Dar al Ma’rifa was authorized by the Ministry of Education in 1994. We started as a small language centre in the area of Mahooz, and in the year 2000 we moved to a larger premises at the Town of Al-Sanabis to accommodate our growing number of classes and students.

From the first day we opened in 1994, we have dedicated ourselves to providing English language teaching that help our learners meet their own expectations, the requirements of higher studies and the needs of the labour market, locally and globally.

Our approach to teaching and learning is a reflection of our commitment to quality. We believe in motivating learners to learn and achieve through our progressive and systematic language programmes. We instill in our learners the desire to achieve better and enable them to realize that language learning is an ongoing process that is not limited to classroom teaching. We adopt the best teaching practices within our resources to motivate our students to become life-long learners of English and other areas of knowledge. When our young learners feel committed to continuing their language studies through the years, we know we are doing our job.

Our students come from different educational backgrounds and enroll in our English language programmes throughout the year. Most students who continue to study with us graduated from their schools with high grades in English and joined higher education in the specialistions of their choice. Many of them won scholarships or were selected for the HRH the Crown Prince scholarships programme.

The purpose of this handbook is to give students and parents an overview of our English language programmes and teaching and testing services. We urge them to read with special attention the section on the Centre’s rules and regulations as it contains important information on our policies and safety requirements. We want the Centre to be a safe and healthy learning and working environment for all.

Please feel free to contact us in case you need any further information. You can also access this information on our website: http://www.daralmarifa.bh

Yours sincerely,


Safiya Sadiq Al Baharna (EdD)