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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40 comments on “Teaching English in Iran – Tehran”

  1. Hi all,

    I’m an Iranian by birth and a native English speaker, having lived in Canada for the past 25 years, with over 5 years of English teaching experience and over 10 years experience working with school aged children. It would be an honour for me to practice the English language with anyone looking to learn it. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

    ‭‭+98 935 545 0415‬‬


  2. Hi Everyone,
    I have studied early childhood studies and have lived in the U.K for quite a while. I work in Tehran. So if you are looking for a private English teacher for your children please contact me via email :
    I would be more than happy to help

    Best regards

  3. Hi, I’m British with teaching experience as well as qualifications and am keen to teach English in Iran. As a female, I would like a job with secured accommodation. Any advice would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks.

  4. sir, i am an experienced English language teacher from pakistan.i am M.A.(English Literature,Tefl, History,,Education)LL,B.20 years experience.i want to teach in Iran, because i love Iron and her no is 00923334361273

  5. hi everyone
    i want to write resume in teaching english for job. i have M.A in TEFL so who can help me?? please contact me with this email a.iranmanesh69@gmail

  6. Hi my name is Faezeh
    I am looking for a professional and friendly native English teacher for my 8 year old son. Someone who can motivates kids to learn. if anyone interested working with kids as a private English teacher, please contact me

  7. Dear Employers:

    I am a certified English language Instructor from Canada. I have MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from University of Nottingham, England. I have been teaching English Language to university and college students of all ages for many years in Canada and at prominent universities and academic institutions in other countries.
    I am seeking an English language position in Iran.
    Your kind help in this regard will highly be appreciated.

    Kind Regards,

  8. Good day.
    Hope you are fine.
    My name is Umeed and originally I am from Tajikistan. Currently I stay and work in UAE but teaching is my passion. I am an English teacher by profession and I hold an international certificate for English teaching as well.
    If you want I am interested to teach you and help you to increase the level of your English language.
    You can write me a reply by this address for futher informations. 
    Thanks and regards,

  9. Hi,

    I just came across this site when I am browsing about teaching work in Tehran, was there in Iran for a month and came home here Philippines last January 16, 2017. After that i really wanted to go back simply because I am spellbound by your country. With this, I’m thinking of finding a job there so that i can at least stay for a year.

    When I came across this, I tried asking my friend there to contact Mohsen Shabani through number stated here (+989125872131 ) but my friend said it’s not functioning, so leaving a message in comment section is the only way for me to reach out.

    I want to explore possibility of me teaching there, kindly please get back to me on this.Really hoping to hear from you soonest possible.


    1. Dear Lani,
      Amirbahador Educational Complex (AEC) has vacancies for Native English Speakers to collaborate as test center staff and a TOEFL instructor with a considerable payment. Qualified applicants will benefit from a paid OJT (On the Job Training) before starting their professional jobs. Interested applicants can send their CVs directly to me at

  10. I am presently living in Sweden, have a plan to visit Iran this summer. During my stay there, I like teaching English language in Tehran as school or private teacher to some one if my accommodation is provided there.

  11. It is nice to know that learning of English language is encouraged in Iran/Tehran which is very fascinating for the English teachers in which, I definitely include myself as an English Teacher.

  12. Hi,

    I’m an Iranian born Canadian citizen, who has been living in Canada since the age of 5. I’ve got a degree in child psychology from a renowned University in Toronto, and I’m currently in Tehran under the end of October. I’ve taught English as a second language to primary school aged kids in Thailand for the past 6 months, and I have plenty of experience working with children, on top of my specialized degree.
    If there’s any English teaching jobs available for me until the end of October, or if anyone is looking for a private English teacher, please do not hesitate to contact me at 09385199871 or .

    Looking forward to hearing from you.

