Arabic is the official language of 26 countries worldwide, and the first language of 290 million people. The United Arab Emirates has a culturally diverse society, however, Arabic still remains its official language and mother tongue. A 2013 British Council report ‘Languages for the Future’ identifies Arabic is the second most important language for school children to study over the next 20 years. Arabic is an integral part of the curriculum at Reach British School, taught right from the very start in our FS1 classrooms. Through it, our children gain a greater understanding of the society and culture of the United Arab Emirates and the ability to communicate in the language of the country in which they live.
The Arabic Language Department at Reach British School aspires to be a distinguished section that excels students in the field of Arabic language, whether they are learning as native or non-native Arabic speakers. This vision is based on several main themes which equally contribute to both the progress made and the student achievement in our school: