• Education: 
    Bachelor's degree is typically required
  • TEFL Certification: 
    A minimum of 150 Hours TESOL Foundation
  • Types of Jobs: 
    Year round
  • Types of Jobs: 
    Elementary schools, private schools and linguistic schools
  • Typical Hiring Process: 
    Skype or telephonic interviews
  • TAverage teaching hours per week: 
    25-30 hours of classroom as well as extra preparation time
  • Types of Students: 
    Business professionals, private students and school children
  • Cost of Living per month: 
    $550 - $800 USD
  • Visas: 
    Work visa issued by the Government
  • Average Monthly Pay: 
    $550 - $2000 USD
  • Start –up cost: 
    $1000 -1500 USD
  • Potential to save or Break-even: 
  • Accommodation Benefits: 
  • Fight Reimbursements: 

Teaching English in Turkey

Keeping aside its stunning coastlines and few thousand years of history, Turkey is home to one of the hottest European economies. It also has one of the largest global job markets for those looking to teach English abroad.

There are several advantages to working in Turkey compared to some of the other European job markets. English teaching positions are open all round the year with advance interviews being conducted over the phone or via email while local, in-person opportunities can also be found. Moreover, it is something of a standard practice for English teachers in the country to receive a sponsored work visa.

Stipend for housing and airfare is provided to some of the English teachers but should not be considered the usual practice. Teachers usually live in apartments vacated recently by the previous candidates while many share accommodations with their coworkers.

Turkey provides a solid hourly wage, helping the teachers lead a comfortable life. 20-25 hours of work every week is the practice with the rest of the time being dedicated towards traveling and exploring the unparalleled cultural and natural riches the country has to offer. Teachers ideally require a TEFL certification and four-year bachelor’s degree. The biggest likelihood of landing a job is in one of the major cities such as Ankara, Izmir, and Istanbul among others.