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JohnRambo



Joined: 06 Mar 2008
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 9:27 am    Post subject: Istanbul Medeniyet University Reply with quote

Does anyone happen to have any information about teaching at the said university in Istanbul? I cannot seem to get a hold of a response from either a current or former instructor. I tracked own down via Facebook and got no answer. A Turkish friend gave me the university emails of two instructors and nothing so far. Anyway, I have an MA in TESOL and have been working at a Korean university for years. Usually, it is not that hard to find feedback. Granted, Medeniyet only started in 2010. If you know anything, I would appreciate it.
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svenhassel



Joined: 04 Aug 2006
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Location: Europe

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have a masters you should aim for the big players, bilgi, sehir, Koc etc. but a masters won't be necessary even then. most universities are not run very well. If you want the lowdown you're better off joining the Istanbul teacher's blacklist and whitelist on FB.
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JohnRambo



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the feedback. I will look for that blacklist group. Thanks for the heads-up. Do most of the unis advertise in Turkey is it mostly based on connections? In Korea, they advertise on Dave's or through their teachers.
Of course, there are recruiters.

It's always interesting to learn about a new place to teach ESL.
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misskismet



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a new government university on the Asian side. A friend of mine is contracted to work there but is currently doing her masters in the States. Government universities are good to work for in some ways (long holidays, good students, prestige), but poor in others (lack of support, lack of organisation). It depends what sort of teacher you are as to how it would suit you.
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JohnRambo



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

misskismet wrote:
It's a new government university on the Asian side. A friend of mine is contracted to work there but is currently doing her masters in the States. Government universities are good to work for in some ways (long holidays, good students, prestige), but poor in others (lack of support, lack of organisation). It depends what sort of teacher you are as to how it would suit you.


I am not expecting too much in terms of support. I understand what you're talking about. . I expect that I would have to be independent. I have enough experience to handle that. I am patient. As long as the students are good, then it's fine by me.
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