Come teach our boys English and enjoy the life in spectacular Istanbul, Turkey



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    We are a modern Turkish family. We have two sons aged 17 and 10. They learn English at school but they need to practice their English a lot more. My name is Eylem and I am the mother of the family and have lived in London for 18 years and graduated from an UK university. I am currently working for a multinational company with headquarters in London. My husband also has a fair command of English and is a lecturer at a university.

    We would like to host a FEMALE workawayer at our home in the Anadolu Hisari area of ISTANBUL. All we would like from you is to practice English with our sons. We would like to host somebody who has good communication with children and teenagers, is active and talkative.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Istanbul is rich in cultural heritage due to its history as a Byzantine and Ottoman capital. You will have the opportunity to discover and learn about the diverse culture presented by Istanbul.

    Furthermore, as a family, we are of Black Sea origin. My husband and I are the founder members of the Laz Institute where we do a lot of activities on the Laz culture. Laz are peoples of South Caucasia and we have a unique cultural heritage in terms of dances, music, cuisine, and language, which you'll be able to discover whilst you are here. Whilst staying with us, you will also have the opportunity to visit the areas where the native Laz people live and get a feel of our culture.

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  • Help


    We have two sons aged 17 and 10 and we need a native speaker of English to teach them English, mostly through practising spoken and written English with them. With my 10 years old mainly help with reading and homework in English is necessary. My 17 years old goes to an all English spoken school and we'll need help supporting him with his homework after school. We can only accept female workawayers, preferably native speakers of English, or fluent speakers. Somebody with EFL qualifications or holding a TEFL certificate would be preferred. Since both of my boys go to school in the day time, I will need the workawayer's help from 5 p.m. in the evening for a few hours.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Turkish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange

  • Accommodation


    In Istanbul, our house is only 15 minutes away by foot from the Anadolu Hisari, a medieval fortress located in Istanbul, on the Anatolian (Asian) side of the Bosporus. It is a lovely area, green and very near to the Bosporus sea. You will have your own room and a shared toilet/shower.

    The breakfast and dinner will be provided by the host.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The area where we live in Istanbul is called Anadolu Hisari, which is one of the most beautiful areas of the city both historically and nature wise.
    It is a green area near the sea.

    I like to emphasis that one of the bridges that links the European and Asian sides of Istanbul starts from our area, which means that crossing to the European side of the city is easy in order to reach to all the famous tourist attractions. So, you can use the local transport to access to the other touristic areas of Istanbul such as St Sophia, Sultan Ahmet, Galata Tower, etc.

    Also, some of the attractions near to our home (within 10-20 minutes reach) are as follows, which you can find details about if you Google them.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Anadolu Hisari
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Hidiv Kasri
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Kucuksu Kasri
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Mihribat Korusu
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Kanlica

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 688381926497