Welcome to the Arabic section
According to the Ministry of Education ruling, it is compulsory that students study Arabic from year 1 upwards.
Students receive 5 Arabic lessons a week (40 minutes each). We have two sections for each year group (Arabic for Arabs and Arabic for Non-Arabs)
Students enjoy learning Arabic as a second language. We follow the Ministry of Education requirements and try to make the subject more engaging by making use of the ICT facilities. Students are taught in mixed abilities groups.
Useful website: www.funwitharabic.com
- On the first of December, we celebrated the National Day of the UAE. We had an exhibition about the UAE environment. During our assembly, the students of different nationalities participated by singing, reciting Arabic poems, acting and saying a speech in Arabic, French and English.
- The Arabic section participated in the traffic safety week. During that week , the students watched movies in Arabic about the mistakes which some people are doing whilst driving or crossing the road .Many songs and activities were introduced to attract the attention of the students about the importance of the traffic safety.
Arabic Department News
Letter from the Linguistics and Islamic Department (185 Kb)
Information about the syllabus for Arabic for Arabs and Non Arabs, Islamic Studies for Arabs and Non Arabs and Social Studies for Arabs.
Use of ICT in Arabic lessons
The Arabic department used ICT to enhance the learning of Year 3 non-Arab language learners. June 2009.
Here at GEMS Wellington Primary School we are constantly looking for ways to enhance the learning of our pupils. The Arabic department with this in mind introduced a project to the non-arab language learners of using ICT to present what they had learned.
The children were able to use a wide range of technology from mobile phones, nitendo DS players and laptops. The Year 3 children who were part of this project throughly enjoyed the experience and said that they found it helped their learning and made Arabic lessons really fun.
Mrs. Gihan Mansour who headed up the project presented the work to parents, teachers and pupils from other schools and the press. Please take a look at the coverage in the newspapers of this innovative work.