Other Languages

Learning any language gives students access to the understanding, knowledge, and skills they need to participate fully in the social, cultural, political, and economic life of any country and the wider world.

By understanding how language works, students are equipped to make appropriate language choices and apply them in a range of contexts. Most people in the world speak more than one language, suggesting the human brain evolved to work in multiple tongues. Multilingualism has been shown to have many social, psychological and lifestyle advantages.


Arabic is a Southern-Central Semitic language. It is spoken in most parts of the Arabian Peninsula, parts of Middle East and North Africa. Al-Hamdulil-lah, students at Al-Madinah School are from various back grounds and learning Arabic can be very handy, practical and beneficial to help them understand Qur’aan and the teaching of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him). Arabic was mainly offered from Year 7 to Year 13 and we have just started to introduce it in Primary school.


Urdu started developing in north India around Delhi in about the 12th century. It was based on the language spoken in the region around Delhi, and Arabic and Persian, as well as Turkish heavily influenced it. During the 14th and 15th centuries, much poetry and literature began to be written in Urdu. Due to a very large no of students who come from Indian / Urdu background, Urdu was offered to cater for their needs. Urdu is offered from Year 7 to 13 and hopefully in near future, it may be introduced in Primary as well.


Years 1 to 6


Arabic at Primary Level involves basic Arabic reading and writing practices which leads toward basic Qur’aan recitation.
Students will be learning new Arabic words and basic sentences that will help to introduce each other in their daily life within and outside school.