Başak
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Turkish Lessons (Face to Face OR Skype) for Adults & Kids from an Experienced and Patient Teacher Living in Istanbul. Learn&Practice&Speak!

Hi everyone,

I have been teaching Turkish for almost 15 years. I worked in a language school and at the universities, I suppose that is where I gained success. 😊 My achievements are directly proportional to my students’ success. I feel rewarded when I witness their progress in applying their Turkish language skills to their daily lives.

How learning a new language opens a new window into a person, teaching Turkish is also the same for me! I always think about Istanbul -I was born and grew up here- it is a good place for self-improvement. First and foremost, Istanbul hosts international people coming from around the world. It is considering to me, I am lucky because I have one of the pleasant professions. I have met numerous people, taught Turkish, and told them about Istanbul. Those people told about their cities and expressed themselves. Of course, all these happened when I taught Turkish. 😊 When teaching Turkish, promoting cross-cultural awareness forms an important part of my lessons. Teaching the language involves both the students and myself in a dynamic conversation about our cultural backgrounds.

My students are always varied and have diverse learning skills. It is, therefore, my aim to nurture a comfortable and empathetic atmosphere. I believe that the role of a teacher is that of a guide who illuminates the path, provides motivation, gives encouragement and seeks to inspire. Taking on this role gives me an immense sense of accomplishment and stimulates me to continue teaching. I consider that I developed an aptitude for making learning Turkish become much easier, enjoyable and practical for my students. My professionalism also allows me to tailor language education according to individual interests, needs, and capacities. In the lessons, I hold firm three main principles: first, providing a comfortable environment, second, creating an encouraging atmosphere, and third, establishing a collaborative instruction model.

If you want to speak Turkish well, please contact me. It is fun, and we will smile during the lesson! I am here now with all my enthusiasm!

Kind regards,
Başak

Extra information

I use a book which name is "İstanbul, Yabancılar için Türkçe Ders Kitabı" prepared by Foreign Language Department of Istanbul University. I generally start with my materials in the first lessons. Then, I follow that book.

Location

At teacher's location: Acıbadem, 34718 Kadıköy/İstanbul, Turkey
At student's location: Around Istanbul, Turkey
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:

Age:

Preschool children (4-6 years old)
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)

Student level:

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Duration:

60 minutes
90 minutes
120 minutes

The class is taught in:

English, Turkish

About Me

How learning a new language opens a new window into a person, teaching Turkish is also the same for me! I always think about Istanbul -I was born and grew up here- it is a good place for self-improvement. First and foremost, Istanbul hosts international people coming from around the world. It is considering to me, I am lucky because I have one of the pleasant professions. I have met numerous people, taught Turkish, and told them about Istanbul. Those people told about their cities and expressed themselves. Of course, all these happened when I taught Turkish. 😊 When teaching Turkish, promoting cross-cultural awareness forms an important part of my lessons. Teaching the language involves both the students and myself in a dynamic conversation about our cultural backgrounds.


My students are always varied and have diverse learning skills. It is, therefore, my aim to nurture a comfortable and empathetic atmosphere. I believe that the role of a teacher is that of a guide who illuminates the path, provides motivation, gives encouragement and seeks to inspire. Taking on this role gives me an immense sense of accomplishment and stimulates me to continue teaching. I consider that I developed an aptitude for making learning Turkish become much easier, enjoyable and practical for my students. My professionalism also allows me to tailor language education according to individual interests, needs, and capacities. In the classroom, I hold firm three main principles: first, providing a comfortable environment, second, creating an encouraging atmosphere, and third, establishing a collaborative instruction model.

Education

* Istanbul Bilgi University, Istanbul, Master of Arts in History, 2012. (Full Scholarship)

* Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands, Exchange-Erasmus Student in Turkish Studies, 2010.

* Yeditepe University, Istanbul, Bachelor of Arts in Turkish Language and Literature, 2008. (Full Scholarship)

Experience / Qualifications

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

* Freelancer Instructor of Turkish for Foreigners, Istanbul, January 2018 - Current.

* Instructor of Turkish for Foreigners (Adults and Kids), Concept Languages, Istanbul, 2012-2017.

* Taught Turkish to Children, MEF International Schools, Istanbul, between 2014-2016.

* Lecturer of Turkish for International Students, Istanbul Şehir University, Istanbul, part-time Spring 2013.

* Lecturer of Turkish Language for Native Speakers, Maltepe University, Istanbul, Fall 2010.

* Instructor of Turkish for Erasmus Students, Maltepe University, Istanbul, Summer 2010.

RELEVANT TRAINING-CERTIFICATION:

• TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), in Queen Tesol Centre, Istanbul, (06 January- 25 February 2018)

• “Workshops for How to Teach New Methodologies and How to Prepare New Materials for Adults and Children”, Concept Languages, (2012-2017, Monthly)

• “Programme in Training Teachers of Turkish as a Foreign Language”, Turkish Language Research and Application Center (TÖMER), (02-28 April 2012)

Reviews (7)

It was my first lesson of Turkish language. She well understands my level of learning and immediately instructs for easy understanding. Not only in text book, but I found new findings from her at each lesson.
I am following a class with Başak to learn turkish. The lessons are held in english. This course covers pronunciation, grammar and free speaking which are also adapted to daily life situations as well as speaking about yourself. I have experienced a very well organized and structured teacher on a professional basis. The teacher gives clear instructions, pays attention to the pronunciation and corrects you when needed, which is crucial for the turkish pronunciation. The course fees contain the tuition as booked and course material as the class is accompanied by a book (workbook and exercise book) and audio files. The books are sent to you in advance, makes it very convenient to take a print out or as a digital version on your tablet/PC/phone. Between the lessons homework will be assigned and checked by her via mail and discussed in the next lesson. So far, I am very happy with the lessons and I am also confident that I will improve my turkish steadily in the future with her. Thanks
She is an absolutely excellent teacher! I have been teaching for many years and rarely meet another teacher so experienced, well-prepared and innovative in her approach.
Great start and first lesson! I booked the 10 hours package. Very pleasant, practical, instructive and sructured teaching. I am very satisfied with the results and I can already have some conversation with my friends, they are amazed. I feel I have a solid base. Thank you & I will come back ;-)
Great, lesson, great teacher.
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