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TEFL Certification in Istanbul, Turkey - Overview

Looking to earn an accredited 4-week TEFL TESOL certification that will qualify you for thousands of English teaching jobs in Italy and around the World? This state-of-the-art TEFL certification course not only provides expert-led training and a recognized qualification but personalized job placement assistance for finding jobs teaching English in Turkey and around the globe.

As Istanbul is an ever-growing city with its population increasing around 5 % per annum, the teaching opportunities here are plentiful. There are numerous language schools catering to every level from primary schools to businesses; any graduate should be able to find a niche in Istanbul. Due to the high demand for teachers here, it seems a likely choice to attend a TEFL course.

The course is based in a premier English language school, which was founded in 1988 and is specialized in teaching English as a foreign language.  This schools is a member of Ozdilder, the representative body of private language schools in Turkey and is accredited by the Turkish Ministry of National Education.  

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Optional Excursions & Cultural Highlights

At the International TEFL Academy in Istanbul, we would like to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Turkey is full of wonders and Istanbul has many interesting things to offer to its visitors. Turks are also well known for their hospitality and friendly character. For these reasons, to help you get to know the city and to help you relax after a hard week studying TEFL, International TEFL Academy Istanbul offers a social program to its trainees. Cultural hightlights include:

  • Bosphorus Tour
  • Whirling Dervish Night
  • Day trip to Þile (Black sea coastal resort )
  • Picnic in Belgrade Forest


Housing & Phone/Internet Options

Upon enrollment, you will be put in touch with the Onsite Course Director who can assist with arranging you accommodations during the course. Accommodation options can be within walking distance of the school or well connected by public transportation -- your accommodations will never be more than a 20-minute bus ride from the school.  

Homestays  - Each student has his/her own room, cost is 300 for four weeks.

Shared Apartment - Each student has his/her own room. Cost is 300 Euros total.


Communication, Phone and Internet - Housing and school are equipped with wifi. 


Tuition Includes:

  • airport pickup
  • assistance finding housing during your class
  • all materials and books for the course
  • 24 hour course assistance
  • complete access to all school facilities
  • internet pass or access at our school
  • closing ceremonies dinner party
  • lifetime job guidance assistance in Turkey & worldwide


Tuition Does Not Include

  • Personal Expenses
  • International Flights
  • Visa
  • Insurance
  • Housing (course director can assist with housing arrangements)

Enrollment Information for
TEFL Classes

IMPORTANT! Before enrolling for any International TEFL Academy TEFL course, it is imperative that you Contact International TEFL Academy for more information about TEFL Certification in Florencespeak to an Admissions Advisor. Your advisor will answer your questions and assist you with matters such as your eligibility & enrollment; course costs & logistics (such as housing); and your options for employment as an English teacher once you complete your TEFL Class.

To speak with an advisor, please call 773-634-9900 or fill out a contact form. 
To enroll for this course, please visit our Registration Procedures Page.

VIDEO Introduction:
TEFL Certification for Teaching English Abroad


Earning an accredited TEFL certification is a key element in the process of going overseas to teach English abroad, but sorting out your options for taking the right class can be a challenge. This video provides an in-depth overview of accredited TEFL certification course options offered by International TEFL Academy, including the
170-hour Online TEFL Certification Course and onsite 4-week TEFL classes offered in more than 25 locations worldwide, including in the U.S. Watch the video to learn more about these various options, including international standards, costs, schedules, formats, job placement assistance and the advantages to each approach.


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