TEFL Course in Turkey

Teaching English as a Foreign Language Program in Istanbul


Duration: 4 Weeks Onsite
Hours: 120 Hours
Total Course Tuition: $2,000 USD
Reserve with a Deposit of: $500 USD (Deducted from Total Tuition)


Why take your TEFL Course in Turkey?
When it comes to education in Turkey, Istanbul is the best place to study; some of the most reputable schools operate in Istanbul. Turkish schools desperately seek qualified TEFL teachers; it’s is easy to have job placement support. In fact, TEFL trainees are guaranteed three interviews with schools in Turkey as part of the program. As with all our locations, graduating from the 120-Hour on-site TEFL course in Istanbul makes you eligible to work at all schools worldwide, including schools in South Korea and Saudi Arabia. Those are countries that pay the highest salaries; however, they also want to see a program with intensive teaching practicum.


Study in Istanbul
The training center in Istanbul is an ultra-modern space, featuring two large classrooms, a library with TEFL-course-related documentation and a kitchen. The EFL students you will teach during your teaching practices are Turkish citizens who come to the school to learn English. Our experienced teacher trainer in Istanbul holds an MA in English and gained considerable experience in teaching EFL in various language schools throughout Turkey.


Accredited TEFL Program
Our TEFL course in Turkey has successfully met all of the International Accreditation Organization (IAO)’s accreditation requirements and, as a result, our program has been awarded Full Accreditation by IAO. Our institute has been awarded Full Accreditation after being evaluated under the International Accreditation Organization’s standards of global best practices in: Organizational Management, Academic Management and Institutional Performance. IAO’s full accreditation is a proof that we offer education that is on par with global education standards and that our institute is fully committed towards continuous improvement in the ever-evolving field of education.


Course Content
120-Hour On-Site Certification
Our 4 week, accredited TEFL course in Turkey provides for a high-quality practical training. During the training, there are daily study sessions, in which you learn teaching methodology, classroom management, how to teach accent reduction and interesting grammar classes. A major portion program is spent on preparing, teaching, and evaluating classes. The teaching-practice students are real students, whether locals or immigrants to the region. The onsite TEFL course in Turkey is perfect if you have never taught English before and if you are serious about teaching English long-term. You will gradually acquire new skills, and get immediate feedback from your trainer.


2018 Course Dates
8 January – 2 February
5 February – 2 March
5 March – 30 March
2 April – 27 April
30 April – 25 May
28 May – 22 June
25 June – 20 July
23 July – 17 August
27 August – 21 September
24 September – 19 October
22 October – 16 November
19 November – 14 December


Included features within Total Course Fee:

  • 4 week TEFL Training of 120 hours.
  • Accredited and Internationally Recognized Certificate.
  • Job contacts in Turkey, worldwide + Lifelong Career Guidance.
  • ALL course materials, stationery supplies, printing and photocopying.
  • Free wireless internet at school.
  • Graduation celebration!

4 Week Onsite Course Content

TEFL course in TurkeyI. Foreign Language Experience
The trainee will complete a daily learning journal during the foreign language experience. The focus is upon critical reflection on the learning experience and useful insights for teaching.


II. Language Awareness
· Grammar: Inputs cover word classes, simple sentence elements, complex sentences and clauses, verb time and tense, aspect and conditionals and modals, phrasal’s and voice.
· Phonology: Covering: phonemics, rhythm, stress, intonation, place & manner of articulation and connected speech.


III. Student Profile
Trainees work with individual students on rapport-building, error analysis and correction and addressing individual student needs. Three meetings with the student are required including transcription and error analysis of audio and written samples, culminating in a 60-minute session observed by a trainer.


IV. Teaching Techniques
V. Teaching Practice and Observation

Trainees complete
· 3 hours of observing experienced teachers
· 1 hour observing professionally developed video

· 12 hours of peer observation
· 1 hours of shared teaching practice
· 6 hours of individual teaching practice


VI. Material’s Project

Turkey is a beautiful country with dream-come-true beaches, stunning mountain views, and picturesque lakes. Its people are famous for being very friendly and hospitable. Turkey is on the must-see list of many travelers.


Teaching English in Turkey is certainly attractive. Teachers have the opportunity to explore ancient, historical mosques, discover bargains at huge bazaar markets, and enjoy delicious dishes of Turkish cuisine. And they can visit nearby countries at a bargain due to their proximity to Turkey.


Teaching Opportunities

English teachers are in big demand in Turkey, and this demand is ever increasing. As the cost of living is rather low, and teachers make a decent salary, they can expect a comfortable life style.


