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TEFL Jobs in Turkey
Opportunities to find a TEFL job in Turkey are as big as the country itself. Chances of employment are best in bigger cities and salaries are always sufficient for living a very comfortable lifestyle. Most opportunities are in private language institutes but you should bear in mind that a university degree is required to work anywhere in the country.
Types of TEFL Jobs in Turkey
Cost of living is very low in Turkey and the legal minimum wage for working here is approximately $450 US per month, with English teachers typically making about twice that amount. The middle class in Turkey is eager to learn English and students prefer being taught by native speakers.
The end result of this situation is that there are more TEFL job openings than there are certified English teachers. Sure there are many people looking to teach English but preference will almost always be given to those who hold a widely recognized TEFL/TESOL certificate such as that offered by TEFL International.
How to Find TEFL Jobs in Turkey
It is easier to find a job in a private language institute than it is in a Turkish primary school. Employment at a language school means working evenings and on the weekends, but you’ll have your days to explore the city, laze around or to do whatever else you’d like.
A large number of English language schools can be found in Istanbul, Izmir and the capital of Ankara.
The majority of schools ask for a one-year commitment. If you have teaching experience along with an M.A. in TEFL, Education or Linguistics, you can even find a position teaching at a public university.
University positions are the cream of the crop when it comes to TEFL jobs in Turkey. They pay well and the competition for these positions is stiff. If you hold a degree but no TEFL certificate, your job prospects are much more limited in Turkey.
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Be sure to have answers to all questions regarding rates of pay, salary and other benefits. Find out if you’ll have to travel to your lessons and if you get compensated and/or reimbursed for this time and expense. Ask about what kind of resources the school has for planning lessons and teaching materials, as well as what kind of administrative and collegial support you will have.TEFL Courses in Ban Phe
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TEFL Teachers Needed in Istanbul and Bursa, TurkeyExpand
Date posted:2009-04-02 | Writer: Justenglish Center | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for professional, native English speaking TEFL teachers for our Istanbul and Bursa branches. Those with experience in teaching TOEFL iBT will be given priority. Wages are competitive and accomodation is provided for. Those interested are asked to contact the Director of Education at the e-mail address given on the job heading. Read more
Teach TEFL in Istanbul, TurkeyExpand
Date posted:2009-02-26 | Writer: Private Anafen Primary School | Email: email@example.com
Currently we are looking for a TEFL qualified native English speaking teacher to work in our private school in Istanbul. You must be professional, mature and genuinely enthusiastic about teaching children. Working hours are Monday to Friday, 20-25 classroom hours per week, with some unpaid teacher training times and parents meetings outside school hours. Compensation is depending on qualifications and experience. Other benefits include contribution to airfare, furnished accommodation, health insurance and free transportation to the school each day.... Read more
Opportunity to Teach TEFL in TurkeyExpand
Date posted:2009-01-27 | Writer: BDM Western Languages Center | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bati Dilleri Merkezi language Center, established in 1971, is looking for TEFL qualified teachers who want to work in Sakarya's leading foreign language school. We teach English at a variety of levels in classes of no more than 17 students. We are looking for teachers who have a kind and positive character and are currently particularly interested in recruiting female teachers. Benefits include an attractive salary for a 35 hour working week. Read more
Position Teaching English in TurkeyExpand
Date posted:2008-12-01 | Writer: Inlingua Istanbul | Email: email@example.com
Inlingua Istanbul is seeking TEFL qualified academic staff for our school in Uskudar, Istanbul. We are looking for both full-time and part-time instructors. Preference will be given to local candidates. All positions offer paid holidays and bonus program for full time teachers, professional development, academic support and opportunities for promotion and transfer in the world's leading private educational organization. Read more
Job Teaching TEFL in Adana, TurkeyExpand
Date posted:2008-11-02 | Writer: English Home | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
English Home European Language Center in Adana, Turkey has been teaching English, German and French since 1998. We are currently seeking a full-time TEFL qualified native English teacher for an immediate start. Classes are generally small groups of adults or children (9-18 years' old), and all classrooms are airconditioned. We offer a competitive salary, national insurance, (free) shared accommodation, flight assistance, paid vacation and all visas and work permits. Read more
Female TEFL Teachers Required in Istanbul, TurkeyExpand
Date posted:2008-09-02 | Writer: Dilko (Avcilar branch) | Email: email@example.com
We are looking for two TEFL qualified female English teachers for a branch of a well established language course (Dilko) in Avcilar, Istanbul. The positions are due to start in mid September. We have mainly adult students as well as children. We will provide a shared flat. The salary is about 2000 Turkish Liras ($1700) per month for 25 lessons a week plus extra payment for additional teaching hours. Read more
Teach Young Learners English in TurkeyExpand
Date posted:2008-08-14 | Writer: Maple Bear Kindergarten | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kemer Maple Bear Kindergarten program is situated in a beautiful semi-rural suburb of Istanbul called Kemerburgaz, and offers a Canadian designed English-Immersion curriculum. We are looking for suitably qualified teachers to join our growing staff of teachers (K-12) in a new and exciting international teaching program. Ideal candidates should have a TEFL and Young Learners qualification.Benefits package includes return airfare, housing (modern, 2-bedroom, partly furnished, single apartment), competitive salary, private health insurance, daily transportation to/from work. Read more
Job Teaching English in Turkey (2)Expand
Date posted:2008-07-16 | Writer: Cakir Primary School | Email: email@example.com
Cakir Primary School is a small but growing private school in Bursa. We require a TEFL qualified English teacher, especially for ages 6-10. You should be energetic, creative, and a good team worker. Salary (in Turkish Lira) is negotiable according to experience, but it is competitive. Visa expenses reimbursed. Free accommodation provided. Travel expenses reimbursed after completion of contract (one year). Read more
TEFL in Bursa, TurkeyExpand
Date posted:2008-03-25 | Writer: UKLA ACADEMY | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
UKLA, founded in 2002 and situated in Bursa, North Western Turkey, are offering full time positions (approximately 25 - 30 hours per week) to teach General English, Business English, Conversational English and private lessons, mainly for adults and company clients, including groups.We are looking for TESOL /TEFl or equivalent qualified native speakers of English. Benefits include accommodation, healthcare and a very competitive monthly wage. Read more
TEFL in TurkeyExpand
Date posted:2008-02-26 | Writer: Wall Street Institute | Email: email@example.com
Wall Street Institute - Turkey is currently looking for teachers for our branches in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmit. We have full or part-time positions for native speakers of English. Ideally, applicants would currently be living in Turkey or would be planning on relocating here very soon. Benefits include contract completion bonus, paid holidays and contribution towards visa costs. Read more