Arabic / Year 7 and 8 / Communicating / Reflecting

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Curriculum content descriptions

Reflect on how and why being a speaker of Arabic contributes to their sense of identity and is an important part of their Arabic cultural heritage

[Key concepts: cultural heritage, identity; Key processes: reflecting, explaining]


  • discussing how being bilingual allows them to present ‘self’ to others in particular ways, for example, as ‘Arabic’ or ‘Lebanese’/‘Egyptian’/‘Iraqi’, and recognising that identity includes culture as well as language
  • reflecting on the role of language in expressing identity, considering when, with whom and why different languages are used, and reflecting on whether their own identity changes when they use different languages
  • expressing to others how Arabic is part of their identity, reflecting on when, how and why they use Arabic
  • sharing views of what their Arabic culture ‘is’, discussing what elements of culture they accept or reject, and exploring how culture relates to language, identity and experience, using statements such as ‘My culture is …’, ‘Culture can …’
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Cultural identity,  Arabic language

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