Travel & Teach - Turkey


Global English students are working all over the world with their accredited TESOL certificates. Find out how TESOL training from Global English has made a difference to their lives:

Julianne Burslem

I know of several English language schools which hire on a regular basis. English Time, Berlitz, English First and British English are probably the biggest ones, with several branches around Istanbul and in other cities as well. I know some people who have worked at English Time, with mixed results. It depends on which branch, and who is managing it! For example, the Besiktas and Kadikoy branch are quite good. I found this website which has a pretty big list of English schools as well as their websites.

If you can get into the school system, you will find that the pay and benefits are much better (rent assistance, work visas, health insurance, transportation, meals, etc). There are some of them listed on the above website, you can tell which ones because they have a ending!

Sarah Walters

I went for an interview yesterday, thinking they wouldn't want to employ me until I've completed my course and they'd seen the certificate etc. However, much to my amazement and delight they have offered me a position, knowing that I'm still in the process of finishing the course!!

The job is with English Time in Ankara. It seems to be a really professional organisation and they are very supportive towards me. I will observe some lessons before I begin and the head teacher will give me a one-to-one in order to prepare me. I'll then begin by teaching adult beginners, progressing to higher levels once I become more confident. I'll have a probation period of 3 months & work under contract for 10 months once the work/residence visa is organised. They give a rent allowance and my friends here are going to help me find a nice flat.
So, it's all gone really well so far. Thank you for everything!

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