School Award

Best Arabic Program

About the Award

Arabic is a rich and beautiful language, representing our culture, our heritage and the words of the Holy Quran. It is also complex and challenging, calling for high pedagogical standards and innovative teaching practices. Engaging our students and helping them to learn, preserve and expand the reach of spoken and written Arabic is a calling worthy of recognition. 

This award recognizes the most engaging and impactful program developed by a school to improve Arabic literacy and to promote a passion for and preservation of the Arabic language. The program must demonstrate positive student learning outcomes, as well as innovative and engaging strategies for encouraging students to not only learn Arabic, but to study and use the language throughout their lives, to preserve it, to share it with others, and to pass it on to future generations.

Stakeholder engagement will also be taken into consideration, for example the involvement of parents, family members, businesses and/or community organizations.

AED 150,000

Cash prize to be spent towards improvement initiatives.


All schools in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi (public, private and Charter Schools) that implemented Arabic programs/initiatives which ran for a minimum of one term with measurable outcomes.

Submission Requirements

Your submission must include the following:

Rationale for your Arabic language program (max 100 words).

Description of your Arabic language program, highlighting goals, target group and success measures (max 250 words).

Summary of measures used for baseline and post-program results, including samples (max 250 words).

Showcase qualitative and/or quantitative positive impact that the program has on your intended target group (max 250 words).

A video, which may include stakeholder testimonials (not exceeding 3 minutes), to support your application and demonstrate how the program has had a positive impact on Arabic language skills and engagement.