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Age Requirements for Applicants

Age requirements for applicants desiring to study in the ILI are as follows:

Adults’ Department:                                      the end of 7th grade

Young Adults’ Department:                        the end of 4th grade of primary school

Children’s Department:                                the end of 1st grade of primary school

Guest Language Learners

Each language learner can take part in classes in the ILI branches other than the one he or she registered in for maximum number of 4 sessions consecutively or on two separate occasions.


Transfer to Other Branches

After finishing an educational term in an ILI branch, language learners are allowed to continue their courses in another ILI branch. The following terms apply in such cases:

-          Intra-city transfer is allowed during the intervals between terms, provided that the facilities are available in destination center/branch. Transfer charges apply.

-          Inter-city transfer is allowed, free of charge, prior to the 10th session in each educational term, provided that the facilities are available in destination center.   


Educational Break

An undesired interval between two educational terms, interrupting the continuity of a learner’s education process, is called educational break. Such breaks may be categorized into three kinds: permissible, impermissible, and involuntary.


Permissible Break

This refers to language learners’ taking a permitted break envisaged at specific intervals between educational terms. The following is a detailed description of this kind of break by department:

a.       Language learners in the ILI Adults’ Department who successfully pass the levels of Basic 3, Elementary 3, as well as those learners at Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate, High-Intermediate and Advanced levels who have successfully passed their previous terms can take a permissible break on one occasion in each level. Note that breaks in each level cannot be preserved for next levels.

b.      Language learners in the ILI Young Adults’ Department can take permissible educational break on one occasion in each level.

c.       Language learners in the ILI Children’s Department can take permissible educational break once at the end of each level. Note that learners in this department cannot take permissible break prior to Step 4.


Impermissible Break

Any kind of educational break contrary to the envisaged occasions mentioned above is referred to as impermissible break or dropout. In such cases, learners must retake the placement test after one term.


Involuntary Break

In case an ILI branch causes an interruption in learners’ education (e.g. if there are no classes available for a group of learners at a specific level), the branch head can record their break as involuntary.


The Iranian Language Center, as the most prestigious, oldest and largest foreign language teaching institute in Iran, has been operating in Tehran since 1304 under the name of the Iran-US Association, and its classes were often held in affiliated centers. Language education "was launched at the crossroads of the Republic in the 1330s