Teaching English in Turkey
Turkey is a beautiful country endowed with
great natural beauty and rich history. The strategic position of this
country and its heritage and culture has made this country a big tourist
destination. Like most non native English speaking countries Turkey has a
high demand of ESL teachers. The growth of trade and commerce in this
country along side the tourism sector is responsible for this course.
The sizes of the classes in most of the schools in Turkey are big. In both the private and the public schools, the numbers of students are 20 to 30 people. In the language schools, the numbers of students are around 10. As Turkey is approaching towards becoming a member of the European Union, the demand of knowledge of English is increasing significantly. In major cities of Turkey the demand of Business English is significantly high. Private tuitions are also quite common in Turkey. The regular school hours in Turkey are from 8.30 in the morning to 4 in the evening. The timing of the language schools is different from the language schools. During the summer months the schools are closed for two months. Some schools provide accommodation and also reimburse a part of the flight fare.
The experience of the ESL teachers in the cities of Turkey will be lot different from those working in smaller towns and cities. The middle class of the Turkish society is more enthusiastic about learning English. The native English speakers thus easily get a job in Turkey. A teaching certificate and a bachelorâ€™s degree is always helpful but not mandatory.