Travel & Teach - Turkey

Travel and Teach

Jobs in Turkey appear everywhere on the internet so try websites such as The British Council has offices in England for information and teaching centres in the main Turkish Cities of Izmir, Ankara and Istanbul, where you should be able to get hold of a list of schools in Turkey itself. 

You will need to have a job offer from an employer to enable you to get a working visa, which you have to obtain if you want to work legally in the country.  But there are so many jobs that you should not find it difficult to get work, if you have a degree and TESOL certificate. However, if you don’t have a degree it will be much more difficult to get the necessary paperwork sorted. Once in the country, you can readily find work and many teachers have claimed that it is easier this way and that you don’t have to rely on agents or intermediaries. 

Strictly speaking it is illegal to teach on a tourist visa, although several teachers do so, particularly when getting started. Tourist visas can be renewed on a 3 monthly basis, either by re-entering the country or by presenting yourself at the Immigration Office, where you must show that you are able to support yourself. However, there are tighter controls on this practice. Of course, if you have Turkish residency through birth or marriage then working restrictions are much lighter.

Our course recommendations for Turkey are:

All Global English accredited courses now include online English teaching as standard, which is important, as post pandemic much teaching has gone online, and may stay that way in some form.


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