Teaching English in Iran – Tehran

Published: 12 June, 2015  |  Last updated: 12 June, 2015

Teaching English in Tehran, Iran

 Tehran, Iran


Report submitted on 12 June, 2015 by Mohsen Shabani.

Teaching English in Tehran, Iran:

How can teachers find teaching jobs in Tehran, Iran?
In my country it will be easy to teach English but the point is teachers should be experienced and fluent English speakers.
For example, an Indian teacher was unsuccessful in my country.

The main English teaching jobs available are:
Full time English language school positions, part time English language school positions, agencies (send teachers to different locations), teaching at kindergartens / pre-schools, teaching at state schools, teaching at private international schools, teaching at colleges / universities, teaching at companies, teaching at community centers, etc., private teaching (not through a school, agency, etc.).

What are the minimum teaching requirements?
Cambridge examinations.

What are the levels of payment?
US$1 up to US$10 per hour for an Iranian.
US$20 per hour for native English speakers or near native and experienced teachers.
We can provide a contract for US$3,840 per month

How many teaching days a week is normal?
6 days per week.

How many face-to-face teaching hours a week is normal?
6 hours per week.

What is the normal arrangement for holidays?
Just Friday.

What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Tehran, Iran to teach English?
Contact our school: Tehran Safiran Language Academy.

What are the positive aspects of teaching English in Tehran, Iran?
Every Iranian likes to have classes with native English teachers.

What are some of the teaching challenges for English teachers teaching the local people in your area?
The local teachers will be surprised to have a native English teacher near them and they will become friends immediately.


Living in Tehran, Iran:

Are there any visa or other legal requirements to live in Iran?
Yes, we can support the teachers for receiving visa immediately.

What is the cost of living like in Iran?
US$500 per month accommodation.
US$300 per month necessities, going out, etc.

What are the usual accommodation arrangements and how can you find accommodation?
Our school offers accommodation for teachers.

Other than teaching, what positive aspects are there for living in Tehran, Iran?
Iran is a historical country and also it is a huge market with 80 million people.  There is a lot of fun for English teachers to be a tour guide in Fridays.

Other than teaching, what negative aspects are there for living in Tehran, Iran?
Women have to wear a scarf which may be difficult if you are not used to it.

What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Tehran, Iran?
Contact us we will provide services and help you for free as a friends.

What things would you recommend to new teachers in your area to bring with them from their home country?
You can find and buy everything from all over the world in Iran.


About Me and My Work:

Mohsen ShabaniMy Name: Mohsen Shabani

Nationality: Iranian

Students I’ve taught in Iran: Pre-school / kindergarten (4-6 years), elementary (6-12 years), junior high school (12-15 years), high school (15-18 years), university, adults, business.

Where I teach: Safiran Language Academy, Tehran. Teaching here for 15 years.

How I found my current jobs: From one of my friends

My school facilities: Very good – technology access / school library / classrooms / textbooks / etc.

Teacher support at my school: Training / workshops, lesson observations, teacher evaluations, peer support / training.

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