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Iran bans English lessons in primary schools

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Iran has banned the teaching of English in primary schools, a senior education official has said, after Islamic leaders warned that early learning of the language opened the way to a western “cultural invasion”.

“Teaching English in government and non-government primary schools in the official curriculum is against laws and regulations,” Mehdi Navid-Adham, head of the state-run high education council, told state television.

“The assumption is that in primary education the groundwork for the Iranian culture of the students is laid,” he said.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/07/iran-bans-teaching-english-primary-schools-official-says

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Hmm.  Not sure if that is a wise move on their part.  A young age is the best time to teach a second language and currently English is one of the more common business/tourist languages.  It's great if you want to control your populace and make yourself into a little isolated island I guess.

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3 minutes ago, Gromdor said:

Hmm.  Not sure if that is a wise move on their part.  A young age is the best time to teach a second language and currently English is one of the more common business/tourist languages.  It's great if you want to control your populace and make yourself into a little isolated island I guess.

Or if you want to pour fuel onto the fire of the current protests...

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