Monday, 8 January 2018

Iran bans English lessons in primary schools amid fears of western 'cultural invasion', senior education official says

Iran has banned the teaching of English in its primary schools, a senior education official has said.
Such lessons set the path for a western "cultural invasion", said Mehdi Navid-Adham, head of the state-run high education council.

"This is because the assumption is that, in primary education, the groundwork for the Iranian culture of the students is laid," he explained on state television.

The move has been mocked in Iran, where children usually start learning English between the ages of 12 and 14, while some primary schools and young people from more privileged background often get extra tuition in the language.

SKY        News.