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Arabic & Islamic Studies

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Learning Arabic means having a unique opportunity to explore a rich mosaic of cultures, arts and heritage.

Arabic and Islamic Studies

The Arabic language is the fifth most widely spoken language in the world. It is very important to learn and explore the language of the area, therefore teaching and learning the Arabic language holds an integral place at ASC Doha School.

Arabic is a core subject at ACS Doha and the curriculum is developed with consideration of cultural and social situations and focus on a global and intercultural understanding. Arabic it is part of the International Baccalaureate PYP, MYP and DP programme, and the curriculum of the Arabic Native students follows the Ministry of Education scheme.


We offer Arabic courses to K-12 Native students with the aim that they are able to speak and write Arabic fluently and because it is an essential part of their identity, history and culture. Qatari and Arab students study the Ministry of Education curriculum from K- Year 12.

We also offer Arabic for Non Arabic Native students to provide them with the opportunity to learn a new language and discover a new culture. The curriculum of Non-native students differentiated within each year group to ensure that appropriate support is provided for each student.

The focus of the course is on development in the four primary language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing with the mutual respect between the Arabic and other cultures in a relaxed, fun and non-threatening atmosphere. We use a variety of teaching and learning styles in Arabic lessons. The teaching is through repetition, educational websites, ICT, group work, pair work, discussions, interactive activities, games, drama, art and crafts.

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Islamic Studies

Islamic Studies is a core subject for Muslim students enrolled in ACS Doha. It is a compulsory subject for all Muslim students from Grade 1 to Grade 12. We offer Islamic studies programme for native and non-native Arabic speakers following the Ministry of Education requirements and standards. We deliver Islamic Studies program through two main resources: Ministry of Education textbooks for the native Arabic speakers and the “Dar as Salaam” textbook as a main resource for the non-native Arabic speakers.

Islamic Studies

The general objectives of the course include reinforcing and instilling the learners to believe in God and worship Him alone. We aim to develop the faith through the development of emotional, mental and psychological inclinations that consolidate God consciousness and the obedience of His Messenger (peace be upon him).

This course plays a key role in building the spiritual and moral aspects of the learner’s character, creating a foundation for dealing with the society and contributing to its advancement. Islamic Studies program is designed to educate students about the fundamentals of Islamic knowledge and to enable them to properly implement that knowledge in their life. These fundamentals aspects include: Akeedah, Fikh, Islamic morals, Prohet biography “Seerah”, Holy Quran reciting, Tajweed and Tafseer.


Learning is not confined to the classroom, pupils can take advantage of the many educational and Extra-curricular Activities and special events organized by the department to enrich the range of learning experience of our students. These activities include:

  • Writing competitions
  • Spelling competition
  • Annual Quran Recitation and Memorization Competitions organized by The Ministry of Awqaf
  • Quran competition within the school
  • Trips
  • Arabic week
  • Calligraphy
  • Arabic club after school
  • Reading program
  • Qatar National Day
  • Islamic celebrations
  • Poetry Evenings