At Compass, our main teaching language is English and we offer a variety of language options across our four campuses.
French Bilingual Programme
In Primary, students at Compass have the opportunity join our French English Bilingual Programme from Year 1 to 6 at our Rayyan Campus. The children are taught English and French as stand-alone languages to develop knowledge and skills in both languages. Maths and the International Primary Curriculum, which covers all other subjects areas linked together by a common theme, are taught in both languages. Lessons are carefully timetabled to enable subject content and learning in both languages and the teachers switch between the two classes.
Our French Bilingual Programme has been awarded the LabelFrancÉducation and we are the first school in Qatar with a French – English programme to receive the accreditation. This prestigious accreditation is granted by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs.
Read more about our French bilingual programme French Bilingual Programme
French and Spanish
At our Madinat Khalifa Campus we offer French from Year 1 through to IBDP and Spanish from Year 7 to IBDP. At our Rayyan and Gharaffa campuses we offer French for international students Years 1 to 6. At our Themaid Campus we offer French and Spanish from Year 7 to IGCSE. In the 2020/21 Academic Year, we will accomodate French and Spanish A-Levels at Themaid in Year 12 and French for Year 1 to Year 6.
Qatari Nationals and other native Arabic speakers study Arabic in line with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education.
We offer Arabic for non-native speakers as anExtra Curricular Activity and as part of the curriculum at Themaid Campus in Primary and Secondary for non-native speakers.
Our Dutch and Belgian population are able to follow the fully accredited LanguageOne Dutch Programme, overseen by our cross school Dutch Co-ordinator. We also offer the Dutch language and culture as an extra-curricular option as part of the LanguageOne Programme for all native Dutch speakers.
LanguageOne provides mother tongue education in international schools in a wide selection of languages. At Compass, we offer Dutch speaking students Dutch Language and Culture Programmes in Primary at our Gharaffa Campus, both integrated in the school curriculum and after school.
For more information about LanguageOne visit www.languageone.org or contact Local Director Monica Mansveld at LanguageOne Doha, firstname.lastname@example.org or +974 5075 6432. Read more Dutch Programme
Our IGCSE Guides explains the curriculum for languages in further detail for Secondary students. Click the links below to download.