Interview With Mr.Bagheri

Dear visitor,

Because tries to present the stuff in simple English and make it easy for almost all levels of English to read, I had put the simplified version of Mr. Bagheries answers to the questions in the previous post. Well, Mr.Bagheri asked me to put his original words of this conversation…and I simply agreed!!

Here is the original interview with Mr.Bagheri in his own words:

Mr.Bagheri is one of the best teachers at the ILI for many years . He was my teacher in high school . I have learned so much from him during that year and the next years ,but the thing that I particularly remember is that he encouraged us to use English to English dictionaries from high school…

  • Please tell us about yourself?And how long have you been an English teacher?

In the Name of God the Compassionate the Merciful.

I’m Mohammad Kazem Bagheri. I was born in Yazd in 1341.My family moved to the south when I was one. I spent my childhood and adolescent years in Abadan. In the summer of 1359 when I had finished grade three high school, we came back to Yazd where I finished high school. The following year I went to Esfahan to study at TTC, and after a year I started teaching, which is still going on. I had been teaching for five years or so when I was admitted at Tehran University. After four years’ studies in Tehran, I came back to my hometown. Not long after, I had a two-year mission in Bafgh to teach at a couple of high schools there. Mission accomplished, and I was back in Yazd again where I was intent on my studies of English literature, my major, to go back to my dream university. Before long I found myself at Tehran University again for MA. It was finished in three years. After I came back I was asked to teach at Meibod and Yazd universities. For some reason teaching at those universities was not quite appealing, and the atmosphere was a far cry from academic, esp that of Meibod University_or so I thought. Moreover I didn’t enjoy myself heartily; so I quit. Yes, just like that. I was back in Yazd again and I decided to study English literature, my major, to go back to my dream university. It was finished in three years.

  • Which levels do you teach at the ILI?

-I teach all levels.

  • Do you wish you had another job? Why?

Well…I’ve never allowed myself the possibility of thinking about other jobs. No, I don’t think so. I don’t exactly know why not.

  • How do you think ILI classes are different! I mean the students? Why?

Well, if you mean comparing ILI students with the students of other institutes, I don’t have the faintest idea. But if high school students and college students are concerned, I have to say that here the students are much better. I mean the fact that students of different age groups from different walks of life are to be found in each class makes the classes much more interesting. Of course, optimization of the materials by the ILI education department and its role in keeping the students’ interest should not be ignored.

  • What kind of students are the best in your opinion? Why?

It’s an undeniable fact that some students are sharper than the others and they are certainly better liked. Yet, I like those who apply themselves more, sharp or no sharp.

  • Who is your best co worker at the ILI?( Except me 😉 )

-My best co-worker is Mr.Golshan.

  • What is your favorite level to teach? Why?

I like teaching basic one. Maybe because students are so eager and earnest to learn. But I take peculiar pleasure in advanced levels. You know these levels have a totally different structure, which gives the learners enough chance to talk about a variety of subjects and bare their souls.

  • What is your best memory at the ILI? (In or out of classes)

Well, almost every day something happens that’s worth recalling later on. A remarkable thing that happened recently is when I was teaching a basic class. I called a boy to the front and asked him some personal questions, which he answered perfectly. The kid’s father and mother were both doctors. Then I asked a second kid who, when out, appeared to be a destitute_looking boy. His parents were doctors, too. He said so most probably because otherwise his dignity, he thought, would be sorely hurt. Then I simply said,


“No.” he said after a pause.

“so what?” I insisted.

“I don’t know.” came the reply. “You don’t know what your own father does?”

“I don’t know the word in English. “he mumbled,

“say it in Farsi if you wish” I requested, with this purpose to teach them the name of a job in English.

Then he said,”کانال سازِ”in Yazdi accent!!

It was so embarrassing for the kid to lower his father from a doctor to a کانال ساز all in a few seconds. But it was more so for me because I didn’t know the word in English.

  • What are your hobbies Mr.Bagheri?

-I read and watch TV (mostly Press TV).

  • Do you see movies,too?

