Academy in Iran
was established in Tehran
in 2002 when the First Conference on Kurdish Language Teaching was held in 2002. More than 150 Iranian Kurdish writers, academicians, linguists and journalists participated in this conference and a dozen of articles on the different aspects of Kurdish language were presented. The conference, though of no governmental support, was conducted by the Cultural Institute of Kurdistan in Tehran and Peyv Literary Community in Saghez
. Based on the article fifteen of the Iranian Constitution
, Kurdish language is to be taught in the schools of Iranian Kurdistan
. However, it has not so far been managed to teach Kurdish in Iranian Kurdistan. The conference emphasized the necessity of the establishment of an academy for Kurdish language. Hence, based on the votes of the participants of the conference the members of the newly-established Kurdish Language Academy in Iran were elected. The academy includes Fifteen staff members and five associate members.
Among the major objectives of the Kurdish Language Academy are the development of Kurdish language, paving the way for Kurdish language teaching in Iran in a formal and academic way, and motivating, as well as sponsoring, various attempts to improve and teach Kurdish language all over Iran.
Zimanewan, the Academy's Journal
Kurdish Language Academy issues a quarterly journal called Zimanewan
(The Linguist). It publishes analytical articles on... Read More