Işıl D : Turkish
Işıl D
Turkish Native
Sessions: 346
Last class: 5+ days
 78 Reviews: 100% Positive
£28.99 / €34.09 / $38.49
Trial: 50% Off
  Hello, my name is Işıl D and I'm 36 years old and currently living in Turkey. I am a native Turkish speaker and teach Turkish. I have been an online Turkish teacher with Verbalplanet since November 2013. I can speak the following languages fluently: Turkish, English, Spanish. I am currently offering a discounted initial trial lesson at 50% off my normal lesson price for new students. 
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13 Dec 2015
 Isil is the best! She has found and created the most interesting and useful materials tailored to my needs. My Turkish has come a long way since I started taking lessons with her! 
06 Dec 2015
 Lessons with Isil are always great! She is helping me reach my goal of speaking at length on a topic without prompts. She's always very positive and encouraging and patient if I don't remember the things we talked about the week before.  
25 Oct 2015
 Another great lesson! The materials Işıl prepares are tailored to my level, goals, and interests. Işıl is the best! 
18 Oct 2015
 strong and useful lesson with Işıl it was lovely to meet her very understanding and helpful. thank you Işıl ;) 
04 Oct 2015
 Isil created a really thoughtful lesson this week- super challenging but exactly what I need to practice in order to pass my speaking test. I love how personalized the lessons are! Each one is interesting and I always look forward to it :)  
11 Sep 2015
 Although I felt a bit underprepared for this lesson Isil was still very patient with me! Fun lesson! 
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About me - English

Merhaba! :)

It has always been a passion for me to learn about different languages and cultures. From my personal experience, I can say that understanding a specific culture requires the ability of speaking the language.

For instance, imagine yourself speaking Turkish while you are in Turkey, in restaurants, taxis, markets, shops... Your travelling experience becomes a completely different experience by interacting people in their native language. It helps you to socialise, bargain(!), to learn more about people and creates different perspectives in your mind. Even a "Merhaba" is highly appreciated in Turkey but if you choose having Turkish lessons with me, I can assure you to have longer conversations with Turkish people.

I teach Turkish at all levels. In our first lesson we can find out your level and we can talk about your needs and goals. We can set a plan and start studying together to reach your language goals!

Qualifications & Experience

I studied Foreign Language Teaching and I have taught English and Turkish as a foreign language in Seoul and Beijing at private language institutions.

I also have teaching experience at academic level at the University of Montana as a Fulbright Teaching Assistant in the USA.

Currently, I work as an academician at Yıldız Technical University in Istanbul and give online Turkish lessons. I also teach Turkish to business professionals, academics, diplomats and all manner of expatriates in Istanbul at all levels and having a Master's degree on Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language.

I hold 3 certificates on Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language awarded by different universities in Istanbul. I also hold a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Certificate.

I also give lessons to prepare students for Turkish as a foreign language examinations such as the FCO ( Foreign Commonwealth Office) Examinations.

I have participated and presented in many national and international conferences about Turkey and teaching Turkish as a foreign language.

Teaching Approach

1- Organising a course around communicative, integrative tasks with good planning is very important. For that reason, authenticity, real world communication and meaningful tasks have a very significant role in my classes.

2- The lessons go from simple to more complex. Instead of focusing on intensive grammar, we focus on creating a student based environment where the natural spoken language is used. Vocabulary and grammar points are highlighted within listening and reading activities during the class.

3- All the materials are prepared by me according to your interests, proficiency level and learning goals.

I am a helpful and supportive language teacher. I encourage and support my students to reach their fullest potential to enjoy and make the best of their learning experience.

That’s all for now. If you have any questions regarding the Turkish language and the lessons, feel free to contact me!

Looking forward to hearing from you! Görüşürüz! :)

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