GEMS Education Launch State-of-the-art Centre Of Excellence For Arabic Language


GEMS Education has announced the upcoming launch of its advanced Centre of Excellence for Arabic Language at GEMS Al Khaleej International School (AKIS). Scheduled to open in September 2024, it aims to revolutionise Arabic language education by offering students unique opportunities for immersive learning, cultural understanding, and integration of technology.

Positioned to be a leading hub for Arabic language education in the UAE, the AKIS Centre of Excellence is dedicated to providing students with a comprehensive curriculum that respects the UAE’s values and National Agenda. It aims to cultivate a strong appreciation for Arabic heritage and traditions among students.

Commenting on her school’s new addition, Ghadeer Abu-Shamat, Superintendent and CEO, GEMS Al Khaleej International School and Senior Vice President, Education, GEMS Education, said: “We are privileged to host the Centre of Excellence for Arabic Language at our school. We believe in providing all our GEMS students with an outstanding education that prioritises the provision of a world-class Arabic language programme and that aims to create a dynamic learning environment where they can thrive academically, culturally, and technologically." 

"The Centre of Excellence stands as a beacon of innovation and excellence in Arabic language education, promising students and parents a comprehensive range of interactive and stimulating language lessons and enjoyable opportunities for exploration and enrichment aimed at igniting their love and passion for Arabic language and its rich heritage," added Ghadeer Abu-Shama. 

What To Expect At Centre Of Excellence

The Centre of Excellence aims to enhance Arabic language proficiency and appreciation among students, parents, and teachers through a variety of innovative programs. Its curriculum blends traditional and modern teaching methods, leveraging advanced technology like the Nao Humanoid Robot, Tami Telepresence Robot, and Pepper Robot for interactive lessons. 

Besides this, it also has dedicated spaces for reading, writing, listening, and speaking, along with a diverse Arabic library and access to green screen studios and VR headsets, enriching learning experiences. Experiential learning includes project-based activities, cultural visits, and immersive Arabic experiences, promoting practical language use and cultural understanding.

Additionally, the Centre of Excellence prioritises the professional development of Arabic teachers with training programs in collaboration with institutions like the Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) to ensure effective teaching methods.

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