Teacher: Mr Aziz
Languages are part of the cultural richness of our society and the world in which we live and work. Learning languages contributes to mutual understanding, a sense of global citizenship and personal fulfilment. Arabic is the first language in more than 22 countries around the world
Here at Preston Muslim Girls High School, we understand the value and importance of encouraging our students to develop language acquisition skills. The capacity to communicate in another language is a very useful tool. Languages allow us to share the rich cultures of our society and the world in which we live and, also, through the wider spiritual focus of the school. Learning languages can play a significant role in allowing you to contribute to a common understanding. You will learn to value different people, cultures and communities and by comparing languages, you will build up a greater understanding of your own culture and society. The communication acquired together with an understanding of the nature of languages, aim to develop literacy skills in your own language.
In order to be able to undertake the Arabic language at Key Stage 3 onwards, it is vital that students can do the following:
- Recognise and pronounce the letters of the Arabic alphabet.
- Have the ability to read Arabic fluently.
- Recognise the Arabic vowel points in Persian.
- Learn and apply grammar rules throughout.
- Be able to translate basic texts.
KS4 the Arabic GCSE consists of four units:
Examination Board: Edexcel
Unit 1 Reading:
You will read, and answer questions, about a range of short texts. The texts will be both formal and informal (for example advertisements or emails).
Unit 2 Writing:
You will have a choice of questions relating to two themes. You will produce two pieces of writing ranging from a short task to an article for a magazine, web page, blog or letter. You will be able to use a dictionary during this paper.
Unit 3 Listening:
You will listen to, and answer questions on, a range of recorded material
relating to set topic areas. You will hear formal speech (for example a
telephone message) and informal speech (for example a conversation
Unit 4: Speaking
You will practise two topics and talk about them in detail. .