Native Teacher Needed In Konya, Turkey

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Native Teacher Needed In Konya, Turkey

ISE Konya is a growing school on two sites in the city of Konya, Turkey. Affiliated to ISE Brighton and fully accredited by the British Council, we are looking for well-qualified, experienced native teachers to join us in December.
Accommodation, transport and meals are all included. Flights will be provided to those teachers living outside Turkey.

The candidate:

We are looking for native speakers with a recognized CELTA or equivalent, and at least one year experience. Experience of Cambridge exam classes (FCE, IELTS) and of working with young learners would be a great advantage.

The job:

Teachers at our school work a 36 hour a week contract, spread over six days, with the weekend being our busiest time. Most of our classes are made up of small groups of adults.

Teachers live on-site in one of our centres and are provided with all meals.

Contracts are offered for 6 months or 12 months, with all work permit costs met by the school.

The package:

Teachers receive a monthly salary of 2000 Turkish Lira. On top of this the school pays all tax and health insurance costs.

The school:

ISE Konya is a family run business and we work very hard to create a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. We are looking for professional, dynamic teachers to bring creativity and energy to our burgeoning school, and to help us further develop our reputation in Turkey.

Please send your CV and a recent photo to Hasan Karababa, Director of Hasdil/ISE Konya.

konya@ise.uk.com

or call 00905322553783

We look forward to hearing from you.

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Thomas Baker is the Past-President of TESOL Chile (2010-2011). He enjoys writing about a wide variety of topics. The source and inspiration for his writing comes from his family.
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2 Responses to Native Teacher Needed In Konya, Turkey

  1. Will Buxton says:

    Is this posted on here as an example of a bad/worrying advert or something? I saw the job elsewhere and Googled the school, and this page popped up.

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    • Hi Will,

      As far as I know, the information given here is accurate. The source is Dave’s ESL Cafe. Still, the fact that you have “Googled” the school shows that you are checking the details. In the end, you won’t really know if they are what they say they are, until you are there. Always have a “Plan B”, a backup plan, if the job is not what it was made out to be.

      Now, why is it, the ad, even here? It calls for a Native Teacher. Stop for a moment. Native. Why not a non-native? Why not just a teacher? Maybe, for a lot of reasons outside your control, you will provide the school with some exotic, income-producing, student-attracting, economic benefit, outside of simply teaching English.

      You see, my friend, your presence in the school will confer staus and prestige to the school. “We have Native Speakers”, they will say. And the students will pay to see you, to sit at your feet. And on pay day, you will say, “Hey”. What about me? And the school will say, “You’re not a teacher, you’re just a native speaker, leave me be, or leave my country…

      What will you do then? What choice will you have, so far from home, in a strange land, with strange customs and culture, and a language that you don’t speak? When all else fails, hold your head high, and pray to your God: Have mercy on me!

      You are supposed to embody culture. You are supposed to “speak real English”. You are supposed to know when a sentence is grammatically correct, even if you aren’t able to explain it. Believe me, if you say it’s because of Shakespeare, with a serious look on your face, most of your students will believe you, and the ones who know, that you don’t know, won’t say anything.

      Why? Because you’re a native. Native… Now here’s the rub: Can you teach? There are 2 answers to that question. 1. You can’t teach. Then I suggest you learn how to teach. 2. You can teach, which should be the only reason you are looking for a job teaching English. And if you can teach, then why not tell them you are a good teacher, that you understand teaching is a profession, you are a professional, and your goal is to help students learn English, and with English, maybe, help your students to have higher aspirations for themselves, beyond the boundaries of their current world, inspired to be like you…

      Good luck my friend! May God bless you and protect you.

      Best regards,
      Thomas

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