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Conversation Turkish Lessons - Decide Your Lesson Topic with a Native, Experienced and Patient Teacher Living in Istanbul

Have fun talking with a professional Turkish teacher about any topic you want! In class, I will offer corrections and improvements to your language, and teach you natural phrases and vocabulary to improve your fluency. You will learn the most important thing: Feel comfortable and see how you improve when you speak Turkish! You can decide any topics or we can choose together before the lesson.
Book your classes now and see you the soonest! :)

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:

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

Student level:

Intermediate
Advanced

Duration:

45 minutes
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 (10)

The first session went very smooth, thank you and looking forward to next session...
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.
This was my first lesson and I think I will be happy ........We had some technical problems at the start but got on very well
Başak is a great teacher, very patient and encouraging!
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This lesson is great for beginners and intermediate learners! We will follow a lesson plan to help you increase your confidence in spoken Turkish, gain vocabulary and compose your own basic or sophisticated sentences without hesitation. Following my favourite Turkish book, we will improve all areas of your Turkish including your speaking, writing, reading and listening skills. Additionally, we will use the workbook to make homework or revision. First, I will test your level and then send you the book's pdf version. I will send the audio file during the lesson. To complete my course at one level, for example, the A1 level, I recommend you take 2-3 lessons each week for 3-5 months. On the online lessons, I will send an e-mail after every lesson. That word file includes vocabulary list, sentences (corrected and uncorrected versions, you can compare both of them easily), grammar point and homework for revision. In this way, you can find everything in a file well organized. When we have a face to face lesson, I give a hard copy of this list after every lesson. Please don't forget, these lessons are all for you. If you have a particular area you want to focus on, then please tell me and I can design the perfect plan to help you achieve your goals. My aim is to improve your Turkish! See you at our lesson! :)
This lesson is very enjoyable for children and teens! We will listen to Turkish songs, read children books and watch cartoons in Turkish. If your child is more than 9 years old, I will also teach basic grammar. I have developed a rich program for my young students. During the lesson, your child hears only Turkish and starts to speak Turkish much more when s/he has confidence. I hope to see you and your child soon! :)

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  • Instructor since August 2018
  • 6 repeat students
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