About Teaching English in Turkey
In Turkey, you can walk in the footsteps of Homeric heroes, Roman centurions & Ottoman sultans. In addition to thousands of years of history; stunning coastlines; and one of the hottest economies in Europe, Turkey boasts one of the largest job markets in the region for English language teachers abroad.
Turkey offers several major advantages compared to other job markets in Europe. English teachers in Turkey can find teaching opportunities year-round, and interviews are conducted in advance over the phone and via email as well as locally in Turkey. In addition, it is standard practice for English teachers in Turkey to receive a sponsored work visa.
Some English teachers receive stipends for housing and/or airfare, but this is not always the case. Many teachers live in apartments recently vacated by previous teachers, and many share an apartment with coworkers.
To get hired to teach English in Turkey, you will need a TEFL certificate and a 4-year college degree in any field. Native English proficiency is also expected to find a TEFL job. The average salary for an English teacher in Turkey is about $550 - $1,150 USD per month.
Primary job markets for teaching English in Turkey include Istanbul, Izmir, and Ankara, as well as other larger cities.