Top English teaching jobs in Turkey

Teach English in Turkey

Whether a teacher is teaching ESL at a language school in Turkey or teaching in Turkey’s public school system, they will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful countryside and bustling cities that welcome thousands of teachers and tourists each year. The people of Turkey are known for being very friendly and hospitable. With gorgeous beaches, stunning mountain views, and picturesque lakes, Turkey is a traveler’s dream.

Teaching jobs in Turkey certainly have their perks; teachers can explore ancient and historical mosques, bargain at enormous bazaar markets, and eat delicious cuisine, all while enjoying life in a country with a temperate climate. Because of Turkey’s status as an intercontinental country, teaching English in Turkey gives teachers the opportunity to travel to nearby countries at a low cost.

Teach English in Turkey

Teaching Jobs in Turkey

The number of teaching jobs in Turkey is on the rise, as the demand for ESL and English teachers increases steadily each year. You can expect to make a reasonable salary teaching English in Turkey, which will go far, as the cost of living is relatively low.

Teaching Jobs in Turkey

International Private School Jobs in Turkey

International schools in Turkey offer comprehensive salary and benefits packages for licensed and experienced teachers. Teaching jobs in Turkey typically range from Kindergarten to secondary school placements.

Occasionally, teacher-support staff jobs (guidance counselor, learning support) and administrative roles (principals, vice-principals, head of faculty) are available.

International Private School Jobs in Turkey

International Private School Teaching Salary and Benefits in Turkey

Qualified international school teachers in Turkey can expect to earn $2,500 – 3,000 USD per month, on average. However, a number of top international schools in Turkey do pay a higher monthly salary, ranging from $4,000 – 5,000 USD. Coupled with a comprehensive benefits package and taking into account the low cost of living, this salary will allow qualified teachers to enjoy a high standard of living in Turkey. Teacher certification and previous experience at the relevant level are required.

International Private School Teaching Salary and Benefits in Turkey

ESL Teaching Jobs in Turkey

With a growing ESL job market, now is a great time to apply for ESL teaching jobs in Turkey. Positions range from teaching young children through to adults in various settings: private language lessons, group lessons, weekend classes, and conversation lessons.

ESL Teaching Salary and Benefits in Turkey

ESL teachers in Turkey can expect to earn $1,000-1,800 per month, depending on qualifications and experience. TEFL/TESL certification and previous ESL experience are strongly preferred.

ESL Teaching Jobs in Turkey

TEFL Certification for teaching abroad

Many schools in Turkey require teachers to possess a Teaching English as a Foreign Language certification. A TEFL certification from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Education OISE can help you become a leading candidate for some of the top teaching jobs in Turkey.

TEFL Certification for teaching abroad

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Turkey at a glance

Country information

Capital: Ankara

Language: Turkish

Population: 74,724,269 (18th)

Currency: Turkish lira (TRY)

Government: Parliamentary republic

Major religion: Islam

Climate: Temperate Mediterranean

Quick facts

The number of archaeological excavations going on in Turkey every year is at least 150.

The oldest known human settlement is in Catalhoyuk, Turkey (7500 BC).

Temple of Artemis and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, two of the seven wonders of the ancient world, are in Turkey.

Abraham was born in Southeastern Turkey.

Turks introduced coffee to Europe.

According to legend, Noah’s Ark landed on Agri Dagi (Mount Ararat) in Eastern Turkey.

Turkey provides 70% of the world’s hazelnuts.