publication . Article . 2012

Crossing the threshold of Iranian TEFL

Reza Zabihi; Reza Pishghadam;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012 Journal: Applied Research on English Language (issn: 2252-0198, eissn: 2322-5343, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Isfahan
Teaching English in an Iranian and Islamic culture poses complex questions for both teachers and learners. In this paper, the authors intend to shed light on what it means to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL) in an Islamic-Iranian context. Having reviewed the colonial and postmodern views of English language teaching, the authors took a look beyond the current state of TEFL in Iran, which is marked by its continuing global tendency, and into the future with an emphasis on the importance of including the local specificities of the Iranian culture and religion. The status of the TEFL in Iran and the direction it should take in the future are accompanied b...
free text keywords: Globalization, colonialism, postcolonialism, linguistic imperialism, postmodernism, localization, Iranian TEFL, Special aspects of education, LC8-6691, English language, PE1-3729
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