New Iranian laws cut English out of primary school curriculum

Primary schools in Iran will no longer allow English classes, since supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ruled that learning English at an early age paves the way for the West’s “cultural invasion.” High school students will however be allowed their English lessons. Even the supreme leader must realize that banning English for millions of teens armed with smartphones is a mission impossible, but primary schools will focus on the Farsi language and Iranian culture.

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6 thoughts on “New Iranian laws cut English out of primary school curriculum

  • Jan 8, 2018 @ 14:33 at 14:33
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    It’s not such a terrible thing. Not teaching English might cut down the number of people from there who can emigrate to the US or Canada. As nice as the people might be, we’re all better off if Iranians stay in Iran.

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      • Jan 8, 2018 @ 17:39 at 17:39
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        Weak indeed, I agree. Knowing English enables lots of ppl to see the world in ways quite different to what they are routinely fed by their corrupt and oppressive governments.

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  • Jan 8, 2018 @ 16:09 at 16:09
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    That wont do anything.

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  • Jan 8, 2018 @ 16:10 at 16:10
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    The purpose of excluding English is to limit the ability of the next generation from communicating with the outside world.

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  • Jan 9, 2018 @ 2:14 at 2:14
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    It won’t matter to their poor Camels what language these Persian Savages are speaking as they do unspeakable things to them.

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