English Language in Iran: Why Practice is More Common than Practise?

Yaser Khajavi, Reza Abbasian


Present article discusses the history of English language and its role in academic and non-academic context in Iran. The study also tries to investigate why American English is more common among English language learners and teachers in Iran. In order to fulfill the aims of the study,a series of semi-structured interviews were conducted with 55 university professors, high school teachers and English language students. The findings revealed that a number of main factors such as linguistics, political and cultural factors have lead to priority of American English in Academic education of Iran.
Key words: English language; American English; Academic education

Résumé: Le présent article traite de l'histoire de la langue anglaise et son rôle dans le contexte académique et non académique en Iran. L'étude tente également de déterminer pourquoi l'anglais américain est plus fréquente chez les apprenants de la langue anglaise et les enseignants en Iran. Afin d'atteindre les objectifs de l'étude, une série d'entretiens semi-structurés ont été menés avec des professeurs d'université, les 55 enseignants du secondaire et aux étudiants en langue anglaise. Les résultats ont révélé qu'un certain nombre de facteurs principaux tels que la linguistique, des facteurs politiques et culturelles ont conduit à la priorité de l'anglais américain dans l'éducation universitaire de l'Iran.
Mots clés: Langue anglaise; Amé-anglais, Education universitaire


English language; American English; Academic education;Langue anglaise; Amé-anglais, Education universitaire;Canadian;Social Science


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/j.css.1923669720110704.400


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