Education Ministry of Iran to Present New Methods of Learning Foreign Languages
According to the curriculum of Education Ministry of Iran, student should learn at least two foreign languages, including Arabic and English, in high schools. Many analysts have already censured the old methods of Iranian schools for teaching foreign languages to students. It is noteworthy that a fraction number of students that graduated from Iranian high schools can talk and write in Arabic and English.
Hossein Mohammadian, Deputy Head of the Department of Research and Educational Planning, says the Ministry of Education is currently evaluating new proposals in the hope of finding the best solutions for teaching foreign languages to students.
“In each educational year, Iranian students study foreign languages for more than 400 hours. This time is being divided between Arabic and English equally. But the feedback from students and analysts were not satisfactory during the recent years. Actually, many students fail to talk or write in these languages after graduation.” Hossein Mohammadian said in an interview with the Herald Boy on Tuesday.
“We believe that the current system should be changed and revised. Accordingly, rounds of negotiations between language institutes and the Education Ministry will be held in coming weeks. The Education Ministry might sign exclusive contracts with private-held institutes in order to teach foreign languages to students.” Mohammadian added.
At this time, some private schools have penned contracts with language institutions in this regard.
Linguists suggest that Iranians cannot study English properly, because this language is not spoken in the country. In recent years, the officials of Iran’s Education Ministry have insisted on the importance of learning and teaching foreign languages.