Bircan E. : Turkish
Bircan E.
Turkish Native
Sessions: 712
Last class: Yesterday
 82 Reviews: 100% Positive
£16.99 / €19.58 / $23.46
Trial: Free
  Hello, my name is Bircan E. and I'm 37 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 June 2016. I can speak the following languages fluently: Turkish, English. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students. 
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26 Feb 2021
Scrabble B
 Bircan ile dersler kesinlikle harikaydı. Çok iyi organize olmuş, sabırlı ve arkadaş canlısıdır. Lessons with Bircan have been absolutely wonderful as she combines professionalism and friendliness. She is very well-organised, encouraging and puts her students at ease so you won’t feel nervous about speaking or making mistakes (my biggest problems when learning a language). Without her excellent teaching, I would never have made this much progress in such a short time. Türkçe çok güzel bir dil ve Bircan ile öğrenmek gerçek bir zevktir. (Turkish is a beautiful language and learning with Bircan is a pleasure.) Give it a try, you’ll love it :-)). 
13 Nov 2020
Scrabble B
 After 3 months of weekly lessons with Bircan, I can testify to the fact that “Bircan gerçekten harika bir öğretmen” (Bircan is truly a wonderful teacher). She adapts to the needs and pace of her students and explains complex grammar topics really well (-dik suffix here we come :-). Learning with her is both fun and intellectually stimulating. Couldn’t ask for more. 
30 Sep 2020
 Bircan is a super Turkish teacher, very smart and knows what the student lacks and needs to learn. Always enjoy the lesson time with her! 
26 Aug 2020
Scrabble B
 Just had a nice trial lesson with Bircan. She was very positive & patient- gave me time to figure out my sentences & didn’t immediately correct me but let me try to work through the mistake. And of course showed me the correct way too. Got me speaking right away 
06 Jun 2020
 Friendly approach combined with a high level of professionalism! I am very impressed and pleased with how Bircan manages to engage in a conversation someone who has never spoken Turkish before. Looking forward to the next sessions! 
02 Jun 2020
Ak A
 Birca is very helpful and practical and makes one start talking very quickly and also makes you remember words easily 
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About me - English

Merhaba :)

I am Bircan, native Turkish and a qualified and experienced Turkish Language teacher.

I studied Turkish Language Education, Masters and Ph.D. in Turkey. I have been teaching Turkish for over 16 years to many different students who come from different cultures. I taught Turkish at a university in London about three years. I really enjoyed being in London and fund it to be a culturally diverse and cosmopolitan city. Now I work at a university in Turkey.

I would like to teach Turkish to anyone who has a passion to learn and wants to learn an elegant form of Turkish. I consider myself as a friendly, highly motivated person and very passionate about my language. I have been teaching Turkish at various levels, including GCSE/ A-Level and exam preparation.

Qualifications & Experience

I have been working at a university in the Department of Turkish Language Education as a Teaching Fellow for 3,5 years. I worked in London as a Teaching Fellow and I taught Turkish many foreign students for about 3 years. Before London, I worked at a university as a research assistant at Turkish Language Education, and firstly ı worked in the schools for about 5 years as a Turkish Language Teacher in Turkey.

In addition, I have been doing many kinds of research on the Turkish language, teaching Turkish to foreign students, and bilingualism education. Some of my research manuscripts were published in the international journals in education and I presented some of them at international symposiums, conferences, and congresses such as the International Symposium on Language Education and Teaching at the Universita Degli Studi Roma Tre (Italy), International Conference for Academic Disciplines at the University of London (United Kingdom).

Teaching Approach

I use different approaches in my classes as every individual is unique in their abilities, aptitude and preferred learning style, I endeavour to tailor each program of lessons accordingly using a combination of differentiated and varied materials.

Firstly I am organised for every lesson. I would always like to make sure that I am prepared for the lesson that I understand the aims of the session and to make lesson plan. Secondly, I make sure that my students are comfortable and ready to start learning and I always ensure what the students want to learn in each session. My lesson is never boring and never passive for either the students or the teacher.

I use my own materials to teach and also use other materials from other experts. Generally I prefer to use cultural objects about Turkey and Turkish. Thus the students will be able to think and speak easily like a native Turkish.

It does not matter whatever the reason is why you want to learn Turkish for, i.e. for travel, to use in daily life, for your business, for academic Turkish or whether you need to prepare for GCSE/A-Level Turkish, we can work together.

You can try my lesson for free. I hope you will soon join the group of my students :)

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