Hi there! I’m Dilek, a Turkish teacher from İstanbul, and a native speaker of Turkish.
I have a university degree in translation and interpreting. I’ve been teaching languages for about 10 years. I’ve taught ESL for five years at one of the top universities in Turkey, and then Turkish as a second language at the French consulate in Istanbul for two years. Besides, I’ve been giving one-on-one lessons for several years. I have experience with various age groups. I have a teaching certificate from Oxford University. Apart from Turkish, I speak English and French.
During my classes I try to avoid translating as much as possible. I motivate my students to speak and use what they’ve learnt actively starting from the very first moment, even if they are complete beginners. I try to teach in a friendly, relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. I plan lessons considering all kinds of skills like reading, listening, writing, speaking. But the main content and speed of the lessons focus on the student’s needs. In addition to a main course book, I make use of extra exercises, homework, activities, pictures, drawings, games, videos, songs, and so on.
Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions in mind.
Hope to see you in class!