Welcome to Arabic

Arabic is one of the oldest existing and most widely spoken languages in the world.

At St Christopher’s School, we are proud of our Arabic language programme for both native and non-native speakers as it gives all our children an opportunity to be able to communicate in our host nation’s language.

Arabic for native speakers is taught in Years 1 to 6, for several hour’s each week, in one of three ability groups. Arabic for non-native speakers is taught in Years 1 to 6, for 1 hour, twice a week. Reception native Arabic pupils experience Arabic taster lessons in Term 3.

At St Christopher’s School, we follow the Bahraini Government Curriculum for Arabic and Islam and focus on speaking and listening, reading and writing. The curriculum is enhanced through units of work linked to learning about Bahrain and Arabic Heritage and Culture. The Arabic Department utilises teaching themes and special events, such as Bahrain National Day, Eid al Adha and an Arabic Reading Week in order to develop and broaden the range of learning experience of our pupils.

Manal Al Jarrah              
Subject Leader Arabic 


Last update: 20 January 2016