Introduction to Arabic

Arabic Lessons at Emirates British Nursery Dubai

Introduction to Arabic

Emirates British Nursery currently offers a comprehensive Arabic language programme in all four nurseries in Dubai for our Jungle section (2-3 year olds), FS1 & FS2 children. The EBN Arabic language programme has been designed to introduce the children to the language from a young age and prepare them with the foundations to ensure a smooth transition into primary school, where Arabic is taught as a mandatory subject in the UAE’s private schools.
The Arabic curriculum complements the English language instruction, follows the same themes and focuses on the Characteristics of Effective Learning:


  • Playing and Exploring
  • Being Active
  • Creativity and Critical Thinking
Arabic Study
Arabic class at Emirates British Nursery Duba
Arabic class at Emirates British Nursery Duba

Outline of the Arabic Language Programme

  • The programme is run by our Early Years qualified Arabic teacher.
  • The Arabic lessons are engaging and interactive with lots of songs and games.
  • The children remain in their play-based environments and explore a range of activities linked to the Arabic focus.
  • Children are introduced to simple vocabulary related to the class theme and gradually build up to learning the Arabic alphabet.
  • The programme also includes topics related to the culture and heritage of Dubai and the UAE for the FS1 children.
  • Registered children attend 2 sessions per week in small groups.

Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language

Learning a foreign language at a young age has many benefits for children. It promotes healthy development of the following:

  • Listening skills
  • Observation
  • Problem solving
  • Critical thinking skills

Encouraging children to love language at an early age prepares them well for school and life. We are committed to providing both native and second-language learners with the opportunity to develop their Arabic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in a stimulating learning environment and preparing them for the next steps in their education.

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