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December 10, 2013


Cambridge recognizes Turkish school’s commitment to ELT

An Istanbul-based school has been awarded a plaque from a department of Cambridge University in recognition of its on-going commitment to raising English standards in the classroom.

This year, the Denizati school joined the Cambridge English School Network, a programme being run by Cambridge English Language Assessment and Cambridge University Press.

The school has been offering Cambridge English exams since 2002 including Cambridge English: Young Learners, Cambridge English: Key and Cambridge English: Preliminary. To qualify for membership of the Cambridge English Schools programme, Denizati has made a commitment to offering official Cambridge English exams and support materials. Christopher Baker – Regional Manager, Middle East, Turkey and Africa at Cambridge English Language Assessment said:

“It’s really encouraging to see Denizati join this important programme which will see them integrate the Cambridge English exams and support materials into their existing curriculum. This is good news for students as it will encourage them to improve their English language ability which will help them in their future studies and careers.”

Read the full post from Cambridge English Language Assessment.

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November 30, 2013

Awards & Competitions | Turkey

UED Awards celebrate schools attuned to Turkish market

ued-awards-2013.jpg New awards from a Turkish association of education agencies were recently given to institutions and companies in 16 different categories.

Language schools and service providers from around the world were honoured last week with the first ever awards presented by a Turkish association of education agencies – the Association of International Educational Counselors Turkey (UED). Accolades were given to institutions and companies in 16 different categories.

The awards were organised to highlight the unique necessities the Turkish market has and recognise education companies who give good service to Turkish agents, according to UED.

“In the international education counselling sector, there are other awards but we always think the Turkish market and the Turkish agents and students have different needs,” said Gokhan Islamoglu a coordinator at UED.

The Best English Language School titles were given to leading institutions in top destinations. The London School of English was recognised in the UK, ELS Language Centers in the USA and Australia, ILAC in Canada, European School of English in Malta and Centre of English Studies in Ireland.

Read the full article from The PIE News.

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August 15, 2013


Upward turn for English language teachers in Turkey

teach-English-in-Turkey.jpgAlana MacPherson of TEFL Org UK posted earlier this week on The Huffington Post about the ELT scene in Turkey.

Over the last while Turkey has emerged as a prominent and highly sought after destination in the TEFL market, with an enormous demand for native speaking English teachers.

Turkey has seen a dramatic increase in tourism over recent years, perhaps fuelling a demand for the English language. On top of this, the country is very eager to join the European Union so there may be political influences at work here, following the thought that boosting English language proficiency might help ease their campaign for membership.

Despite a shaky economic past which saw the country go through a period of instability - involving the devaluation of the Lira - things have very much taken an upward turn in Turkey and this is a very positive thing for TEFL teachers.

Read the full article from The Huffington Post.

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