|The Reflections of English as a Global Language in Iran
Islamic Azad University
Ever since Galileo demonstrated the Copernican Theory, and later on when the first world maps were prepared, the concept of globalizm was conceived, and the need for expanding communications was more seriously felt. Navigations all across the globe in pursuit of conquests placed Europe's expansionist states in a race, which later included their languages as well. In terms of language dominance, no definite winner had yet been recognized until the Great Wars in the20 th century, the two wars played a key role in introducing English as the leading language,(David Crystal 2005). One of the nations which has received an enormous impact from English as a global language is Iran where alongside with developments in TEFL, the lexicon, the syntax and even sounds of the Persian language have been affected to different degrees.
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Affiliation: ISLAMIC AZAD UNIVERSITY OF QAEMSHAHR
I was born in 1966, Mashhad, Iran. I got my BA in English Literature
and my MA in TEFL. I have been teaching English at university since 1992. I was head of the English Translation Department (2004-2005). I was recognized as the English Dep. Top Teacher in 2003. I published a book entitled "American Expressions and Their History" in 2003, and a paper on "The Problems of Teaching English Phonetics and Phonology at the Iranian universities". I have also had several oral presentations at conferences inside and outside of Iran, the last of which being Bangkok, Thailand, 2006 .