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Requirements to Teach in Turkey Questions
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- Which visa do I need to work legally in Turkey? In order to work legally in Turkey you’ll need a work permit. However, many schools will want you to work on a tourist visa and leave the country every three months in order to renew it. While this is widespread, it is not something we wo...(read more)
- How long are teaching contracts in Turkey? Teaching contracts in Turkey can last anywhere from a few months to one year. It just depends on your employer and your powers of persuasion....(read more)
- How many hours a week do TEFL teachers in Turkey usually work? If you’re on a full-time teaching contract in Turkey, you will probably work around 25 contact hours per week, with extra time set aside for lesson planning. ...(read more)
- How much tax will I have to pay on my earnings in Turkey? Around 15-25% of your salary will go towards tax, depending on how much you earn. ...(read more)
- How much TEFL training do I need to teach in Turkey? In order to get your hands on the best TEFL jobs in Turkey, you’ll want to have done at least 120 hours of TEFL study, either online, in the classroom, or a mixture of both. This is especially important if you don’t have previous t...(read more)
- Do I need to speak Turkish in order to teach English in Turkey?No, not at all. Employers will want you to create an English-speaking atmosphere in your classes, so you won’t be expected to speak Turkish in a work context. However, you might want to learn a few key phrases to help you in your day-to-d...(read more)
- Do I need a degree to teach in Turkey? No. As long as you’re a native English speaker, you’ll be welcomed with open arms by employers in Turkey, regardless of whether you’ve got a degree or not....(read more)
Advice from the Experts
A few of our TEFL experts (Dave, Meryl, Laura, Rebecca, Rachel and Rich) have also come out from behind their headsets to answer some of our most popular TEFL questions on camera: please excuse the giggles ‐ they all got a bit nervous!
Anyway, take and look, and if you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, just give one of them a call ‐ they don’t seem to be able to keep a straight face, but when it comes to TEFL they really know what they’re talking about!
- 01. I am not a native speaker, can I still do the course / find work?
- 02. Which course is right for me?
- 03. How are i-to-i courses accredited?
- 04. I'm a non native speaker. Can I still do the weekend course?
- 05. How do I pass the weekend course?
- 06. Who attends the weekend course?
- 07. What do I need to bring with me on the weekend course?
- 08. How much of the online course do I need to complete before I attend the weekend course?
- 09. What is the demand for TEFL?
- 10. How do I find work after my course?
- 11. What is the difference between the short course and a 4 week programme?
- 12. Do I need to speak the local language of the county I'm teaching in?
- 13. I don't have a degree, where can I teach?
- 14. Can I still find work with just the 20 hour weekend course?
- 15. Who can TEFL?
- 16. What is TEFL?
- 17. How do i-to-i's courses work?
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