ACS offers Modern Standard Arabic language at all grade levels; from our Early Years Program though grade 12. Our Arabic language program focuses on communication proficiency while introducing and encouraging the appreciation of the rich Arab culture.
Arabic Language in Elementary School
The Arabic language class is compulsory in the Elementary School. Students are introduced to Arabic starting at the Early Years Program. From Grades 2 -5, students are distributed in the Arabic classes based on their language level and take Arabic 7 out of the 8 day rotation schedule.
Arabic Language in the Middle School
As of 6th grade, students may choose Arabic, Spanish or French as an elective. Arabic is taught from levels A-G. Both native and non-native speakers of Arabic will be grouped in classes based upon their readiness level. For more information on the Arabic curriculum in middle school, click here to download the Program of Studies.
Arabic Language in the High School
Arabic is taught from Level I - International Advanced Level. Both native and non-native students are grouped in classes based upon their readiness level with the language.
High school students may also take AP Endorsed Arabic where by the end of the course students are expected to take either the AP Endorsed Arabic Exam, or the Edexcel IAS Exam, or both. Students also have the option of enrolling in the International Advanced Level Arabic (IAL) where they will study aspects of the contemporary society, cultural background and heritage of one or more of the Arabic language countries or communities, as well as transferring meaning from English to Arabic. By the end of this course students are expected to take the Edexcel IA2 Exam.
The Arabic International A Level Course at ACS Amman was created in our attempt to emulate an Advanced Placement course which we offer in other languages at ACS. The purpose of these courses is to act as a capstone to our Arabic program. Upon passing Unit 1 and Unit 2 of the exam, the certificate is equivalent to Arabic portion of the Tawjihi exam.
For more information on the Arabic curriculum in high school, click here to download the Program of Studies.