Teaching English in Iran – Shiraz

Published: 12 October, 2018  |  Last updated: 12 October, 2018

Teaching English in Shiraz, Iran

 

Report submitted on 17 Jun, 2018 by Dorna Didehkhorshid.

Teaching English in Shiraz, Iran:

How can teachers find teaching jobs in Shiraz, Iran?
By submitting an application form to institutes. Normally they have to go to the location and ask if they need a teacher.

The main English teaching jobs available are:
Full time English language school positions, part time English language school positions, teaching at kindergartens / pre-schools, private teaching (not through a school, agency, etc.)

What are the minimum teaching requirements?
You have to be fluent in English. Being a native speaker is an advantage.

What teaching requirements would you recommend?
Teaching experience and a degree in teaching is a plus.

What are the levels of payment?
At least 1US$ per hour for Iranian teachers. Ofcourse it will be more for foreginers.

How many teaching days a week is normal?
Normally its 2 days a week, but there are 3 days or 5 days a week courses.

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

What is the normal arrangement for holidays?
Fridays, Nowrouz, and religious holidays.

What advice would you give to someone considering coming to Shiraz, Iran to teach English?
Be creative and learn about the culture first. It may be different in here.

What are the positive aspects of teaching English in Shiraz, Iran?
If you can be a top teacher you can earn so much.

What are the negative aspects for teaching English in Shiraz, Iran?
Some institutes don’t pay a good salary and most of them pay you based on the hours you have worked.

 

Living in Shiraz, Iran:

Are there any visa or other legal requirements to live in Iran?
It depends on your nationality.

What is the cost of living like in Iran?
At least 300US$ per month.

What are the usual accommodation arrangements and how can you find accommodation?
You have to contact real-estate.

 

About Me and My Work:

My Name: Dorna Didehkhorshid

Nationality: Iranian

Students I’ve taught in Iran: toddlers (2-4 years), pre-school / kindergarten (4-6 years), elementary (6-12 years)

Where I teach: Roshana Children’s Language School, 7 alley, Vali-asr Street, Ghasrodasht Street, Shiraz. Teaching for 4 years.

How I found my current jobs: I owned the Institute and also work there as a educational manager.
 

My school facilities: Very good.

What kind of teacher support is available at your school/s?
training / workshops, lesson observations, teacher evaluations, peer support / training

Links:
https://www.instagram.com/roshana.institute/0

 

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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.
+989125872131.

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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