st-century inquiry learning.
Arabic language learning is also available for Non-Arab students, who are expected to follow the curriculum standards and expectations for Arabic as an additional language included in the framework specified for the Non- Native Speakers.
We also provide Arabic language learning in the Early Years starting from FS1. The standards and expectations of the MOE for Arabic are followed in the Early Years section. Students enjoy listening to Arabic songs, joining the circle time and learning about the Arabic alphabets.
For Islamic studies, all Muslim Students (Arab and Non-Arab) follows the UAE Curriculum standards and use the MOE prescribed textbooks for Islamic Education. Islamic Education is also offered at Newlands in the Early Years. Students learn short Surahs, Seerah and morals in Islam.
We also deliver French as a third foreign modern language and we introduce it starting from Year 3. Students learn a basic introduction and follow the books of (Parole Plus and Zoom Pas a Pas). CDs are provided to each student so they can practice independently at home and follow up with what we share in class.