Teach English in Ankara, Turkey

Date posted:2003-10-27 | Writer: Bilkent University | Email: [email protected]

Bilkent University invites suitably qualified native speaker instructors for positions within the School of English Language (B.U.S.E.L.). Candidates may apply for one, or both, of 2 possible career orientations:
* either, as instructors within the English Language Preparatory Program focused on developing academic English, teaching at a variety of levels from Foundation to Pre-Faculty courses;
* or, as instructors in the Faculty Academic English Program focused on content-based instruction, teaching credit bearing courses as part of undergraduate or graduate degree programs.
Teaching loads vary, depending on the program, up to a maximum of 25 contact hours per week.


Applicants will be native speakers looking to teach in a stimulating and professional environment and should have a degree and a minimum of 4 years' full-time EFL/EAP experience, OR a degree and 2 years' full-time EFL/EAP experience with a Cambridge ESOL (formally UCLES) certificate, or internationally recognized TEFL certificate. For those applying for instructor positions in the Faculty Academic English Program, a higher level EFL/ESL qualification, or a relevant MA, would be a distinct advantage, along with teaching experience at the university level. An essential prerequisite for all posts will be enthusiasm for teaching and professional development.

Professional and Career Development Opportunities

The school offers professional development and advancement opportunities through in-house internationally recognized teaching qualifications (e.g. Cambridge ESOL - ICELT/ DELTA), training courses in the areas of curriculum, testing, classroom practice, materials writing, computerized learning, or an MA in Management in Education which is available to staff through part-time study. Further opportunities include positions of responsibility (with enhanced salary) in the Curriculum and Testing Unit, the Teacher Training Unit, the Textbook Writing Project, or in people management posts.
Contractual Benefits
Contracts run from January / February 2004 to August 2005 with the opportunity to renew subject to satisfactory performance. Successful candidates will receive: i) monthly, net salary of 1000-1500 US Dollars depending on qualifications and years of experience (50% paid in local currency and the remainder in US Dollars or Sterling); ii) meal tickets; iii) air fares and baggage allowance at the beginning and end of contract;
iv) fully furnished, rent free, private flat on campus (a fee is charged for utilities and running costs); v) private and state medical insurance; vi) return air fare to home country on contract renewal every two years; vii) legal status with residence permit and work visa, and airport assistance.

Recruitment for the 2003-2004 Academic Year:

Applicants are requested to apply online by 14 November 2003 with a passport or JPEG photo. Previous applicants need not reapply.
Gulsun Coker
Teacher Services Coordinator
Bilkent University School of English Language
06800 Bilkent, Ankara

e-mail: [email protected]
tel : 0090 (312)290 1712 fax: 0090 (312)266 4320
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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 explains the importance of lesson planning, and how to effectively plan lessons. It also provides examples of completed lesson plans, and the exercises would provide hands-on lesson planning. This is extremely useful for inexperienced teachers to learn, as it guides them through each step of lesson planning. Also, I really like that the unit provides the lesson plan worksheet that can be used for future lesson planning.From unit 2, I learnt parts of speech like noun ,verb, adjective, preposition, conjunctions, etc. as well as their usage accurately. good examples of articles ; definite articles and indefinite articles as well as the correct usage of transitive and intransitive verbs are also very interesting .In addition, they are very motivated to learn and useful idea for a new teacher who is unsure about basic English grammar.