  13. I find this job appropriately fitting to my pedagogical expertise and experience.

    I have worked in academia for 25 years, and served as a lecturer at a junior college (Umm-Habiba Higher Secondary School) affiliated to the Ministry of Education in Oman, for 13 years.Presently working in Qatar CBSE International.
    my mail id

    Hoping for the best

  14. I am a police officers in the USA and TELF certified. I am looking for a change of career in teaching English. I have plenty of experience in in teaching and tutoring English grammar as well as economics and history.

    You can reach me at

  15. Hello! I am a native English speaker from the United States and am a college graduate and TEFL certified. I taught English for a couple months in India at a school for children and briefly had a job in Moscow teaching. I would be very interested in looking into jobs in Iran and would be very grateful if someone could give me some direction in potentially obtaining one. My email address is Thank you!

    Matthew Vicary

  16. Hello,
    I am currently a third year undergraduate student in the United States and a native speaker of English. I hold a position as a teachers assistant at our University’s English Language Institute for ESL students and am also a teachers assistant within our Foreign Language and Literature Department for Arabic classes. I study Farsi in my spare time, and Iran itself has become somewhat of a fascination of mine. Working as a teacher within Iran at any capacity would be an invaluable experience and I look forward to hearing from you.

    Daniel Bucolo

  17. To whom it may concern,
    I have taught English, law and business for the last 10 years in Syria. I have also trained 500 teachers in the Berlitz method of teaching languages as a second language. Recently , I was appointed Director of Berlitz Syria and Academic Director of a high school in Damascus. I also have a degree in political philosophy and law. I am also a member of the Quebec bar association for lawyers in Canada.
    I would love an opportunity to teach in Iran, if there are opportunities in a good school. My e- mail is

  18. I am currently teaching in KSA. I would love the opportunity to teach in Iran.

    Ideally at lecturer stage, college or university.

  19. Hi
    I am 30 years old, I’m thinking about coming back to Iran.I have ECE(Early Childhood Education) Diploma, Montessori Diploma, and Child Development Practitionercertification. I have 4years experience working with children in different age groups. Please contact me

    Best regards

  20. Hello I am an Irish woman so
    ,therefore, a native English speaker. I have taught English in China to university students and spent some time in india. i love experiencing other cultureno s and would love to share my knowledge of English to Iranian students. Pleasr contact me if you have any positions available. Thanks

    1. hi i would like to have an english privet class with a native please contact me with this numbre09127791870

      my family and i gonna to immigrate to Australia and its necessary to improve our language.

    2. Hi I am Hossein from Iran, my wife and I need a English teacher. If you can help us.
      Mobile number:+989334055007

  21. Hello,

    I am a native and experienced English language teacher , worked in 5 countries so far. I want to know about application procedure and timeline for applying at your work place.

    Please let me know soon. Have a nice day.


  22. I am masterrs in ELT ,english language teaching.and 9 years teaching experience in montessori teaching,want job in Iran

  23. Mr. Shabani,
    I’m trying to contact you via the phone number provided. I have a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction for English Learners. I’m trying to procure a teaching job in Iran.

    Thank you,

  24. have got a bachelor degree from the USA. I am also fluent in English with an American accent, as well as having extensive experience. I have been teaching IGCSE Cambridge in international schools in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the past five years. I am very interested in working in Iran if the pay is as attractive as you have mentioned. Furthermore, I was a translator for the IRIB for 8 years translating English movies for Persian dubbing. I also was a subtitle producer translating Persian dramas and movies to English for Jam-e-Jam channel.
    Thank you

  25. I have got a bachelor degree from the USA. I am also fluent in English with an American accent, as well as having extensive English teaching experiences in many countries. Currently I am teaching in Libya at Ladybird school, which strictly follows American curriculum. I would love to share my knowledge with Iranian people, please contact me. Thanks.

  26. Would like to teach English in Iran. I am from South Africa and my native language is English.

    Please get in contact with me via my email.

  27. I’d like to have more information about teaching English in Tehran. I am interested in finding a job teaching English.

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