• Turkey
    • Istanbul
170 hours
Training Type

Program Details

Teaching Practicum
Job Placement
Age Min.


Starting Price
Price Details
ITA's 11-Week Online TEFL Course is $1,499
4-week Istanbul TEFL Course is $1,625

Tuition includes lifetime job search guidance featuring:

✔️ Personal guidance from an experienced Job Search Advisor.

✔️ ESL Job Search Manual: All of our graduates receive a 400-page manual containing all relevant information for major job markets around the world.

✔️ESL worldwide school directory listing over 20,000 schools & online teaching companies worldwide.

✔️ Referrals to preferred recruiters, placement agencies, online teaching companies, and language schools.

✔️ Job interview guidance.

✔️ Engaged alumni community of 35,000+ ITA graduates in 80 countries.
What's Included
Some Activities Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

✔️ University-level instructors
✔️ Award-winning accredited TEFL courses
✔️ Personalized pre-enrollment guidance
✔️ All courses include live practice teaching

What's Not Included
Accommodation Airfare Airport Transfers Meals Transportation Travel Insurance Visa
Apr 05, 2023
Oct 03, 2018
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About Program

By earning your accredited TEFL certification with International TEFL Academy (ITA), you can teach English in Turkey & 80+ countries worldwide. Accredited TEFL classes are offered in Istanbul, online & in 20 locations worldwide.

In addition to thousands of years of history, stunning coastlines, and amazing cuisine, Turkey boasts one of the largest job markets in the world for English language teachers abroad.

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.

We’ve helped more than 40,000 people get TEFL certified & experience the world. Join the movement, make a difference & earn some money along the way!

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Why is International TEFL Academy the Right Choice?

  • One-on-One Pre-Enrollment Guidance: What TEFL class is best for teaching English in Turkey? Is Turkey the right country choice for me? How much money do I need to bring with me to Turkey & what kind of visa do I need? Your personal ITA Advisor will help you navigate these questions about TEFL certification & teaching English abroad in Turkey, including detailed information about English teaching jobs in popular cities like Istanbul and Ankara.
  • Professional TEFL Certification Courses: We offer accredited TEFL certification courses online (11 weeks online) and in-person (4 weeks) in 25 locations worldwide, both class options would qualify you to teach in Turkey. Every ITA TEFL class exceeds international professional standards for instructor qualifications, accredited curriculum, and student teaching hours.
  • We Have Been in YOUR shoes: Everyone on the ITA staff has extensive international experience. Travel is in our blood. It’s our passion to help people realize how realistic this dream of living & working abroad can be. We all appreciate the challenges & rewards of living, traveling, and working abroad.
  • One-on-One Job Search Guidance for Teaching English in Turkey: How do I actually find a teaching job in Turkey? Once enrolled in any ITA TEFL class, you’ll work with our team of expert Student Affairs advisors to help you prepare for your job search in Turkey. Enjoy access to the most comprehensive job resources & guidance on the planet to help you navigate international job markets across Turkey, Europe and in 80 countries worldwide.
  • Access to ITA Worldwide Alumni Network: Don’t know anyone in Turkey? No problem! There is a tight knit group of ITA alumni in Turkey. As an ITA alumni you have exclusive opportunities to network, connect, and correspond with our 20,000 ITA alumni teaching English across the globe. This is a great way to meet friends before you get to Turkey & get all of your questions answered by current ITA alumni on the ground abroad in Europe!

How Do I Get Started?

Contact International TEFL Academy for your starter brochure or call us directly at 773-634-9900 & start working with your personal Admission Advisors. Your advisor will work with you one-on-one to answer your all of your questions, go over your options & set up your game plan to see the world. Your advisor will be happy to speak with you as many times as you need to go over job markets, hiring requirements, TEFL course options & much more.

Your journey begins now so let’s get in touch & let’s get started!

Program Reviews

4.67 Rating
based on 3 reviews
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  • Benefits 4
  • Support 4.5
  • Fun 4.5
  • Facilities 3.5
  • Safety 4.5
  • Instruction 5
  • Support 5
  • Value 5
  • Academic Rigor 2
  • Job Assistance 5
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Yes, I recommend this program

From The USA to My Dream

From my first inquiry to my last week with the program I was impressed. I loved that I has the same support counselor to talk to before diving into the program. My instructor was no different and very attentive to our class. The lessons and practice assignments made my transition as an English teacher much easier. I was well prepared for my first interview and job. The certification has never been rejected and I had many offers before selecting my current school. I can't thank them enough for helping me to change my life/career and to follow my dreams- who knew it was so easy if you just put in a little work!

97 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Istanbul, a city to fall in love with

I can definitely call Istanbul the city that never sleeps. Since the first days of my new life in Istanbul, I was amazed by how wonderful this place was. Walking around in day and night, crossing between the two continents on the vapur! all provided moments of peace. Even though the city experienced political and security concerns, it was always easy to find safe spots and happiness. I lived there from 2013 to 2016 and met the friendliest, most welcoming people ever.
The course was one month and was my first interaction with Turkish students. It helped me understand the difficulties I would face eventually in my actual classes and the trainers provided useful management skills and tips.

What would you improve about this program?
Having better textbooks which are designed professionally and not just copies.
109 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Great people and tons of jobs!

Turkey has been an amazing experience for me. The amount of available jobs is amazing and I've been able to have a great work life balanced with an ability to travel extensively throughout both Turkey itself, and throughout Europe.

I love the surprises that this city (Istanbul) has given me. It's amazingly safe and clean, and the transportation system is better than anything I've seen in the west. The people are genuinely kind and helpful and I highly recommend anyone with a sense of adventure and love of travel to check out Istanbul.

105 people found this review helpful.
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Questions & Answers

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Hi Rachel! It's not mandatory, here is a good article about how to teach without a degree (this one is for Asia but similar principles for Turkey)