TEFL in Turkey - Mersin

Date posted:2004-10-01 | Writer: TED College | Email: [email protected]

Two Native English-Speaking ESL/EFL Teachers Required For A New High School in Mersin, Turkey: Immediate Start!

TED College is a private high school, established 2003, in the Mediterranean coastal town of Mersin (population 600,000), southern Turkey. Part of a chain of private schools, TED aims to be best private high school in the region. To help with this aim, it requires two highly motivated and qualified native English-speaking ESL/EFL teachers.

BENEFITS INCLUDE: *Monthly net salary of $900 *Fully furnished shared accommodation in housing complex including utilities *Transportation to and from accommodation and school *Lunch each day at school *18-22 hours teaching time per week. Any more than this will result in overtime payments *Teaching conversation classes from pre-school to secondary. *Airport pick-up arranged *Financial assistance with flight *Visa and permit arranged and paid for *Private health insurance *2 weeks paid holiday plus Turkish national holidays. Those who will renew their contracts with the school will be granted 8 weeks paid summer holiday.

TEACHER REQUIREMENTS (identical for each position): *Either TEFL/Education degree or other degree with TEFL certificate *Native English-speaker (preferably from the UK) *Well presented *Strong interest in developing the a high-class reputation for a growing school *Experience desirable but not essential � recently qualified teachers are welcome to apply

Contract dates: Starting as soon as possible and finishing 10 June 2005 (end of school year). If both parties agree, the contract will be renewed for a further year.

For background information about Turkey and Mersin, see: Contact us

Please send your CV containing personal details, education qualifications, experience, reference details and passport-sized photo along with copies of your transcripts, diploma, certificate and passport to Joseph Taheny via email: [email protected] or fax: +90-324-238 1480.

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 on modals, phrasal and passive voice. The first 2 modals and passive voice, were fun to learn and I could understand them. However, the section on phrasal verbs left me confused, I had to look it up on the internet to understand what the lesson is all about and I am still having some difficulty understanding (maybe it is because I am tired and overworked), however, I do plan on keep going there with a clearer mind.This unit was very similar to the Present Tense Unit, when studying or teaching these tenses it's important to understand the Form and Usages of each tense. Understanding how these sentences are formed helps to compare the types of tense to see the differences. Task sheets or worksheet in the Activate phase should maximise student talking time, allow students to use the language freely and keep the focus on the target language.