Published 5th September 2018

teach English in Turkey

If you want to teach English in Turkey, you’ll need a TEFL qualification and a degree. You can apply for jobs online and most schools will interview you using Skype.

You’ll have the opportunity to teach English in Turkey all year round  and you can live comfortably on your wages, although you might not be able to save money. However, you will get the chance to sample what life is like in this fascinating country and learn about its history and culture.  So why not teach English in Turkey?

Turkey has a large job market if you want to teach English as a foreign language and there are usually jobs available in the following cities:

  • Teach English in Turkey:  Istanbul

Istanbul is where East meets West. It’s on both sides of the Bosphorus Strait separating Asia from Europe. The town is also split into the old quarter which is filled with narrow cobbled streets and the new town which is where you’ll find restaurants, clubs and bars. Istanbul will suit you if you want to teach English as a foreign language in a lively city with plenty of things to see and do in your free time.

  • Teach English in Turkey:  Izmir

Izmir is Turkey’s third largest city. It’s on the Aegean coast and it has a busy port. It’s a university town so you’ll find plenty of students and opportunities to teach English as a foreign language in schools, academies and privately.  Transport links are good. There are ferries, buses and even a cycle share system so that you can get around the city on two wheels.

  • Teach English in Turkey: Ankara

Ankara is the capital of Turkey and is in the centre of the country. It’s the second largest city in Turkey. Like Izmir it is a university town and a centre of commerce. That means there are plenty of students around who want to learn to speak English. You get around Ankara by metro or bus. When you have some free time visit Ulus if you want to see some historic sites close to home.

  • Teach English in Turkey: Bursa

The city of Bursa is in the northwest of Turkey, close to the sea of Marmara. It is at the foothills of the Uludag mountain and it’s an area that’s well known for its parks and gardens. There are opportunities to teach English as a foreign language here as Bursa is a centre for culture and commerce with plenty of people who want to learn English.

You can now start looking for opportunities to teach English in Turkey.