Meet Mehdi Manoochehrzadeh, a trailblazing language educator whose passion for achieving native-like proficiency in English led him to create a revolutionary teaching method known as the Puzzling Method. As a native Persian speaker, Mahdi’s determination and innovative approach have empowered over a hundred thousand language learners to master English in record time.
From the age of 8 to 11, Mehdi attended various language classes in pursuit of his dream to become fluent in English. He believed he had attained a high level of proficiency during those years. However, his first encounter with an English-speaking person at the age of 11 exposed a glaring flaw in the traditional language education system – the materials he had learned were of little practical use, leaving him unable to form even a basic sentence in English. This experience ignited a passion within Mahdi to find a more effective way of learning the language.
In his quest for a better approach, Mehdi discovered the Grammar Translation Method (GTM), a teaching method that resonated with him. Embracing the GTM, he experienced a remarkable transformation, achieving fluency in English within just six months, and shedding all his negative feelings and insecurities.
Recognizing that many of his friends faced similar challenges in their language learning journey, Mehdi took it upon himself to help them. He began teaching English to his friends using the GTM, and to his delight, they too experienced rapid progress and newfound confidence in their language skills.
Fuelled by his friends’ success and driven by a growing demand for effective language learning methods, Mahdi was inspired to refine the GTM. He created the Puzzling Method to address the shortcomings of conventional language teaching. This groundbreaking approach focuses on practical communication skills, encourages active student engagement and interaction, and provides a more immersive cultural experience.
The Puzzling Method has since proven to be a game-changer in the world of language education. Mahdi’s unique approach allows learners to visualize their progress after each session, encouraging motivation and dedication. Instead of directly learning English grammar, learners construct sentences in their native language and then translate them into English using puzzle pieces.
In 2010, Mehdi’s unwavering commitment to effective language education led him to establish the Manoochehrzadeh Language Academy. Through this institution, he has successfully taught English to over a hundred thousand language learners, providing comprehensive educational packages tailored to individual needs.
Mehdi’s contributions to the field of language education have not gone unnoticed. He has been recognized and celebrated for his achievements, earning accolades and awards throughout his career. Some of his notable milestones include:
- Education Management Certificate from LEEDS University, England in 2014.
- Establishment of the Manoochehrzadeh publishing company in 2016.
- TTC Certificate from Petrel College, Canada, in 2017.
- Paper Presentation Certificate at the International NTELT Conference in 2018.
- Article Publication and Presentation at NTELT titled “Exploring the Relationship between EFL Learners’ Self-Efficacy Belief and their Language Proficiency: The Case of Reading Comprehension in Focus,” in 2018.
- Article Publication Certificate in the LTRQ Journal in 2019.
- Article Publication and Presentation at ICSLS exploring the interplay between Iranian EFL teachers’ perceptions of research and their academic degrees in 2019.
- Article Publication and Presentation at SSYJ titled “The Interplay between Young Learners’ Sense of Self-Efficacy in Reading Comprehension and English Language Proficiency” in 2019.
- Book Publication: “Fundamental Terms in Language Teaching Methodology” explaining English language teaching terminology, published by Society Publications in Canada in 2021.
- Book Publication: “Syllabus Design and Material Development” regarding curriculum design, published by Society Publications in Canada in 2021.
- Book Publication: “101 Key Points in Language Teaching Methodology” about various language teaching methods, published by Lambert Publishing in Germany in 2022.
Mehdi’s commitment to continuous improvement and future endeavors is evident in his dedication to learning and developing other languages. He remains focused on expanding his expertise and knowledge in language education to empower even more learners worldwide.
Stay connected with Mehdi and his transformative Puzzling Method on Instagram, where he shares valuable insights and updates @demanoochehrzadeh. For more information and to explore Mehdi’s work, visit his official website at drmanoochehrzadeh.com.
Through his exceptional contributions to language education, Mahdi Manoochehrzadeh is leaving an indelible mark on the world of English learning, making proficiency achievable and accessible for learners of all backgrounds.