Arabic as Second Language Department (ASL),
Our Arabic language education professionals provide a distinguished education for our students. We have implemented the MOE curriculum, which is suitable for our students' levels and needs. Using educational and linguistics methods, we prepare various learning programs designed and developed especially for our students based on current pedagogy. The primary goal is to enable students to acquire the basic skills of the language (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). In our department, we make learning accessible to all in a fun and engaging way through educational games, libraries, and interactive learning. Thus, we embrace the First Academy's Vision of having lifelong learners and leaders of tomorrow.
In the Arabic as a Second Language Department (ASL), we provide international students, who are studying Islamic studies in the English Language, the opportunity to get acquainted with the aspects of Islam in an integrated fashion. Our course of study includes divine revelation, Islamic faith, Islamic values, manners, rules of Islam and their purposes, biography of the Prophet (PBUH), and contemporary identity issues.
Our primary focus is on Islamic knowledge and concepts needed by students in grades Gr. 1-12. It links it to contemporary life and its developments in light of principles of Islamic Sharia, including moderation, tolerance, positivity, and individual and societal responsibility. It also promotes Islamic values to build conscious personalities that hold to their religion and contribute to building their nation.
The Social Studies Department for international students provides an integrated and holistic course of study contextualized to meet the needs of students in the United Arab Emirates.
Using relevant topical content, the curriculum offers scaffold spiral learning opportunities in which students develop relevant and up-to-date information literacy skills to explore interesting and pertinent content and concepts in the disciplines of history, geography, political science, economics, anthropology, psychology, law, archaeology, and sociology.
The curriculum aims to strengthen connections among the peoples and nations of the world and enhance the impact of science and technology on societies and social development along with the responsibilities and privileges of living in a safe, stable, and secure society.
The Social Science for Non-Arabs curriculum aims at raising students' awareness of the world around them to help them navigate and be successful in the future to increase innovation and creativity. They will understand how social studies concepts, skills, and competencies can help them interpret human actions and prepare them for careers and lifelong learning.