I used to, but these days I’m too busy_maybe I’ve made myself too busy with other things_to watch as much.

  • Which post of do you recommend English students to read?

I recommend browsing everything and then choosing according to their own tastes.

  • Yeah, It is like an online magazine..
  • Anything else?…..

I thank you and wish health and prosperity for all.

  • And thank you very much, Mr.Bagheri, for your time and bye.


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  1. ashkan October 8, 2013 at 11:31 - Reply


    • mohammad kazem Bagheri November 15, 2013 at 12:53 - Reply

      Thanks.I’ve always had my best students at the ILI

  2. emad October 2, 2013 at 21:52 - Reply

    Dear HosSein Mofidi
    we are waiting for your interview With Mr mohamadpour & Mr Montazeran

  3. amirhossein atarha October 1, 2013 at 22:38 - Reply

    we are waiting for mr amini

  4. emad September 16, 2013 at 11:04 - Reply

    Mr. Mofidi, thank you very much for this interview.
    I foundout he was you & Mr.Vokalaei’s teacher I want ask you:
    what is your Feeling aout him?

    • Hossein Mofidi September 16, 2013 at 11:27 - Reply

      He is great! btw you are welcome!

    • Hossein Mofidi September 16, 2013 at 11:28 - Reply

      You are welcome….He is great!!

  5. a.k July 24, 2013 at 19:07 - Reply

    Mr.Bagheri is perfect
    I enjoyed his talking

    • mohammad kazem Bagheri November 15, 2013 at 12:58 - Reply

      I’m really grateful to you

  6. atarha July 17, 2013 at 22:47 - Reply

    nc i am going to read the others :d

    • mohammad kazem Bagheri November 15, 2013 at 12:59 - Reply

      I’m delighted to hear that.

  7. atarha July 17, 2013 at 22:46 - Reply

    intersting i am going to read the others :d

  8. Masomeh Barzegari February 15, 2013 at 18:00 - Reply


    • Hossein Mofidi February 16, 2013 at 09:32 - Reply


    • mohammad kazem Bagheri November 15, 2013 at 13:24 - Reply

      Thanks should also be given to Mr Mofidi for his invaluable site.

      • Hossein Mofidi November 15, 2013 at 13:59 - Reply

        Love to see your comments here..Anytime

      • Hossein Mofidi November 15, 2013 at 13:59 - Reply

        Love to see your comments here..Anytime

  9. Fateme January 22, 2013 at 23:34 - Reply


    I had a term( basic 2) with Mr.bagheri. He is one of my best teacher in ILI! Mr. Mofidi, thank you for interview with him.

    • Hossein Mofidi January 23, 2013 at 08:29 - Reply

      OH REALLY? 😉

      • Fateme January 23, 2013 at 11:28 - Reply


        Yeah, really. Mr.Mofidi, I remember him very well. As he said in his interview, he had asked students about their family and their job. He is a nice teacher as you are!

        • Hossein Mofidi January 23, 2013 at 11:54 - Reply


          • Fateme January 23, 2013 at 17:51

            You’re welcome sir!:-)

          • Hossein Mofidi January 24, 2013 at 08:08


    • mohammad kazem Bagheri November 15, 2013 at 13:27 - Reply

      Thanks, I take pleasure in your comment.

      • Fateme November 15, 2013 at 15:24 - Reply

        Hi Mr.bugheri! 🙂 Don’t mentoin it!
        Happy to see your comment!

  10. حمیدرضا منتظری January 7, 2013 at 00:08 - Reply

    such a lovely teacher cannot be found anywhere.
    and such a great teacher like you,too
    thank for it,s great interview

    • Hossein Mofidi January 7, 2013 at 07:57 - Reply


    • mohammad kazem Bagheri November 15, 2013 at 13:30 - Reply

      You’re lovely, too:-)

  11. leila December 29, 2012 at 13:54 - Reply

    i heard about him thank you for ure interview.

