Employment teaching TEFL in Turkey

Date posted:2005-02-17 | Writer: Istek Foundation | Email: [email protected]

Established in 1985, ISTEK, Istanbulí³ largest educational and cultural foundation is seeking native speaker English teachers for its 29 schools situated in 8 different districts of this beautiful, old but modern city.

While we are looking for more teachers for all the different age groups, this year we plan to increase the hours of English in our Nursery Schools so preference will be given to applicants with qualifications for / experience in teaching 4-6yr.olds.

Building upon Ataturkí³ principles, and the Turkish secular governmental form which cherishes democracy and modernization, the Foundation is set to provide education to foster creative and innovative students for the betterment of the nationí³ future.

The Foundation has a commitment to strive toward fulfilling all the educational and cultural needs of its community members.

Candidates should have 1. A B.A. in English/ ESL/EFL and a teaching
certificate (1yr) or A B.Ed. majoring in English
2. A minimum of 2 years TEFL experience
Teachers are expected to be part and parcel of the English department, working with Turkish and expatriate colleagues ñ ´¥amwork is very important. We expect our teachers to be professionals, willing to adapt to a new culture They should be mature and full of energy. Teachers are responsible for following the curriculum provided, using the selected books and preparing their own extra materials, homework, tests and exams. There are, of course, departmental and occasional parentsí eetings at which teachers are expected to be present.

In return, we offer free furnished (basic) accommodation, school lunches, transport to and from school, private health insurance, and airfare at the beginning and end of the contract. Salaries depend on qualifications and years of experience. Contracts are for 1 year, usually 1st Sept. ñ ³±st Aug., to be renewed on satisfaction of both parties.

Applicants should send a detailed CV, copies of diplomas, three letters of reference and 6 passport photos (taken in the last 6 months) to:-
Mrs Beryl Simsek
English Coordinator
Istek Vakfi
Ibrahim Aga Mah. Koftuncu Sok.
34718 Acibadem Istanbul

e-mail: [email protected]
tel: 90216 326 34 15 ext:116 fax: 90216 326 34 31
website: Contact us

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.


Ä° think that to have a lesson plan is a good way for myself and other people who are teaching, as it acts like a guide of what the students that Ä°m teaching need to learn and how it will be done during the class time. Before you plan your lesson, you will first need to have an idea what you would like the students to do by the time the lesson finishes. Before the lesson you can design appropriate learning activities .I am hoping that there will be less teachers like the teacher from the first video. I understand that teachers have their own way of dealing with the different stresses in life but students should never be the recipient of any mistreatment. I feel like teachers should focus more on how much the students learn and not just through tests and exams. These two videos show clearly the difference between good and bad eductation.