in Bi-Lingual Schools
in Early Education
Arabic language Teaching Method in Foreign Bi-Lingual Schools
A Pilot Project
Montessori was retained as a consultant by a bi-lingual
Kuwait to design and deliver an orientation and
programme for the Arabic Teaching Staff at the school.
programme was designed to introduce Arabic language teachers
contemporary teaching methods and how they are used in the
delivery of the English curriculum, to apply in their approach
to Arabic language teaching.
program comprised lectures, workshops and interactive discussions about
the new approach, some involving the Ministry of Education Inspectors,
to ensure compliance with the Ministry’s curriculum and the Inspectors'
understanding and support. Some of the School’s English Staff
paticipated in other discussions to enhance cooperation and integration
of the Arabic lessons within the English programme.
Hala B. Roumani was involved with teaching Arabic in bilingual schools
for over ten years, assisting in the development of the Arabic
curriculum at the King Fahad Academy in London and handling Arabic at
its nursery, then as a teacher of Arabic at the junior school
the New English School of Kuwait, where she had a good opportunity to
discuss the curriculum with the Ministry’s inspectors and to formulate
a good understanding of what can be done to improve teaching methods.
make the subject more interesting and likeable to the students ,
leading to improved performance, hence less complaints from students