The Arabic curriculum is based on developing thematic units that are based on standard instruction. Lessons are interactive, fun, and utilize authentic materials that are age-appropriate to build students ability to use the Arabic language in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Islamic manners are also taught as part of cultural practices. Students also enjoy reading stories and watching videos about various topics as well as converse with each other in Arabic. They interact with students in other schools via writing letters to them.
In comparison to other Islamic schools, our student’s exhibit advanced skills in listening and speaking the Arabic language. With a team of 5 Arabic teachers under the leadership of a qualified department head, students are assessed and monitored regularly so that instruction can be modified accordingly to their needs.
In 2012, Minaret Academy was awarded an Arabic Language Curriculum Development Grant from Qatar Foundation to further advance our program. Our Arabic Program remains a pioneer in the industry and role model for other schools across the nation.