From TurkeyLiving in Belgrade, Serbia (17:51 UTC+01:00)
Enthusiastic Turkish teacher who has returned to teaching after a short break
italki teacher since Dec 16, 2015
Merhaba! Hello! I have developed my own visual method for learning Turkish quickly. We will have personalized, structured & fun lessons! I check HW in between lessons. I hold a degree in English (lit+teaching) and a PhD in Sociology. My mother tongue is Turkish, and I am from Istanbul.
Me as a Teacher
Welcome to my page and thank you for visiting my Teacher Profile.
I have been teaching Turkish and English for 10 years to a variety of age groups in the Czech Republic, Turkey, Serbia, and online.
Learning a new language should be fun and engaging. I follow "Inclusive Teaching" approaches. I pay attention to different needs, learning styles, knowledge, and backgrounds of my students and adjust my lessons accordingly.
I use a variety of teaching materials so that students can show what they already know and learn in a way that works the best for them. My end goal is to boost the performance of my students by providing them with a space to show their skills and capacities.
My lessons & teaching style
You will get:
* A PowerPoint presentation of essential grammar & vocabulary (my own visual method for learning Turkish quickly)
* Engaging, structured, practical, fun, and professional lessons with carefully selected course materials for all levels
* Key phrases and language hacks for you to speak from Day 1
* Friendly, inspiring, and motivating tutoring
* Images and enjoyable topics that will prompt you to speak naturally
* Daily email support
* Quick and noticeable results in your learning journey
It is rewarding to see my students becoming fluent. So, book your first lesson now, and we will start speaking Turkish with confidence right away!
My teaching material
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2010 - 2012
Turkish and English Teacher Light Point Language SchoolLight Point Language School - Brno, Czech Republic
2013 - 2013
English Teacher İngiliz Kültür Derneğiİngiliz Kültür Derneği - İstanbul, Turkey
2014 - 2021
Translator and Language Teacher FreelancerFreelancer - Belgrade, Serbia
2011 - 2012
Teaching Assistant at the Department of Sociology Masaryk UniversityMasaryk University - Brno, Czech Republic
2009 - 2016
Doctorate - SociologyMasaryk University
2006 - 2009
Master's - SociologyMasaryk University
2001 - 2006
Bachelor's - English Language and LiteratureIstanbul University
Bachelor of Arts - English Language and Literature Istanbul University 2006
Doctoral Degree - Sociology Masaryk University 2016
Master's Degree in Sociology Masaryk University 2009
English Teaching Certificate Istanbul University 2005
101 lessons completed
Turkish Made Easy - Pro (all levels)
A1 - C2General953 lessons completed
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Reading Turkish Literature
A1 - C2General22 lessons completed
Writing in Turkish
A1 - C2General18 lessons completed
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47 Turkish lessons
Ali is a charming teacher. When I came into his lesson, I was pretty stressed about not being able to progress on my own. I was definitely too hard on myself.
His first order of business was to relax me. Then he went on a methodic crusade to teach me the basic concepts. He quickly adapted to my style when I requested that each lesson that we do, I expand the number of sentences that I am able to form (as opposed to a more classical, grammar-based approach).
Then, he was really really patient with my hectic schedule. I am not easy to deal with! I kept on cancelling lessons and rescheduling them, without being able to make a routine around this. Not to say that I didn't have much time for homework.
By being patient and methodic, he was able to obtain very good results with me. In just 47 lessons! I'm quite proud of what we managed to achieve so far.
I enjoy Ali's humour and the personal touch he gives to lessons. He is very punctual and smart. Thank you!
Jan 28, 2018
79 Turkish lessons
Ali is an excellent teacher - always focused on where I am in learning and bringing a wide knowledge of vocabulary and grammar to life.
Jan 18, 2018
64 Turkish lessons
Another excellent lesson, tekrar çok teşekkürler Ali! For me the most important thing to speaking a foreign language is to feel in a relaxed atmosphere. Even when I'm tired after a long day, it's always a pleasure to speak with Ali.
He can make mundane grammar points relevant and can switch seamlessy between grammar and whatever comes to mind,be it a funny song or a story, and back again. I've found him to be a real treasure trove in terms of insight into the Turkish mindset and culture. Dersinin ücretleri iki kat fazla değil üç kat fazla olsa bile gerçek değer olur!
Nov 28, 2017
2 Turkish lessons
Ali was very well prepared for the lesson. He gauged my ability and worked on that. I told him what I wanted to achieve and he obliged without hesitation. A very nice guy.
Feb 16, 2019
53 Turkish lessons
I did some aorist revision today and if clauses, I still feel like I struggled a little bit with it, so i am going to do more practice with my basics to make sure I have a good understanding.
Dec 4, 2018
53 Turkish lessons
We did some if clauses practice today and I think i might have to review my aorist tense a little more cause I felt I had a little difficulty in remembering them.