    • Hossein Mofidi December 30, 2012 at 08:39 - Reply


  12. Omid amini August 31, 2012 at 17:15 - Reply

    Hi dear Hossein,I really thank u . It was nice and attractive. The first part of your interview has a repetitive from the second half. Anyway I congratulate u again.

    • Hossein Mofidi August 31, 2012 at 20:32 - Reply

      Omid thankssssssss! Kiss your Kiarash! !

  13. vahid soltani August 27, 2012 at 22:58 - Reply

    hello Mr.Mofid,i thank you for interview with the best teacher at ili , but it was expected to ask him more questions 🙂

    • Hossein Mofidi August 28, 2012 at 16:17 - Reply

      What questions for example? 😉

    • mohammad kazem Bagheri November 15, 2013 at 13:33 - Reply

      I’m not the best.But thanks anyway.For this hyperbole.

  14. MTSOFTG August 24, 2012 at 13:55 - Reply

    I Love Him To.
    Thank You For Your Prefect Interview Mr. Mofidi.
    Your Dear.

    • Hossein Mofidi August 24, 2012 at 23:18 - Reply

      Hi you are most welcome

    • mohammad kazem Bagheri November 15, 2013 at 13:36 - Reply

      I love all hard-working [email protected]};-

  15. Mahtab August 21, 2012 at 23:22 - Reply

    Hi…..thank u so much for your good interview.
    you ask good questions and Mr Bagheri knows well how to answer them.
    he is one of my lovely teacher in ILI.

    • Hossein Mofidi August 22, 2012 at 05:26 - Reply

      Hi thanks for your nice comment …. Soon you lot read this intewiew in his own wrds….

    • mohammad kazem Bagheri November 15, 2013 at 13:38 - Reply

      A teacher should know the tricks of the trade.;-)

  16. fateme Astanizadeh August 20, 2012 at 08:21 - Reply

    I really like it ! tnx
    Mr Bagheri is very nice …everybody may enjoy his classes I think !

    • mohammad kazem Bagheri November 15, 2013 at 13:40 - Reply

      Don’t you think too deeply. you’re an exception.

  17. Mahdi Rafi ' August 17, 2012 at 15:50 - Reply

    Thank you Mr. Mofidi for the nice and delightful interview.
    Mr. Bagheri was my teacher in high school and at the ILI, too. He’s one of my best co-workers at the ILI now and I always follow his advice.
    And Mr. Mofidi, I wish you every success in the future.

    • Hossein Mofidi August 17, 2012 at 16:29 - Reply

      Hi thanks …any help to hmofidili is warmly accepted

    • mohammad kazem Bagheri November 15, 2013 at 13:43 - Reply

      Thanks,I’m overjoyed to see your appreciation.

  18. Shafiee August 17, 2012 at 11:17 - Reply

    It has always been a great honor for me to be Mr. Bagheri’s student. I am deeply indebted to him. He is among the few teachers who truly inspire the students. Mr. Mofidi, thank you so very much for the interview.

    • Hossein Mofidi August 17, 2012 at 12:53 - Reply

      pleasure is mine for my readers and having Mr.Bagheri as a friend…

      • mohammad kazem Bagheri November 15, 2013 at 13:53 - Reply

        Mr Mofidi,thanks for opening up this site to good teachers and would-be teachers.

        • Hossein Mofidi November 15, 2013 at 13:56 - Reply

          Thanks a Zillion dearest Mr.Bagheri

    • mohammad kazem Bagheri November 15, 2013 at 13:47 - Reply

      Words really fail me to thank your kindness.You were the best teacher and the most inspiring for my daughters,too.

  19. kamali August 16, 2012 at 18:43 - Reply

    Despite the fact that Mr.Bagheri himself is a wiseman having plenty of years(OF) experience, I think he shouldnt have insisted on knowing(THE) job of the poor boy,s father.
    It could have offended him.
    After all I love all the English teachers and appreciate them, especially those who have studied Literature…

    • mohammad kazem Bagheri November 15, 2013 at 14:00 - Reply

      Miss Kamali,I didn’t really know what his father was.But thanks anyway for the feedback.

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