Istanbul, Turkey

Sprawling over two continents, Europe and Asia, Istanbul is a bustling modern metropolis steeped in ancient history and culture.  With the Sea of Marmara to its south, the Black Sea to its north, and the Bosphorus Straight cutting through its center, if you’re prone to sea sickness, consider taking your TEFL course elsewhere!  Ferryboats are one of the most utilized forms of public transportation, ushering Turks, tourists, and English teachers alike to and from the towering mosques, winding shopping districts, seaside cafes, and Istiklal Caddesi, the massive pedestrian-only thoroughfare leading from Galata Tower to Taksim Square (at the center of the city).  Notably clean and safe for a city of its size, while Istanbul makes for a fantastic city to visit, it is certainly a place that cannot truly be experienced or understood without living there.  With well over 12 million inhabitants, English language schools have no shortage of students, and that means there are an abundance of English teaching opportunities available.  To learn more about earning your TEFL certificate in Istanbul and teaching English in Turkey, inquire today!


Course Location

Earn your TEFL certification in Istanbul - a university city boasting some of the most reputable educational institutions, Istanbul is an ideal setting for students looking to further their educational horizons. The center 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. 


Course Fees

$500 deposit +  €1000 balance due upon arrival (additional €300 for accommodations).



Accommodation is provided in fully-furnished shared apartments within walking distance from the school.

Homestays provide a unique opportunity to experience the way of life of local people of an area along with traditional cultures. Homestays also provide an opportunity for visitors to experience a place in an authentic, comfortable and homely setting. Individual apartments can also be provided upon request. Please contact the VL Istanbul centre for more information.


Course Dates

  • November 4 - 29, 2013
  • January 6 - 31, 2014
  • March 3 - 28, 2014
  • April 14 - May 9, 2014
  • June 2 - 27, 2014
  • August 4 - 29, 2014
  • Sep 8 - Oct 3, 2014
  • Oct 27 - Nov 21, 2014


  • Dec 1 - 26, 2014