American United School is committed to building a strong Arabic language curriculum for native Arabic speaking students Grades 1 through 5 and all students in Prekindergarten and Kindergarten. AUS students receive instruction in the components of Arabic language literacy including reading, writing, and oral language acquisition. Instruction in Arabic is conducted daily in all grades prekindergarten through Grade 5. Approved by the Ministry of Education, the AUS Arabic program uses enriching materials and provides opportunities for students to use Arabic language skills in a fun, engaging, and meaningful setting will ensure students develop proficiency in and a love for the Arabic language.
Arabic as a Foreign Language
Arabic as a Foreign Language (AFL) is also provided daily to students who are not native Arabic speakers beginning in Grade 1 and continues through Grade 5. In this program, teachers use strategies that encourage second language acquisition.
During the early years of prekindergarten and kindergarten, native speakers and AFL speakers are mixed as they are learning the same foundational skills.