Cambridge CELTA Course in Izmir

Izmir’s ancient roots, together with its contemporary culture, make it an appealing location for students considering taking a CELTA course, especially those who take an interest in historical adventures at their leisure.

TEFL Certification in Izmir, Turkey

Izmir is endowed with rich culture and history, and a strikingly beautiful environment walled by mountains. Also known as The Pearl of the Aegean, it is the third-largest city in Turkey, and has the second-largest port after Istanbul in Turkey, with a fantastic transportation system.

Over the years, these features have served as an attraction to international students. There are so many opportunities to explore for beginners and experienced teachers considering taking their CELTA course in Izmir.

Signing up for your CELTA at the Izmir teacher training center offers you the platform to jumpstart or boost your English teaching career with opportunities to teach and travel the world while enjoying an adventurous life. We offer two different course options you can choose from. There is the 4-week intensive CELTA course suitable for recent graduates and the 10-week part-time course for those who are working. Both courses lead to the same world-recognized Cambridge CELTA certificate.

Classes cut across different spheres of learning and input sessions cover topics such as writing, speaking, grammar, language awareness and analysis, lesson planning, classroom management, and teaching contexts.

The Izmir center offers topnotch training facilities for teachers to enable them to thrive in an academically endowed environment. Moreover, we have tutors who are from a diverse background, an added advantage to the trainees as you will have some contact with different languages and cultures from these tutors. Various strategies and facilities have been put in place in our Izmir center to provide a comfortable learning environment for trainees.

Izmir Course Highlights - A Quick Glance

  • A minimum of 120 contact hours at our center, with additional hours spent outside class for self-study: background reading, lesson planning and assignment writing.
  • Trainees are involved in lesson planning, language analysis, observation of peers and experienced teachers, reflection on their teaching practice and feedback from trainers.
  • 6 hours of assessed teaching practice along with peer observation.
  • 6 hours of observation of live lessons taught by experienced ELT professionals.
  • On-going job support, suitable assistance and continous professional development services.

Izmir Course Dates

Due to the on-going pandemic (COVID-19), most of the courses are now ONLINE!
Contact us, to receive an update on the upcoming CELTA course, dates & fees in Izmir.

Note that, an Online CELTA holds the same value as the face to face course, and is equally recognized by ESL employers worldwide.

Izmir Course Details

Entry Requirements

  • You should be 20 years old by the commencement date of the course (trainees can be accepted over 18 at the center’s discretion).
  • While the course itself does not require you to have a degree, you should have a standard of education equivalent to that required for an entry into primary or higher education.
  • Have a strong command, awareness of English language with equal skills over verbal and written English so as to follow the course and complete the assignments.

Course Syllabus

Some of the main units of learning are:

  • Learners and teachers and the teaching and learning context
  • Language analysis and awareness
  • Language skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing
  • Planning and resources for different contexts
  • Developing teaching skills and professionalism
  • Classroom observation and management skills
  • Teaching practice and guidelines


You will be continually assessed throughout the course and there is no final examination. The two types of assessment are:

  • Teaching Practice
  • Written Assignments

CELTA course trainees will always be kept informed of their progress during the course and an external assessor, appointed by Cambridge English, moderates each course.

Teaching Practice, Observation

Teaching practice is an integral part of the course where trainees work in groups to plan, observe and give feedback to each other.

  • Six hours of assessed teaching practice with real students in real classes.
  • Detailed oral and written feedback of your teaching practice.
  • Observation of both peer and qualified ELT teachers for six hours.

CELTA Training Center in Izmir

Purposefully situated amid tourist attraction sites to afford our trainees a bit of fun while they study, our teacher training center is located in the historic city of Izmir at Sakarya Caddesi, No: 35330 Balcova, Izmir/Turkey. With over fifteen years of operations, we have trained thousands of qualified teachers and prepared them for career advancement both in Turkey and overseas.

The center is fully equipped with ultra-modern classrooms, a common room, and an updated library with resourceful materials for teachers. There are administrative offices where you can meet and relate with friendly staff and a team of tutors that are easily approachable to discuss any challenges you may have.

The center has an equipped computer room with printers and photocopiers and internet service for teachers and a café that provides free lunch for teachers. With these facilities, you have unlimited access to the bank of knowledge at the tip of your hands, which comes with ease.

You also have access to fully furnished accommodation for the duration of the CELTA course, with different costs for a single or double room.

Job Support and Placement: Izmir, Turkey

Our Izmir center stands out for having the best interest of its teachers at heart, as the center offers international career opportunities for its teachers.

We offer our successful CELTA graduates full-time and part-time employment opportunities dependent on the opening available for teachers at the center at the beginning of an academic year.

We also assist our trainees in finding job placement in whatever location they prefer by serving as referees and providing help in CV presentation. There is a dedicated website to speed up job placement where teachers can find openings globally. This website offers opportunities for our teachers to connect with potential employers.

Why Choose CELTA in Izmir?

Earning your CELTA certification in Izmir comes with great benefits, including the opportunity to work at the intersection of Europe and Asia with access to both continents in terms of job prospects and travel adventures. The demand for teachers in Turkey is on the high side, and teaching employers in the country offers some of the best benefits for teachers with a CELTA certificate.

There are opportunities for you to work in private or public schools, and your application can be done in-person or sent online. Our CELTA graduates also have the prospect to extend their knowledge beyond the classroom while earning enough to explore the beautiful city. As an ESL teacher in Turkey, you can earn about 1,000 USD - 1,800 USD monthly based on your qualifications.

Starting life in Izmir after your certification training is quite affordable, with the relatively low cost of living, you can live moderately on your salary. Izmir also has an exceptional transportation system that makes mobility to other parts of the city hassle-free, allowing you to travel to nearby countries at a low cost.

Things to do in Izmir, Turkey while taking a CELTA

Izmir is a contemporary yet ancient city in the heart of Turkey, with unlimited options for CELTA trainees willing to explore the city. You could schedule a short holiday after your course to explore the city.

When touring Izmir, the first thing to do is to take a visit to the ancient monument Izmir Agora, the most famous of the Izmir ruins with artifacts that date back to the Roman and Byzantine era. When you are done at the Agora, go on a trip to The Ruins of St. Mary’s House and the final resting place of the Virgin Mary.

You also do not want to miss the view of the Pergamon Acropolis, an ancient Greek city overlooking the contemporary town of Bergama. There you will find the Pergamon Altar in all of its splendor and fame as the steepest old theater in the world. The gigantic edifice with sky-high pillars is something to marvel about.

A visit to the temple of Artemis is a must if you are an explorer, this temple is deemed to be one of the Seven Wonders of the World. A small stop at the restored Celsus Library in Ephesus, You may end your day at the natural hot spring spa town called Hierapolis – Pamullakale. The Kemaralti Market is also a fascinating tourist spot on Izmir, the traders are always cheerful, and you will find a variety of items to choose from. For the adventurous foodie, the market is where to get local delicacies while you mingle with the locals who are always happy to have visitors around.

The Turkish go all out with their meals, their local cuisines are mouthwatering, and here are some dishes to try out while taking your CELTA course in Izmir. Meze, seafood, Gozleme, Katmer, Grilled Octopus, Sambali, Profiteroles, Lor Tatlisi, and roasted eggplant. Finally, you should enjoy the lingering taste of Turkish coffee and wine before you leave the city.

Get your CELTA in Izmir. Explore vast opportunities to kick-start your teaching career with a worldwide recognized certificate. Izmir offers a prospect to learn, earn, and live in a city with exclusive features of its own.

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