Published: 12 October, 2018  |  Last updated: 06 January, 2020

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



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