US News Iran Bans Teaching English In Primary Schools

04:20  08 january  2018
04:20  08 january  2018 Source:   Newsy

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DUBAI: Iran has banned the teaching of English in primary schools , a senior education official said, after the country’s Supreme Leader said early learning of the language opened the way to a Western “cultural invasion”.

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Iran has reportedly ordered primary schools to stop teaching English.

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Move comes after warnings by Islamic leaders that early learning of language opened way to western ‘cultural invasion’.

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has banned the teaching of English in primary schools , a senior education official said, after the country’s Supreme Leader said early learning of the language opened the way to a Western “cultural invasion”.

Though leaders didn't make the connection, the announcement comes after the country was embroiled in nearly a week of anti-government protests. Authorities blamed the unrest on outside "enemies."

Concern over "cultural invasion" has been raised by Iranian leadership before; Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei pushed back against English lessons "spreading to nursery schools" in 2016.

At the time, Khamenei said he wasn't against foreign language lessons by themselves, but against "promotion of a foreign culture ... among children, young adults and youths."

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