Teach EFL in Turkey (4)

Date posted:2015-02-25 | Writer: Terakki Foundation | Email: [email protected]

For the 2015-2016 academic year, the Terakki Foundation Schools in Istanbul are accepting applications from qualified primary, middle, and secondary school EFL teachers who are native level  speakers of English. We are also seeking IB Diploma Programme teachers in all subject areas, but especially for Language B (English) and Theory of Knowledge (TOK). Positions are available at both our European and Asian-side campuses. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

QUALIFICATIONS: We seek hard-working, creative team players who can contribute to the continuous development of our English-language programs. Candidates must have a B.A./B.Ed in TEFL/TESOL and at least three years of relevant experience. Candidates with a B.A./B.Ed in other fields must also have TEFL/TESL/TESOL/CELTA certification. Preferred candidates will have either the DELTA or a relevant M.A./M.Ed. IB-DP candidates should have at least 3 years of IB experience and official IB training in their subject area(s).

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is highly competitive, paid monthly in US dollars. Private health insurance, a plane ticket home (plus a return ticket for continuing employees), and daily buffet-style school lunches are also included in the package.

JOB SUMMARY: English teachers at Terakki have a wide range of responsibilities, including yearly and weekly planning, curriculum and materials development, exam and assessment tool preparation, and instruction. They are expected to implement the Foreign Languages Department curriculum on the classroom level and to ensure that all students are receiving an education in line with our departmental mission and meeting our school’s high academic standards.

TO APPLY: Contact us via email at the address given on the job heading.   



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.


This unit emphasizes listening and reading as two equally important receptive skills. It then outlines specialist skills that make it easier read and listen such as predictive skills, skimming, scanning, etc. It also touches on the topics to focus on based on the demographic and student interest. The tasks should also center around the topics, making sure that it is engaging for the students.This unit on troubleshooting provided general guidance on how to handle specific, difficult situations. I found most helpful the section on how to approach the first day in class. The sections on large classes and warmers I think are also very helpful. Addressing the different levels within a class seems difficult and I feel more prepared to address that issue after having done this lesson.