TESOL Jobs in Turkey

Opportunities for TEFL jobs in Turkey, especially in the bigger cities, are great. Salaries are large enough for teachers to live comfortably. Most of the TEFL job openings are in private language schools. The majority of teachers find living and teaching in Turkey an agreeable experience. You will to have at least a university degree in order to get a job here.

Types of TEFL Jobs in Turkey

You will find the cost of living to be very low in Turkey, and there is a legal minimum wage of approximately $450 US per month. English teachers usually make about twice that amount. The middle class in this country is very keen to learn English, and they prefer to be taught by a native speaker.

This equates to more TEFL job openings than can be filled by the supply of English teachers. There are a great number of English language schools catering to adult students, especially in Istanbul, Izmir and the capitol, Ankara.

It is easier to find a job in one of these academies than in Turkish primary schools. Getting a job at a language school means working evenings and on weekends, so you’ll have your days free to explore the city or to do whatever you like.

Finding a TEFL Job in Turkey

Most schools ask for a minimum commitment of one year. Having an MA in TEFL, education or linguistics, along with teaching experience will give you the opportunity to get a position teaching at a public university.

These positions are the brass ring of TEFL jobs in Turkey. They are well paid, and the competition for them is stiff. If you hold a university degree but no TEFL certificate, you job prospects become very limited in Turkey. Think about taking a four week TEFL course from a reputable school, such as TEFL International.

Apply now & get certified to teach english abroad!

Check out ITTT's Blog Posts

Teaching English ONLINE? All you need to know to get started!
Compare the Online Course Packages to find
the best one that suits your needs
Introductory Standard Advanced
60 Hour Course 60 Hour CourseWith Tutor Support and Video 120 Hour Course 120 Hour CourseWith Tutor Support and Video 220 Hour Master PackageWith Tutor Support and Video 250 Hour Diploma CourseWith Tutor Support 470 Hour Professional PackageWith Tutor Support and Video
Technical Support
Supplementary Materials
Free Lesson Plan Access
Grammar Units
Phonology Units
Video Lessons
Full Tutor Support
Job Guidance Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime
120-hr Course + Videos
CTBE Course
CTEYL Course
Diploma Course + Tutor
PDF Certificate
Embossed Certificate
Internationally Accredited
$ 299
$ 199
more infoapply now
$ 380
$ 235
more infoapply now
$ 340
$ 239
more infoapply now
$ 495
$ 349
more infoapply now
$ 699
$ 399
more infoapply now
$ 1390
$ 599
more infoapply now
$ 1298
$ 799
more infoapply now
Apply for your TEFL/TESOL Course!
  • 1The application process is free and does not commit you in any way.
  • 2Anyone fluent in English and aged 18+ is eligible for our courses.
  • 3No previous experience or qualifications are required.
  • 4Apply today and receive a free e-guide covering the basics of TEFL/TESOL.
  • 5Sign up for your course before Apr, 10 2020 and receive an additional course free of charge.*
* Applies to in-class courses, combined courses, diploma courses and 120-hour online course with tutor and videos
Course Details
Personal data
Additional Info

Where would you like to teach? (optional)

The personal information we collect on this page will be treated in accordance with our privacy policy.
By submitting this form you declare to have read and agreed to the Terms & Conditions.