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My name is Elif, I live in İstanbul.
I'm a native Turkish teacher and I've a professional social media account for language learners.
I studied English Language and Literature & English Language Teaching.
After 6 years of teaching experience, I changed my career and worked as a Human Resources Consultant for global companies.
Now, I'm glad to be here to teach you Daily Turkish and Business Turkish through our conversation lessons.
I enjoy travelling (visited 10 countries), good food, writing short stories, music, humor shows, cultural talks, socializing, sharing joys and colors of life :)
Me as a Teacher
My students describe me as responsible, patient, friendly and a true motivator.
Each student has different needs and learning styles, so I always customize my lessons to fulfill your expectations and needs. During our lessons, we'll focus on speaking, practicing and building confidence.
My mottos ;
"No time to lose." - Each minute is very valuable.
"Keep it simple." - I'll make your learning process easier so that you gain more confidence.
At the end of each lesson, I'll send an e-mail ( My feedbacks, corrections, vocabulary work, example sentences, short homework and cultural tips if needed.)
I strongly believe that you feel more confident with my continuous guidance and feedbacks.
My lessons & teaching style
As an empathetic and caring teacher, I know the difficulties of learning and speaking a foreign language. When I got a job offer to work abroad in a multinational company many years ago, I didn't know that I would experience many different usage and accent of English :) So, I strongly believe that effective language learning comes through conversation and practicing everyday life scenarios.
I'm very eager to help you to reach your Turkish Language goals through well-organized, interactive and fun speaking lessons. At the end of each lesson, I'll send an e-mail including my feedbacks, corrections, vocabulary work, example sentences, short homeworks and cultural tips if needed.
My teaching material
Test templates and examples
2002 - 2007
Bachelor's - English Language and LiteratureAnkara Atılım UniversityMy school was a private university, but I received education with %100 scholarship for 5 years...
While I was attending my classes, I gave private lessons to lots of adults and worked for a translation office.
National Teaching Licence Ministry of Education, Türkiye 2006While I was studying English Language and Literature, I also studied National Teaching Licence for English. I completed my internship in a state elementary school, then I got my official teaching certificate.
3 lessons completed
Speaking Practice for All Levels - REAL TURKISH CONVERSATION
I just had my first lesson with Elif who established a comfortable atmosphere in which I felt safe to talk freely. Elif is very patient and helpful. She can easily express statements in a way that is understandable for a newbie like me.
Dec 28, 2022
1 Turkish lesson
Thanks so much for the great class Elfi, you’re very friendly and helpful. The teacher was great to help me with the words I was looking for and it was an enjoyable conversation. Thank you again!
Nov 20, 2022
8 Turkish lessons
I took a trial class with Elif and it was great! We spoke about a lot of interesting topics and she made me feel confident about my Turkish. She even stayed a bit longer, gave me some very useful advice and I briefly talked to her super cute and smart son. :) I'm really excited to continue learning and practicing with Elif!