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20 April, 2015

GEMS Education School places first for Arabic in Dubai in global language learning competition

Dubai, United Arab EmiratesEducation Perfect has recognized Cambridge International School, Dubai, as the Top School in Dubai for Arabic. The award was presented to Cambridge International School, at the KHDA What Works Arabic Plus event, for providing its students exceptional tutelage in Arabic. Cambridge International School was selected from a group of 19 schools competing for this title and

GEMS Education School places first for Arabic in Dubai in global language learning competition
20 April 2015

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Education Perfect has recognized Cambridge International School, Dubai, as the Top School in Dubai for Arabic.  The award was presented to Cambridge International School, at the KHDA What Works Arabic Plus event, for providing its students exceptional tutelage in Arabic. Cambridge International School was selected from a group of 19 schools competing for this title and is the first school in the UAE to receive this award.

Students from the Cambridge International School participated in the Language Perfect Northern Championships, a ten day language learning marathon, last year. Over 15,000 students from 112 schools across 23 countries took part in the Championships. Students learn vocabulary across 17 languages to score points for their school. Cambridge International School came first in Dubai for Arabic, and second for Arabic overall.

Education Perfect has been hosting the world's largest online language competitions for six years. Schools from the UAE competed for the first time in 2014. The ten day competitions are held in May and November each year.

Commenting on the award, Craig Lamshed, Principal and CEO of Cambridge International School said, "We are delighted with the success of Cambridge international School in the recent Language Perfect Northern Championships.  To be recognised as the Top School in Dubai for Arabic is testament to the great work of the students and teachers at the school. It is also recognition of our efforts to offer our students a blended learning model that enables them to use technology for an enhanced learning experience."

Commenting on the award, Ruben Cloake, Education Perfect competitions co-ordinator said, "I am delighted to have seen the passion and energy that the students from Cambridge International School put into this competition. Cambridge International School has set the bar high and I cannot wait to see how they perform in future events."

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