English Teaching Jobs in Turkey

Residence permit

This is the real story of the steps involved in renewing a Turkish residence permit.

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There are a lot of variables involved in getting hired for any job.

While you can't control everything, there are certain matters you can take into your own hands right now.

We have helped hundreds of people get English teaching jobs in Turkey so we know what works.

Here are the top 5 things you need to do.......

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Although it is considered to be fairly easy to get a job in Turkey, the ESL job market is not as open as places like Thailand perhaps where simply being a native speaker is enough to get you hired.  It is essential to have a decent teaching qualification and some experience if you want to work as an English teacher in Turkey.

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ESL teaching jobs for non native speakers Most jobs are advertised for native speakers and many people feel like there is quite a bit of discrimination going on.  Are there any ESL teaching jobs for non native speakers?

Let's look at what you can do to improve your chances....

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how to get private English lessons

This article about teaching private English students covers:

  • How to advertise your private lessons.
  • How to handle the first meeting.
  • How to manage expectations.
  • How to plan the first lesson.
  • Where to find great lesson ideas.

One of the best ways to make money as an English teacher is by giving private lessons, and there is a huge demand for this in Istanbul.

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Deanna Jump is a 43-year-old kindergarten teacher who earns less than $30,000 a year. But this year, she says she has made $1 million. Yes, really.

How? TeachersPayTeachers.com (TPT), the online marketplace that allows teachers to sell lesson plans to other teachers. Jump became the first teacher on the site to earn more than $1 million on the site by using selling her lesson plans focused on teaching kindergarteners.

“Teaching is a hobby for me now,” Jump says. “I’ve made way more on TeacherPayTeachers, obviously. I don’t need to teach anymore, but teaching is my passion. I cannot imagine not teaching.


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Free Lesson Plans & Resources (No Prep!)

lesson plan resources for teaching English in Turkey

In this post I would like to share what I think are some of the most useful English teaching websites on the internet.  All these sites are free and the resources you will find there are pretty much ready to use straight away.

I have chosen these sites because I think they will enable you to deliver really great TEFL lessons, and hopefully inspire some new ideas for ways to take advantage of the huge amount of work that has gone into creating these ESL teaching resources.

I love creating engaging teaching materials and you can purchase some of them for just a couple of dollars in the shop.

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The 10 Best Istanbul Apps

Some aspects of Istanbul can be confusing, even if you’ve been here a little while.

Thus, this handy list of the 10 best Istanbul apps to help you survive the city.

I can't live without #1 and #4!

Are there any we have missed?

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From the 18th May 2015 Turkish residence applications, modifications and extensions will be done online and NOT at your local police stations.

Here is a link to the application and extension form: https://e-ikamet.goc.gov.tr/

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If you are a teacher, were a teacher, or know a teacher, who works in a private school in Turkey then you’ll agree this list deserves an A+ for Accuracy.

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You’re almost there!

Your CV landed you an interview and now it’s time to seal the deal.

So what’s the best way to approach the interview.

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Qualified native English speaker wanted for an immediate start.


  • Native English speaker (from UK, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand only)
  • Any university degree
  • Any TEFL certificate
  • Turkish residence permit
  • Available for interview between 2nd and 13th March 2015

Brief Details:

  • Primary school on the Asian side of Istanbul
  • Teaching Grades 7 and 8
  • Approximately 24 lessons per week
  • Short contract with opportunity to extend for next year
  • Free transport between home and school
  • Food provided
  • Work permit provided
  • Supportive administration
  • Preplanned lesson materials and clear curriculum
  • Great salary

If you meet ALL the requirements above please send your CV and a photo by email to info@englishjobsturkey.com and put 'Immediate Start' in the subject line.




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