This publication provides an informed overview of English Language Teaching (ELT) in the Islamic Republic of Iran from the viewpoint of local practitioners and researchers, for the enrichment of ELT professionals worldwide. The volume covers language policy, syllabus and materials design, methodology, and teacher and trainer training, with examples drawn from the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of education, and from public and private sectors. The linkage between topics, levels and sectors provides a fascinating mosaic of ELT developments in Iran.
We hope this volume’s content will provide a state-of-the-art baseline of interest and use to those outside Iran, and will encourage others working inside Iran to continue to explore local connections between ELT theory and practice. We hope too that it will remind readers that their concerns, at first sight seemingly specific to their own local context, may have much in common with other situations, and that the global ELT profession shares unexpected similarities.