At Tarbiyah Academy, Arabic instruction is built on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign
Languages (ACTFL) Arabic World Readiness Standards. Our school is committed to enabling students to
achieve proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Arabic learning is facilitated through regular
classes dedicated to language learning through language rich activities. All students in the Primary Years
Programme are required to learn Arabic. Students receive high quality Arabic instruction that aims to
develop their fluency in Arabic reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Additional coursework in
Qur’anic Studies are also delivered through Arabic speaking staff who also further support Arabic
language learning. Teachers teach and assess MSA through the modes of communication defined in the
National Standards for 21st Century Language Learning, which is organized in the following categories:

  • Interpersonal (Person-to-Person) Communication
  • Presentational Speaking (Spoken Production)
  • Presentational Writing (Written Production)
  • Interpretive Listening
  • Interpretive Reading