Language Policy

Purpose of Language Policy

Rand International School is committed to supporting multilingualism as essential to increase intercultural understanding and international-mindedness.

Language Policy Committee

Language committee will consist of PYP coordinator, language teachers, administrators, first subject teachers, and student committee and parents committee members.

The Language Policy Committee is responsible for:

  • Overseeing the procedures needed to develop the language philosophy and policy of the school
  • Gathering, presenting and collating the views of school community. This data may be gathered in a variety of ways including informal discussions, questionnaires, observations, and interviews with students and other members of the school community.
  • maintaining this policy, monitoring its implementation and considering recommendations
  • Providing authentic contexts for language teaching and learning in all areas of the curriculum that are a reflection of, and relevant to the community of learners, and to the educational theories underpinning the programme.
  • Identifying the language of communication used in the school and outside the classroom.
  • Approving changes to the level of support providing.
  • Ensuring that all documents submitted by the school in support of its application/programme evaluation are written or translated in a working language for the programme.
  • Supporting teachers in becoming more proficient in one of the school working languages for the programme.
  • Ensuring that all services and materials needed for the delivery and implementation are offered in English and translated to Arabic
  • Ensuring the development of the program, the enrichment of learners' mother tongue, the second language been taught and the professional development.
  • Will ensure that the school library and media resources are rich and available in two working languages.
  • The language policy committee meets as required (but no less than twice each year) to review language policy issues and make recommendations to the IB’s senior leadership team. A report from the committee is given to the governing body annually.

Languages' Groups

Language policy defines three groups of languages e, as well as the documents and services that will be provided for each in the relevant language.

 Working languages: The languages in which the organization communicates with its stakeholders and in which it is committed to providing all services needed for the implementation of the programmes. The working languages at Rand international schools are English and Arabic. The following is provided in both languages

  • public web site
  • All advertising material
  • Official communication and documentation.

Access languages: Languages that school has identified as being of strategic importance to meet its access goals and objectives to develop a more inclusive and diverse in the community. The school provides services (training, mentoring, guiding, assessing) and all documentation in English and Arabic languages, to support teachers

 Internal working language: English and Arabic are the school's internal working language, in which most operational and developmental activities take place. It is also the language of its governance, management and academic committees.

Language of instruction: The language in which our School delivers its programmes and courses to its student population are both English and Arabic languages. Majority of instruction language of the delivery is by English languages and minority is in Arabic language

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