Arabic as a Modern Foreign Language

The aim of the course is to provide a framework for the development of different skills, knowledge and understanding in the Arabic language. It is designed to enable students to:

  • Develop an understanding of the spoken and written forms of Arabic language in a range of context
  • Develop the ability to communicate effectively in the Arabic language, through both the spoken and written words , using a range of vocabulary and structures
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of grammar in the Arabic language, and ability to apply it
  • Apply their knowledge and understanding of countries and communities where the Arabic language is spoken
  • Develop positive attitudes to the Arabic language learning
  • Provide suitable foundation for further study and / or practical use of the Arabic foreign language

The Arabic language course starting from Year 7 will gradually build up to a GCSE award in Year 11.The Arabic GCSE is a combination of Nahw, Sarf and Balaghah taught using a variety of methods combined with the English language.

The course consists of all the components of the language, namely grammar, reading, speaking, writing and listening gradually leading up to the GCSE Arabic examination.

From Year 7 the students will be aiming to cover the use of Arabic language in the following broad units-:

  • Home and daily routine
  • Social activities, fitness and health
  • Education, training and employment
  • Media, entertainment and youth culture

Assessment is carried out regularly during the course of each unit and at the end of each unit. Assessment during the course is carried out in each lesson to ensure learning takes place and plan and adapt lessons to individual needs.

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