Hi, nice to see you in my profile! I'm Şükran, and I'm teaching Turkish to adults and children. I was born in Turkey, and I'm a native speaker of Turkish, also I'm fluent in English and at B1 level in French. I decided to become a teacher at 4th grade, and after middle school, I went to Anatolian Teacher Training High School (very special and rooted high school in Turkey guiding the future teachers and educators). Then, I got my bachelor's degree at ODTÜ/METU (Middle East Technical University) in the department of Foreign Language Education. Right now, I'm studying "Teaching Turkish to Foreigners" for my master's in Yıldız Technical University in İstanbul.
Me as a Teacher
I'm a fun and talkative teacher, most importantly I'm a careful listener. I see mistakes as an opportunity to learn a new feature of Turkish. I act according to the needs, levels and differences of my students. There are many topics that I'm interested in, and I have experience in various language teaching methods, so I believe we can easily find what is best for you. You won't feel lost along the journey, you will always see the previous and next step thanks to my feedbacks. It is going to be like TV series, I promise to keep you curious! I care about all of my students, and I'm passionate about helping them with Turkish language and culture, which I'm truly in love :)
My lessons & teaching style
As your language partner and teacher, I will be focusing on Turkish in terms of all 4 language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing) during our session. There are no shortcuts while acquiring a language (due to its very complex nature), so we get the best results when my students get exposed to Turkish outside of my class, too. Hey, don't worry! I will guide you in every step, and you will be able to access to my unique material collection compiled in years. At the end of each lesson, you will get a personalized Google Document including all the vocabulary items and phrases we used during our session, so that you can revise them later. My students find it extremely helpful :)
Bachelor's - Foreign Language Education/English Language TeachingMiddle East Technical UniversityI focused on language education, literature and linguistics.
2021 - 2022
Master's - Teaching Turkish to ForeignersYıldız Technical UniversityTeaching Turkish Language and Culture
High Honor Sertificate Middle East Technical University 2018This document includes:
-my high honor certificates
-a certificate from a voluntary language teaching program called "Let's Learn Together"
-a certificate from a literature conference that I worked as a volunteer
DELF B1 (French Exam) Institut de France 2018
IELTS C1 British Council 2018
6 lessons completed
Başlangıç Seviyesi Türkçe / Beginner Level Turkish
A1 - A2General26 lessons completed
Konuşalım! Let's speak!
A1 - C1Conversation Practice49 lessons completed
Sınav Hazırlığı / Exam Preparation
A2 - C2Test Preparation89 lessons completed
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90 Turkish lessons
Learning Turkish with Şükran has been amazing, she’s a dedicated teacher who makes every lesson interesting and fun. In just a few months she helped me effectively prepare for the Tömer language proficiency exam and with her help I was able to pass level B2. I’ve learned a lot from her lessons, through exercises involving reading, speaking, listening, and writing. She is very professional and has consistently worked with me to reach my goals. She also has a great personality and is easy to talk to. Thank you, Şükran!
Sep 18, 2022
16 Turkish lessons
Şükran is a wonderful warm-hearted person and a great motivating teacher who truly loves her job and cares for her student. We spent about two months together reading a novel in Turkish. Our lessons turned into a real book club.
I'm really happy that I met Şükran. Hope we will continue our journey soon!
Aug 4, 2022
21 Turkish lessons
Şükran is an excellent teacher. I just started learning Turkisha couple of weeks ago and I have already decided to work with her long-term. I am making great progress with every lesson. Şükran customizes her lessons to my needs and adjusts her pace according to mine. She’s also a joy to work with. Highly recommend!
Jul 25, 2022
Petra Van Caneghem
3 Turkish lessons
Thank you for the lesson today.
We had fun, I talked a lot and I am happy to see I make progress.
Talk to you soon
Jun 29, 2022
Petra Van Caneghem
3 Turkish lessons
Thank you Şükran, this was a great first lesson.
Hope to speak to you soon