Arabic is compulsory for all students in Year 1 to Year 9 inclusive in accordance with KHDA (Dubai’s governing education authority) requirements. Arabic is sub-divided into the following two levels:
Native Arabic speakers
Students holding passports from Arabic speaking countries
Non Arabic speakers
Students from non-Arabic speaking countries.
NB: Arabic speaking students who hold a passport from a non-Arabic speaking country may choose Arabic A or B in accordance to the expected skill and ability levels.
French or Mandarin
All students from Year 3 onwards have the option of French or Mandarin language lessons as part of our Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) programme. 120 minutes of MFL instruction is provided per week. Wherever possible, MFL lesson content is linked with Homeroom content or has a cross-curricular link. Frequent links are also made to using languages in real-life contexts.
French Mother Tongue is offered to native speaking students only. These classes are run by private teachers and there is an additional cost to participate in these classes. It is not compulsory, but highly recommended, for native speaking students of French to participate in these classes.
French and Mandarin
Both languages are offered from Year 7, students will choose which language they wish to study. It is also compulsory for Year 10 students to study one of these languages at IGCSE level.
French Mother Tongue is offered to native speaking students only. These classes are run by private teachers and there is an additional cost to participate in these classes. It is not compulsory, but highly recommended for native speaking students of the above languages to participate in these classes. First Language French IGCSE is offered to Year 10 native French students.