Achives: TEFL Teaching in Turkey

Top 5 Destinations to Teach in Eastern Europe

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For EU citizens teaching English in Europe is an easy way to start a new life overseas. The beauty of being able to work anywhere in Europe visa-free makes applying for jobs overseas nice and simple. However, for native English speakers from the likes of USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia – things are bit trickier. For Europhiles, the best option is Eastern Europe where the demand for English is higher and employers are willing to help sort visas and permits for worthy teachers!

When most people think of Europe you often picture Venice, Barcelona and Paris but Eastern Europe is home to plenty of work, unhampered beauty and heaps of culture! Here are the top five destinations to teach English in Eastern Europe:

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TEFL Teaching in Turkey – A retrospective by Enid Williams

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Does the thought of unwinding with a cup of hot kaavah and mouthfuls of turkish delight, against a backdrop of shimmer and belly dancers entice you?

Maybe its time to use your TEFL expertise as your ticket to a world where richness goes beyond the very word baklava in every sense and experience Turkey through the eyes of TEFL teacher.

You will come back with more than belly dancing skills and kohl lined eyes, that’s for sure.

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By: Sam Lovell.

Sitting between Europe and Asia, Turkey has long played a pivotal role in history. From Alexander the Great and Achilles to the more recent infamous battle at Gallipoli. There are plenty of sights which stand out if you’re looking at Turkey through the eyes of a tourist or an expat TEFL teacher perhaps. Should you choose to TEFL  (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) here,  you will see and experience so much more than you can truly imagine!

For one, the people are among the friendliest in the world. Islamic hospitality and a curiosity about Foreigners ensures that time spent teaching in Turkey will be a friendly one! Add to this their great beaches and the surprisingly throbbing night scene in Istanbul and you’ve got yourself a TEFLjob in paradise!

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