EFL Teaching Positions

With an ever-growing amount of EFL jobs, Turkey is a great spot to teach English. Available positions range from teaching young learners to adults in private language lessons, group sessions, weekend classes, and conversation lessons.


EFL Teaching Salary and Benefits

EFL teachers in Turkey can expect to earn $1,000-1,800 USD per month, depending on qualifications and experience. TEFL/TESOL certification and previous EFL-teaching experience are strongly preferred. Schools want professionals in the field.


International Private School Jobs in Turkey

International schools in Turkey offer excellent salary and benefits packages for certified, experienced teachers. You can find teaching jobs in Turkey from kindergarten to high school. Occasionally, teacher-support staff (guidance counselor, learning support) and administrative roles (principals, vice-principals, dean of faculty) is hired.


International Private School Teaching Salary and Benefits

Qualified teachers in Turkey earn approximately $1,200-$2,500 USD per month. Combined with a comprehensive benefits package and considering the low cost of living, this salary allows qualified teachers to enjoy a high standard of living in Turkey. Most schools in Turkey require certification and previous experience.

Most of our students use Airbnb (visit https://www.airbnb.com) to arrange their own accommodation while taking the TEFL course in Turkey. You can find housing in apartments, hostels, or single rooms at very affordable prices. The benefits of using this App is that you get to see different photos, read reviews of the place, a map to see the distance from the school, and you can talk to the owner directly.  


Alternatively, we will gladly assist you set up your housing with an additional fee of $150 USD (plus the cost of the accommodation).

When do Vacations take place in Turkey?
Summer vacation is from late June until early September. During the school year, schools close for two weeks in February, and they don’t operate on all national and religious holidays.


Which are the best places to visit during my 4 week TEFL Course in Turkey?
Istanbul, with its natural beauty, its long history, and its beautiful, architectural sights is a city that has attracted local and international tourists for ages.


Here are five great things to do in Istanbul:


Enjoy Turkish nightlife in Ortakoy:
While the Taksim area draws the vast majority of partygoers, the small neighborhood of Ortakoy happily enjoys its less popular status. Its isolated position translates to a more Turkish crowd with few tourists.

Visit Hagia Sophia:
Once the biggest cathedral in the world for hundreds of years, the Hagia Sophia is considered the magnum opus of Byzantine architecture. Some say the building is symbolic of the eclectic history of Istanbul itself, with beautiful Christian mosaics alongside brilliant Islamic calligraphy.

Spend time in the European part of Istanbul:
Taksim is a vibrant, modern neighborhood located in the European part of Istanbul. Scores of restaurants and bars are populated with travelers, as well as popular hotels. Burger King is a hit here.

Take a Turkish bath:
The Süleymaniye Hamam is a historic Turkish bath located near the Suleymaniye mosque. It caters primarily to tourists and has a reputation for being clean and non-sketchy (which is a legitimate concern at some of the baths in Istanbul).
Go shopping to the Grand Bazaar:
Located a little more than a mile west of Sultanahmet, the Grand Bazaar is one of the biggest and oldest indoor shopping markets in the world.


How is the weather in Istanbul?
Istanbul is located between two continents, and the city is divided by Bosporus Strait which lets air stream from Balkans, Siberia and Marmara (south). The city enjoys four seasons. In spring, temperatures average approximately 20º C, but nights are colder around 15º C. Tulip blossom time is around mid April which is an indicator for spring. Rains are common. In July and August, day temperatures climb to over 30º C. In September and October, you can still enjoy good weather most of the days. Cloudy days or light rains are common and maybe you may need a jacket for nights. In early November, the temperatures start to fall significantly but it’s too early for storms or snow. From December till March, temperatures are around 5 -10º C. Although it’s not common for Istanbul, get prepared for (-) degrees C on some days. Snow and strong winds negatively affect city transportation, especially ferries. People prefer shopping the malls or in covered areas during this season, except on New Year’s Eve. The street parties let them forget the cold weather.


What should I wear during the program in Turkey?
Generally starting in July, the weather is hot and humid. Light layers of clothing are perfect for this time of year; don’t forget that Turks dress fairly conservatively, so save the shorts for the beach only!

Book your course today!

By attending this TEFL course in Turkey, you will receive so much more than a TEFL Certificate and job contacts in  Turkey, you will get priceless experiences! Your classmates will be an eclectic mix of people of all ages and professions, from all over the world, creating unforgettable friendships and enjoying the endless charm and beauty of  Istanbul.

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