The first reason to teach English in Istanbul is that it’s a great place for both new and experienced teachers. Although the size of the city may seem intimidating at first, relocating to a big place does have its advantages for newbies. In this massive metropolis, it’s fairly easy to blend in and get acclimated, especially if it’s your first stint teaching English abroad. Doing your first stint as an expat in Istanbul allows you to have access to modern conveniences while experiencing an ancient culture, as well. Below you will find 9 more reasons to teach English in Istanbul!
I arrived in the majestic city of Istanbul at the end of a six month hitchhiking journey across Europe with around twenty British pounds to my name. I was immediately captured by the fascinating architecture, mouth watering food, and magical buzz of the city. ‘We could live here,’ I said to the young lady who had given up her life on a whim to travel with me. ‘We could stop for a while and teach English.’ She agreed.
Food is a big concern for vegetarian teachers, especially when it comes to traveling outside the big city. Although Turkey is a meat-loving country known throughout the rest of the world for its famous kebabs, it also happens to be a vegetarian’s heaven on Earth. Even the locals may sometimes be confused when you make meat-free requests, but, whether they immediately think of it or not, Turkish cuisine has tons of vegetarian dishes ranging from sweet to savory and back again. You’ll never need to ask for a modified version of a dish, which kicks any chances of confusion out the window. Turks are also highly hospitable and true feeders, meaning you will most likely need to be wheeled out of whichever home or restaurant you dine at. Whether you’re after a big breakfast, a hearty dinner, or a snack while perusing the streets, there will literally be something for every taste on every city corner or household table.
Many language schools in Turkey have a variety of students from all walks of life. This results in a school with many levels, abilities and needs, all in different classrooms with schedules changing daily. The TESOL certification course I completed with OnTESOL provided me with the skills to generate lesson plans fit for any class size and level.
Turkey is a beautiful country and the culture is fascinating. The schools are new with smart boards in every classroom. If teachers bring laptops, they can use them for lessons. The Turkish staff seems genuinely interested in helping the English program succeed. They ask for input on a regular basis with the goal of improving their relationship with foreigners and making Turkey a desirable placement for ESL teachers. In this blog, I will share some valuable classroom management tips.
By Jennifer Meeks – Completed the 120-hour TEFL certificate course with TEYL specialization
In this TEFL Turkey blog, you will learn how to help your students overcome problems with pronunciation, articles, prepositions, and relative clauses. Knowing what these are will enable you to recognize them when they occur and develop ways of helping students overcome such problems.
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When it comes to teaching grammar in Turkey, you will find that grammatical structures are taught out of context and proficiency is measured through gap fill worksheets. You will find that students are used to a routine in which teachers give a particular rule using a lot of technical terminology and ask students to solve mechanical and monotonous exercises. Whatever age group you teach in Turkey, past classroom experiences will have been based on the rules of grammar and ignored the communicative aspect of language. Consequently, your role as a teacher will be to do a lot of remedial grammar work. First we’ll look at some of the typical problems Turkish students have with grammar, and then consider some effective teaching methods.
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Turkish society is going through a period of great transition and the population is experiencing many upheavals. Among these issues is an awareness of the increased opportunities available to those with a decent command of the English language. Consequently, there is a large demand for English teachers in universities and large companies. In this article, I will explain the core strategies and approaches to use when teaching English in Turkey to university students and adult learners..
If you are a recent TESOL graduate who is interested in teaching English in Turkey, you will see that most entry-level jobs involve teaching young learners or high school students. In this article, I will explore different approaches and techniques that you need to take into consideration with each age group.
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Interviews for TESOL jobs in Turkey can fall anywhere along a scale from ‘you look Ok, can you teach a class starting an hour from now?’ to a full and detailed trawl through your entire work history. While both of these styles of questioning can and do occur, the majority of interviews will follow a similar path, so it’s good to prepare in advance. These are the typical questions you will be asked, and ideas of how to respond.
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