Hello! I'm a native Turkish speaker living in Istanbul.
I am active, enthusiastic and easy-going person. My hobbies are: playing the guitar and violin, singing, traveling and reading. I have travelled hitch-hiking to many countries and experienced amazing cultures.
I enjoy teaching Turkish and sharing my knowledge with students from all over the world.
I have graduated from engineering department where the language of instruction is English.
I have been teaching Turkish for several years to adults and children online and face to face for all levels.
I am friendly, experienced and very passionate about my language.
I use different interesting educational materials to teach Turkish to English-speaking students world-wide. Whether you want to learn how to be able to shop or ask for directions,I will learn you through real life examples, using DVDs, videos etc.
If you want to improve your conversational Turkish or different skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening), I’ll be more than happy to help you.
I was born in Istanbul, Turkey ( the country one =) ) I am currently living in Heidelberg, Germany.
I've been teaching Turkish as a foreign language for more than 8 years now. I really enjoy teaching my native language and I am so glad to have the opportunity through verbal planet to get in touch with people from all around the world. In all these years I have had the opportunity to teach students of different age groups.
I usually I like to start with a little conversation asking the basics and going further in order to determine the real Turkish level of the students. Afterwards and considering the preferences of the students, I try two approaches: the first is showing the grammar in context through a reading, a listening exercise or a conversation and making the student infer the rules of how the things work in Turkish. The second approach is studying and practicing grammar with plenty of exercises and then start to make the student "produce" by means of a conversation or an essay. I also emphasise in developing other skills like reading and writing.
At the same time I consider myself as a German and English and Russian learner and I think for a language teacher it is so important to combine both experiences.
I believe that learning a language by Skype is an excellent experience. Teacher and learner are in very good communicative conditions and this wonderful tool makes it possible to talk and to read and write, just like into the classroom.