Language Policy

IBS recognizes that language is fundamental to all learning, because it permeates the entire curriculum. Therefore, throughout our curriculum, we foster the development of the language of instruction, additional languages, and of course, the promotion of the children’s mother tongue.

Every teacher at Iqra’a School is a language teacher and recognizes the importance of this role within the school as per the IB philosophy. By integrating language into every aspect of the curriculum, we are teaching students the importance of culture, diversity, and sensitivity towards others which in turn enhances their personal growth, cognitive development, and facilitates international mindedness. Through the strong emphasis on language, our goal is to foster a deep understanding about language and a love of literature and culture.

For our entire student population (Pre‐K to 12), we intend to offer English as the language of

instruction. IBS offers a comprehensive program through which our learners acquire the skills and knowledge needed to access the IB curriculum, provides support to our students and their families to enable them to adjust to the new language, learning environment, and the IB curriculum.

IBS values differentiated and varied instruction, which integrates the skill areas of listening, speaking, viewing, reading and writing.  Language instruction considers students multiple learning styles and individual development.

Mother Tongue support at IBS:

Mother tongue development is necessary for self and cultural identity and IBS supports it’s students in the following ways:

To help students obtain/maintain fluency in their native language

To support development of literacy skills in the student’s mother tongue

To celebrate and value the students’ culture, beliefs and Arab and Islamic identity.