Feasibility Study of Teaching Persian Language and Foreign Languages to the Immigrants and Users of Tehran Public Libraries


This research has been done to survey the public library’s function in supporting of the language teaching process for immigrants. It is an analytical survey. A structured questionnaire is used to gather information. The study population includes 100 managers of Tehran public libraries attached to Iranian Public Libraries Foundation. Results revealed that most managers, 85% ,emphasized the need for establishing facilities for the Persian language and other live languages as a self regulated learning method in the libraries . The supply of resources and facilities to instruct the mentioned languages for users and immigrants , in self-learning process were remarkably lower than mid- level range; all managers believe that those possibilities might be made available, but in a very low measurement around %27.In addition, the amount of using subsidiary services of the library to support this project is lower than the average. The managers believe that they can use these services very low, %9. The managers strongly urge that the amount of budget is inadequate to instruct and promote a language training system in the libraries with a very low budget %8.But, regarding the positive views of the managers toward the language learning programs for immigrants, it is hoped that in near future considering the government program for developing the different language teaching systems, the public libraries would prepare the budget and needed facilities to help immigrants and linguistic minorities.

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Zohreh Mirhosseini, Islamic Azad University-Tehran North Branch, Iran
Maryam Arabzadeh, Iranian Public Librareis Foundation, Iran
Abbas Mahdavijalal, Artistic & Cultural Organization of Tehran Municipality- Education Unit, Iran

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Conference: IICAHDubai2017
Stream: Humanities - Other Humanities

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