TEFL in Konya, Turkey

Date posted:2006-10-17 | Writer: Turkish American Association | Email: [email protected]

The Turkish American Association Konya is a franchise of the TAA Language Programs in Ankara, Turkey, which was established in 1951:
Deadline for application: November 17, 2006
Send application materials (CV, 3 scanned or emailed letters of reference with contact information, scanned copy of university diploma, and your photograph) by email to the TAA Courses Director at: [email protected]

Job Description:
• Teach 25 hours per week on average, all skills of English language to both adults and children at a variety of levels; also may teach Business English and exam preparation courses for SAT, GRE, GMAT, TOEIC, TOEFL (iBT, CBT, and paper based)
• Contract is for one year with possibility to renew
• Job to begin in early January

• Native speaker of English
• BA or BS degree, preferably in English or Education
• TEFL, TESOL, or CELTA certification
• At least one year of teaching experience
• Cultural sensitivity and adaptability
• Interest in Turkey and Turkish culture
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Willingness to work as part of a team of Turkish teachers and administrators

Salary and Benefits:
• $1, 000 net per month paid in local currency YTL (new Turkish lira)
• Work and residency permit
• Comfortable shared housing at no cost
• Free internet access
• One-way flight ticket; return ticket paid upon completion of contract
• National health insurance after 90 days of work
• Two weeks of paid holidays
• Airport pickup on arrival

Konya is a major city in Turkey with many wonderful cultural offerings, including the world famous Whirling Dervishes in one of the centers of Sufism. Konya is approximately 3 - hours from the capital city of Ankara, and 2 - hours from the Mediterranean resort city of Antalya (by bus). The cost of living in Konya is considerably less than in these cities but the quality of life is quite high.

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 was quite a marathon rundown of all the various parts of speech. I recall many years ago (in junior high school) learning all the parts of speech across several chapters in an English grammar textbook. At the start of this unit, the author is quite right in positing that we native English speakers take our knowledge and mastery of the parts of speech (and all it's myriad rules and exceptions) for granted.This section was very helpful to identify the issues students may experience when using past tense. The last exercise at the end of the chapter provided a great practical opportunity to explain the differences between the several forms of past tenses to a student. This also gave me an opportunity think forward and breakdown the differences between certain past and present tenses that could be confusing to students.