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TEFL TESOL Course Turkey - Istanbul

“If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.”

Istanbul is the only city in the world that spans over two continents, Europe and Asia. The city embodies mystery, intrigue, and glamour which left most other cities long ago. While the museums, palaces, great mosques, and bazaars seem inexhaustible, there’s also an unexpected natural beauty. From the shores of the Bosphorus at sunset, the red evening light reflects into the windows on the opposite shore and you understand why so many people are attracted to this glorious city. There, God and human, nature and art are together, giving this place such a majestic composure, truly making it worthwhile to see and experience. Lamartine's famous poetic lines reveal his love for Istanbul, describing the embracing of two continents, with one arm reaching out to Asia and the other to Europe.

Istanbul’s beauty lies in its ability to embrace its contradictions. Ancient and modern, religious and secular, Asian and European, mystical and earthly all co-exist here. Istanbul has been the capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, leaving behind a multicultural sediment of civilizations and faiths in the form of aquaducts, cisterns, palaces, churches, synagogues, mosques and above all, cultural tolerance and harmony. Up to the Turkish conquest of Istanbul by Mehmet II in 1453, the city was the center of the Byzantine Empire. After that date it became the center of the Ottoman Empire. After the founding of the Turkish Republic in 1923, the capital of Turkey became Ankara. Istanbul today is the focal point of industry, commerce and cultural life in Turkey. It has many internationally acclaimed hotels, conference centers and offers state-of-the-art meeting facilities. The city is connected to the world by two international airports, international harbours, railways and the Trans-European-Motorway.

Shopping in Istanbul is most likely the least expensive in all of Europe. Food here is varied and exquisite, combining the unique tastes of European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines as a result of the Ottoman Empire’s inclusiveness of different lands, spanning from Central Europe to Northern Africa and the deserts of Arabia, as well as exposure to the different cultures of the myriad of foreign visitors. Ranging from the oriental tastes of the Grand Bazaar to outstanding shopping malls, Istanbul offers a wide variety of choices.

The Bosphorus is not merely a strait dividing two continents but also a crown that adds a Mediterranean flare to this breathtaking city, with it's seaside cafes and fish restaurants. Istanbul also offers a vibrant night-life with its outstanding night-clubs and bars. Istanbul is the largest city in the Republic of Turkey. It is located on the shores of the Bosphorus, and is bordered to the north by the Black Sea, to the east by the region of Kocaeli and the Marmara Sea, and to the west by Tekirdag and the Kirklareli region. The city covers a total area of 5712 km² including, within the urban district, the islands of the Marmara, also known as the Princess Islands. It is flanked by a range of high hills to the east of the Bosphorus, the highest of which is Aydos (537m.). Camlica hill (229 m.), east of Uskudar, is a recognized tourist spot. Forests surround the city sporadically, the most extensive being the Belgrad Forest which is 20 square kms, to the north of the city.

The School

The TESOL International Training Center in Istanbul is located in the downtown area of Sisli-offering easy access to exploring all the best shopping malls, entertainment and tourist sites the city has to offer. We offer spacious classrooms in well maintained, modern, fully equipped spaces that allow for a maximum learning experience. Our staff of qualified, experienced teachers will be at your side during your training process. Friendly, professional administrative assistants are waiting to support you for a comfortable stay.


    Istanbul winters are warm and humid, while summers hot and dry. The climate is tempered by warm Mediterranean winds which counter frequent Black Sea cold fronts. Temperatures vary moderately between day and night, and from season to season. The summer season is approximately 90 days long, while winter is 80 days long. Snow falls an average of 7 days a year.


  • An internationally recognised qualification meeting or exceeding industry standards
  • Course administered by highly trained staff with extensive local knowledge
  • Organized classes and a curriculum that has been proven successful and effective
  • Low student to teacher ratio


  • A former epicenter of two historic, major empires
  • A taste of both Europe and Asia
  • Great food, great people, great sights and sounds
  • A place that has as much vibrance and diversity in modern-day life, as its richness in history and cultural traditions


  • This course is ideal for Gapyear students and people wanting a change of life or moving abroad
  • Your fellow students come from many countries on many continents
  • Your teacher trainers are some of the most experienced and well-trained in the industry
  • Your support staff is extremely helpful, courteous and will assist you with whatever you need


The standard accommodation can be arranged for by our center. There are monthly and weekly studio rentals in Taksim, which is a central area and attractive place for most international visitors in Istanbul to live. The commute to our school is rather easy, only 10 minutes by metro. Cost: Studio for single person 1300 USD / MONTH Studio for two people 1500 USD / MONTH Costs inclusive of internet, television, furniture, and all utilities.

Visa Requirements

Most visitors may enter Turkey without a visa, or by easily buying a "sticker visa" at the airport, maritime port, or border-crossing point. Be sure your passport is valid for at least six months from the date you enter Turkey or you may not be admitted. You can obtain your visa in advance; before you arrive in Turkey, from any Turkish consulate, but it takes time and extra expense (you'll pay a "visa processing fee.") It's much simpler to just buy your visa at the border. For more detailed information refer to the World Travel Guide.



Istanbul Course Schedule

  • 05 Jan - 30 Jan 2009
  • 02 Feb - 27 Feb 2009
  • 02 Mar - 27 Mar 2009
  • 03 Apr - 01 May 2009
  • 04 May - 29 May 2009
  • 01 Jun - 26 Jun 2009
  • 29 Jun - 24 Jul 2009
  • 31 Jul - 28 Aug 2009
  • 04 Sep - 02 Oct 2009
  • 09 Oct - 06 Nov 2009
  • 09 Nov - 04 Dec 2009


  • US$ 500 – Nonrefundable Deposit US$ 1,550 – Final Payment Note: This includes an 18% Value Added Tax (VAT) charge of $260 (excluding accommodation)

How to Apply

Join our TEFL Course Istanbul and start Teaching English in Turkey. Our TESOL Course Istanbul will enable you to Teach English not only in Turkey, but throughout the world with your internationally recognized TESOL Certificate.

Fill out an application form and take that next step towards learning amidst the vibrancy of this exciting city.




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Merkezi Buyukdere Caddesi, Sisli Is Merkezi,No: 7, Kat: 3, Sisli – Istanbul / TURKEY 34100


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