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Tarantogosh



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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 6:51 am    Post subject: Jobs in Iran? Reply with quote

Has anyone heard anything about Iran opening up in terms of TESOL?

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nomad soul



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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Foreign EFL teachers (of specific nationalities) have been working in Iran for some time.

Try the British Council. Also see the thread, IRAN.
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Tarantogosh



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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2016 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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ebparsa



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nomad soul wrote:
Foreign EFL teachers (of specific nationalities) have been working in Iran for some time.

Try the British Council. Also see the thread, IRAN.


The English are generally despised in Iran even though Iranians are one of the most hospitable people on earth. So, if you're English, forget it.
Why? Well, go back to the 50's and Operation Ajax when the English with the Americans destroyed democracy in Iran just because Iran had the audacity to nationalize its oil industry and kicked out lecherous British companies.

Also, Iran will probably never require NES English teachers as they have a large diaspora in countries like the United States and Canada that are highly educated and as things get better in Iran, they would be the first ones to return to invest and to fill even teaching positions.
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veiledsentiments



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ebparsa wrote:
The English are generally despised in Iran even though Iranians are one of the most hospitable people on earth. So, if you're English, forget it.
Why? Well, go back to the 50's and Operation Ajax when the English with the Americans destroyed democracy in Iran just because Iran had the audacity to nationalize its oil industry and kicked out lecherous British companies.

Also, Iran will probably never require NES English teachers as they have a large diaspora in countries like the United States and Canada that are highly educated and as things get better in Iran, they would be the first ones to return to invest and to fill even teaching positions.

Based on the experience of British and American travelers in Iran, you are reflecting a government position (and/or yours) and not the friendly citizens of Iran, most of which are too young to remember the '50s.

And there is actually significant demand for English teachers, BUT the government makes it very difficult, if not impossible, to get visas to stay. You won't find ads being run, but teacher friends traveling in Iran were offered jobs. They ran into some expat teachers who had taken short term positions. Not really a job opportunity in the normal TESOL sense.

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scot47



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When working in Dhahran I had a little sideline as an IELTS Examiner. The IELTS people in Teheran asked me to go over and do some examining. I was quite excited and got ready to go. I could not get a visa, despite using all the local influence I had in Riyadh.

Politically-clued up people in Iran remember Mossadegh and the part played by British and Americans in his downfall.
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Mikalina



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some Iranians I met in Kurdistan when celebrating Newroz were thrilled to bits that I knew about Mossadegh......
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