Employment teaching English in Turkey - Istanbul

Date posted:2005-08-11 | Writer: Berlitz Language Center, Istanbul | Email: [email protected]

Berlitz Language Center is looking for ESL instructors for its two locations in Istanbul. Berlitz is a customer oriented company mainly serves its corporate clients, therefore aside from General English, we teach Business English, English for Lawyers, TOFEL etc.

The Instructor is responsible for teaching assigned classes in accordance with Berlitz instruction principles; for fulfilling administrative duties as required by the management; and for participating in professional development activities as directed by the Language Instructor Supervisor.


* Deliver lessons in accordance with Berlitz teaching principles and focused on the interests and needs of the students, working with private students and groups of differing sizes at the LC and at off-site locations * Integrate learning technology into teaching programs, as required by the curriculum or requested by the student * Keep student records up to date as required or requested. * Fulfill ongoing responsibilities to customers as required by the Berlitz Learning Cycle * Maintain an impeccable customer focus in the delivery of all duties * Refer non-academic and academic questions to the appropriate person at the LC * Actively participate in own professional self-development plan, directed and supported by the LIS and Instructor Coach * Actively participate in own performance evaluation plan, directed and supported by the LIS * Help promote LC activities to customers * Practice the Five Berlitz Operating Principles as a guide to professional behavior and professional relationships with LC staff and customers


* BA degree in English Literature, Education, Business, Economics or Law * TEFL/TESOL/CELTA certificate * Cultural sensitivity * Excellent communication and interpersonal skills * Successful completion of the core modules of the Berlitz Instructor Training * Minimum two years of teaching experience

Below you can read feedback from an ITTT graduate regarding one section of their online TEFL certification course. Each of our online courses is broken down into concise units that focus on specific areas of English language teaching.


Knowing sentence structure and proper use is a higher level understanding compared to memorizing objects on flash cards and it takes a lot of practice. Communicating written language requires lots of modeling and repetition. Knowing the difference between action words (verbs) and objects (nouns) creates variety with depth of non-native language and the more you are able to describe something the easier it is to communicate.There are different groups interested in learning English that a teacher will encounter. This unit classified those groups as: young learners, adult learners, individual learners, learners of English for Special Purposes, monolingual classes, and multilingual classes. All these groups have very different needs and the teacher will need to prepare very differently for each group, being very attuned to their respective needs.