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Teach English in Turkey

TESOL in Turkey

The main English teaching regions are Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir. There are plenty of opportunities in private language schools, private secondary schools and private universities. General English, Business English, Academic English and English for Children are the main areas for teaching. People there are keen to learn English, and you will enjoy your teaching life in this fantastic country. Salaries can be from $1,000 to $2,000, depending on qualifications and experience.

Turkey lies in the south east Europe and south west Asia, bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Georgia, and bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, between Greece and Syria. It has a long history. Istanbul was a very famous city in the ancient world.

Popular cities: Istanbul, Ankara

Local currency: Turkey New lira-TRY

Cost of living: Cheap

Key teaching areas: General English, Business English

Where to teach:

  • Private Secondary Schools
  • Private Language Schools
  • Private Universities

Qualification Requirements

A TESOL certificate is required.

Salary Range

$490 - $1000USD per month

Visa Requirements

A work permit is required. It is possible to work on tourist visas, but you need to leave the country every three months.

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