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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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Teach English in Turkey (2)Expand
Date posted:2008-01-28 | Writer: English Time Language Schools | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
English Time is a language school that has provided English language education in Turkey since 1998. It has 18 branches in Istanbul, Ankara, London, and Toronto. Currently there are about 5000 students and 200 native English speaking teachers in total.We are looking for certified native English speaking part time and full time teachers for immediate and future positions in Turkey. We offer an hourly salary at competitive rates, housing or some housing support, and an end of contract bonus. Read more
TEFL in Turkey - IstanbulExpand
Date posted:2008-01-14 | Writer: Inlingua Istanbul | Email: email@example.com
Inlingua Istanbul is seeking qualified academic staff for schools in Uskudar, Istanbul. We are looking for both full-time and part-time instructors. Candidates must have recognized teaching English as a foreign language certification, such as TEFL, Trinity Cert. TESOL or CELTA. All positions offer:
- Paid holidays for full time teachers
- Bonus program for full time teachers
- Professional development
- Academic support
- Opportunities for promotion and transfer in the world's leading private educational organization Read more
TEFL in Turkey - AnkaraExpand
Date posted:2007-05-14 | Writer: The Turco-British Association | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Turco-British Association,founded in 1951 as a non-profit making and non-profit sharing cultural centre with the aim of strengthening and promoting existing cultural ties and friendship between Turkey and the United Kingdom, is seeking suitably qualified native-speaker EFL teachers. Benefits include fully-furnished accommodation in close proximity to school. Read more
TEFL in Turkey - BursaExpand
Date posted:2007-04-23 | Writer: English First-Bursa, Turkey | Email: email@example.com
We are a new branch of English First and its first outside of Istanbul (which is about 2 hours away). We teach a full complement of English courses and are looking for another teacher to join our small and very capable staff. We offer a one year contract for 100 hours of instruction per month. Benefits include subsidized housing. Read more
Teach English in Turkey - IstanbulExpand
Date posted:2007-04-09 | Writer: GOKDIL LANGUAGE CENTRE | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gokdil has been a language school in Turkey since 1972 and it has 8 branches in Istanbul. Gokdil is looking for qualified native English speaking teachers for its growing language school. Gokdil offers a competitive wage, housing support, contract finishing bonus and travel money. Read more
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Date posted:2007-03-21 | Writer: Can Ada Education Center | Email: email@example.com
We are a Canadian and American owned English Language school run by teachers based in Istanbul, Turkey with a very cozy environment for staff and students. Our mission is to provide high quality English training in a friendly, comfortable and productive environment. We are looking for full-time and part-time EFL/ESL teachers to teach adult professionals and kids. Read more
Teach TEFL in Turkey - IstanbulExpand
Date posted:2007-02-05 | Writer: Private Family | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Very nice Turkish family looking for LIVE-IN female teacher. Family lives in a rural setting on the outskirts of Istanbul. Preference will be given to North American females with ESL teaching qualifications and experience, presently living in Istanbul and willing to move in with the family as soon as possible for a 4 month contract. Read more
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Date posted:2007-01-17 | Writer: ENGLISH TIME | Email: email@example.com
English Time, a leading private language school in Turkey, is seeking EFL qualified native-speaker teachers for branches in Ankara and Istanbul, teaching mainly general English to adults, plus some one-to-one and company classes. Read more
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Date posted:2006-12-07 | Writer: Wall Street Institute | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wall Street Institute of English - Turkey is currently looking for teachers for some of our branches. We are looking for full or part-time native speakers of English. Ideally, applicants would currently be living in Turkey or would be planning on relocating here very soon. Our students are professional adults and often academics themselves and we therefore require teachers that are serious about doing a good job and want to be respected for classroom skills and subject knowledge. Read more
Teach EFL in Istanbul, TurkeyExpand
Date posted:2006-11-21 | Writer: EF English First | Email: email@example.com
Due to continued expansion Istanbul's leading quality language school is looking to recruit one or two more full-time English teachers for the remainder of the academic year. 6 and 9-month contracts are available beginning in December and January. Contracts are based on 100 teaching hours a month. We run general and business English classes for adults in-school/in company, groups and one-to-ones, with some young learner classes. Excellent opportunities for professional and career development Read more