Teaching On The South Coast - All Advice Welcome
Posted 16 November 2011 - 06:03 PM
I have friends in Marmaris and Icmeler and would like to find employment close to here so that I (at least initially) have some familiar support. Does anyone know what kinds of opportunities are available in Mugla area? I want to have secured employment before I arrive in Turkey as I am keeping my house going in the UK by renting it out, won’t have a huge amount of savings and will require a definite income.
Any advice would be much appreciated.
Thank you in advance
Posted 17 November 2011 - 01:53 PM
Posted 17 November 2011 - 03:34 PM
Posted 17 November 2011 - 05:12 PM
Muğla university prep school is one possibility in that area, especially if you have a degree in English. And there are several kolej, and some language schools.
If you do a tefl course, make sure it is 4 weeks long, face to face and includes observed teaching practice. These are the minimum standards for a proper qualification. It might be an idea to do the course in Turkey so you can get local knowledge from the trainers and practise on local students. There are 4-week tefl courses available in istanbul, izmir and there will even be one in Antalya next year with yours truly as a trainer.
Good luck in your quest, teaching English in Turkey is fun, I have enjoyed it for years.
Posted 17 November 2011 - 06:27 PM
•60 hours of core TEFL training online
•20 hours of in-depth grammar study
•20 hours of practical experience during a Classroom TEFL Course
•40 hours of specialist teacher training online (4 specialist certificates)
Unfortunately with work, life and money commitments, taking 4 weeks off to complete full time study is really not an option. Do you think the above course is adequate or will it leave me in a bad position for gaining a job?
In terms as the course which you will be delivering in Antalya, are you able to send me any further details? This sounds very appealing if a) i can afford it, i can gain employment soon after completing it and c) can sufficiently house and feed myself.
I don’t have a degree in English. I have a degree in Psychology and Early Childhood Studies which has a preschool and primary teaching focus. I would ideally prefer to teach children under 11 years old if possible and supplement my income with some 1-1 classes for adults in the evenings. I have 3 years of experience working with business proffessionals building in order to develop business so it would be nice to still have a toe in the water with something similar (i.e teaching English to companies wishing to expand their business into UK/American market places).
I would definitely consider Izmir or Antalya. Fil, can you tell me why I need to be particularly careful in Antalya?
Thanks for all of your help.
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