As the school grows so will our language offerings. We hope to offer students the opportunity to study Mandarin, German and Spanish as well as our current offerings below.
Here at Dubai Heights Academy students learn French weekly from Year 1. We celebrate our multilingual community and believe that the language learning process helps students in all areas of their learning, and promotes respect and understanding of other cultures.
We follow the UK framework for Languages to ensure progression in the three core strands of Oracy, Literacy and Intercultural Understanding. Our students learn French through exciting, interactive activities, in order to give them constant opportunities to practice their developing language learning skills.
In FS1 & 2 children receive two Arabic language sessions weekly. Throughout these sessions, students are introduced to Arabic sounds and letters via song and rhyme, as well as other enjoyable activities geared toward the development of early language abilities in Arabic. Students naturally love learning and singing songs, as well as participating in rhythmic activities while reciting rhymes. This increases to 3 sessions in Year 1.
From Years 2 to 9 we teach Arabic for Arabic Speakers (Arabic A) and Arabic for Non-Arabic Speakers (Arabic B). Dubai Heights Academy School has three specialized Arabic teaching rooms for primary and two for secondary for our students to study in. Throughout the year, the students participate in a variety of activities, such as National Day, Flag Day and Arabic assemblies, which are incorporated into the Arabic curriculum.
To help our students improve their comprehension, we use a variety of teaching techniques, including Arabic games, theatre, art and crafts, and projects for our pupils to complete.
We use different platforms to support Arabic such as BravoBravo, I read Arabic, Istart Arabic, KamKalemah. These platforms engage the students and reinforce what they have learnt as well as measure their progress and asses their knowledge.
Our school follows the Knowledge and Human Development Authority's (KHDA) National Curriculum for Arabic A in KS1, KS2 and KS3.