TEFL Course in Istanbul

An incredible destination for a TEFL course
Teach English in Turkey
An incredible destination for a TEFL course
TESOL Course in Istanbul
What can be said about Istanbul that you don’t already know?

"Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow."


Istanbul, with its natural beauty, its long history, and its beautiful, architectural sights is a city that has attracted local and international tourists for ages. Here are five great things to do in Istanbul.

Visit Hagia Sophia.
Once the biggest cathedral in the world for hundreds of years, the Hagia Sophia is considered the magnum opus of Byzantine architecture. Some say the building is symbolic of the eclectic history of Istanbul itself, with beautiful Christian mosaics alongside brilliant Islamic calligraphy.

Go shopping to the Grand Bazaar.
Located a little more than a mile west of Sultanahmet, the Grand Bazaar is one of the biggest and oldest indoor shopping markets in the world.

Spend time in the European part of Istanbul.
Taksim is a vibrant, modern neighborhood located in the European part of Istanbul. Scores of restaurants and bars are populated with travelers, as well as popular hotels. Burger Kind is a hit here.

Enjoy Turkish nightlife in Ortakoy.
While the Taksim area draws the vast majority of partygoers, the small neighborhood of Ortakoy happily enjoys its less popular status. Its isolated position translates to a more Turkish crowd with few tourists

Take a Turkish bath.
The Süleymaniye Hamam is a historic Turkish bath located near the Suleymaniye mosque. It caters primarily to tourists and has a reputation for being clean and non-sketchy (which is a legitimate concern at some of the baths in Istanbul).



When it comes to education in Turkey, Istanbul is the place. Some of the most reputable schools operate here.

Earn your TEFL certification in a training center that is located in a brand-new location. The ultra-modern space features two large TEFL classrooms, a library with TEFL-course-related documentation and a kitchen. Here TEFL course participants may prepare their own tea or coffee. The course features 120 hours on site, including daily teaching practice followed by a feedback session starting Week 2 of the four-week TEFL program. The EFL students are Turkish citizens who come to the school to be taught by the TEFL trainees.

Our TEFL trainer in Istanbul holds an MA in English and gained considerable experience in teaching EFL in various language schools throughout the world.

Turkish schools desperately seek qualified TEFL teachers, it’s is easy for the school in terms of job placement support.As with all our locations, graduating from the 120-Hour on-site TEFL course in Istanbul makes you eligible to work at all schools worldwide, including schools in South Korea and Saudi Arabia. Those are countries that pay the highest salaries; however, they also want to see a program with intensive teaching practicum.


Turkey is a beautiful country with dream-come-true beaches, stunning mountain views, and picturesque lakes. Its people are famous for being very friendly and hospitable. Turkey is on the must-see list of many travelers.
Teaching English in Turkey is certainly attractive. Teachers have the opportunity to explore ancient, historical mosques, discover bargains at huge bazaar markets, and enjoy delicious dishes of Turkish cuisine. And they can visit nearby countries at a bargain due to their proximity to Turkey.

Teaching Opportunities
English teachers are in big demand in Turkey, and this demand is ever increasing. As the cost of living is rather low, and teachers make a decent salary, they can expect a comfortable lifestyle.

International Private School Jobs in Turkey
International schools in Turkey offer excellent salary and benefits packages for certified, experienced teachers. You can find teaching jobs in Turkey from kindergarten to high school. Occasionally, teacher-support staff (guidance counselor, learning support) and administrative roles (principals, vice-principals, dean of faculty) is hired.

International Private School Teaching Salary and Benefits
Qualified teachers in Turkey earn approximately $1,200-$2,500 per month. Combined with a comprehensive benefits package and considering the low cost of living, this salary allows qualified teachers to enjoy a high standard of living in Turkey. Most schools in Turkey require certification and previous experience.

EFL Teaching Positions
With an ever-growing amount of EFL jobs, Turkey is a great spot to teach English. Available positions range from teaching young learners to adults in private language lessons, group sessions, weekend classes, and conversation lessons.

EFL Teaching Salary and Benefits
EFL teachers in Turkey can expect to earn $1,000-1,800 per month, depending on qualifications and experience. TEFL/TESL certification and previous EFL-teaching experience are strongly preferred. Schools want professionals in the field.

Vacations in Turkey
Summer vacation is from late June until early September. During the school year, schools close for two weeks in February, and they don’t operate on all national and religious holidays.

TEFL Courses in Istanbul fill up quickly!



Total tuition: US $1500

Deposit: $500, due at registration.

Balance payment: $500 (or the equivalent in Turkish Lira) (due five business days before the first day of the course)

Course fee covers tuition, certificate, moderation, and career support.

Accommodation Fees: include accommodation arrangement fee and a single room housing (no meals) for four weeks in a furnished, shared apartment/residence/dorm within walking distance of the center. Please note that our rooms in our shared apartments/residences/host families are limited. First enrolments are booked first. Individual apartments or B&B hotels can also be provided upon request.

Please contact our center for more information.

Course Dates
  • 22 August – 16 September 2022
  • 26 September – 19 October 2022



    Total tuition: US $900

    Deposit: $500, due at registration.

    Balance payment: $400 (or the equivalent in Turkish Lira) due five business days before the first day of the course.

    Course fee covers tuition, certificate, moderation, and career support.

    The program of the combined course is essentially the same as the one of the on-site course. The difference is that the trainees work on the theory in an on-line module under the guidance of a tutor. They do the practical teaching and project work during a seven-day attendance in our centre in Istanbul.

    Teaching Practicum Dates
  • 25 July – 1 August 2022
  • 15 August – 21 August 2022

    Meet Our iTTi Istanbul TEFL Instructor

    Jalal Nazari
    Jalal Naziri, CEO at iTTi Istanbul, is a PhD holder who majored in TEFL, and possesses an M.A & B.A in English Literature. He has been teaching and training for more than 25 years in international schools and universities in different countries like Iran, Azerbaijan, United Arab Emirates, and Turkey. He has received different teaching and training qualifications from international educational centers such as International Baccalaureate, Cambridge University, and the 500-Hour Master Trainer Certificate. He has taught IELTS, TOEFL, and SAT for two decades helping students to gain high scores.

    Dr. Jalal Naziri

    iTTi Istanbul – Course Director

    How to Apply for a TESOL Course

    Step 1

    To begin the admission process for iTTi Istanbul, you must first choose your start date, complete the online application form, and pay a deposit of USD $500.

    Step 2

    An iTTi Enrollment Counselor will then contact you with instructions on how to complete the required English proficiency assessment test if you are not a native speaker. You must obtain a B2/C1 level. A certificate will be provided by iTTi School of English.

    Step 3

    Once you are notified of your acceptance into iTTi Istanbul, your remaining tuition balance is due 30 days prior to your first course start date.

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