It's what I did on
my first visit to Turkey in 1967 as
a Peace Corps Volunteer. (Read
You can do it too! It's
the perfect way to spend a gap year
between other pursuits.
English is taught in all Turkish
schools, but it is not
always learned by all students.
Many find they need additional training
to get the best jobs so they attend private
classes or hire English-language
Istanbul, Ankara and
other major Turkish cities have numerous
English-language schools that hire
TEFL teachers, especially native speakers.
If English is your native language
you have a huge advantage,
and are already halfway to teacher-dom.
All you need now is teaching
skills. Luckily, teaching
can be learned.
It's called TEFL (Teaching English
as a Foreign Language),
and it's what I learned to do at Peace
Corps training in Austin, Texas. You
needn't go to Texas, however. Courses
are offered in cities
It worked for me!
You will probably need a work
visa and residence permit.
Here are some Turkish schools, colleges
and universities that have English
language teaching programs:
—by Tom Brosnahan
Language Learning Aids
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