Case Study

Turkey: Edinburgh College Teacher Training

Edinburgh College

Turkey: In December 2020 Edinburgh College significantly scaled up its involvement in an important national teacher training programme in Turkey.

In partnership with the British Council Turkey and the Turkish Ministry of National Education, Edinburgh College provided bespoke online training to over 300 English teachers from 24 regions across Turkey over a four-week period.

This course followed on from Edinburgh College’s successful involvement in the initial pilot stage of this project, which saw a group of 22 teachers of English from Turkey travel to Edinburgh for a 2-week intensive master mentor training programme in September 2019.

South East Europe, Asia, Global
Language Training, Teacher Training

Edinburgh College is one of the largest colleges in the UK and we would like to invite you to become a student in Scotland’s capital city.

Our world-class training facilities and flexible study options attract International students every year and nearly a fifth of Edinburgh College students originate from outside the UK.

Whether you are looking to spend a year with us to prepare for university or attend our summer school to improve your English we have lots of courses to choose from.

  • English Language Courses
  • Group Programmes
  • University Foundation Courses
  • Higher Education Programmes
  • Summer School

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The courses designed and delivered by Edinburgh College were the first stage of a large nationwide programme (English Together) aimed at restructuring and reforming teacher training and professional development systems for the 80,000 teachers of English in Turkey.

The English Together programme is itself part of a wider framework of education reform being prioritised by the Turkish Government and underpinned by Turkey’s Education Vision 2023.

This Education Vision 2023 outlines the core changes needed in different areas of the Turkish education system, and includes strengthening and improving the professional development of all foreign language teachers. It envisages a new blended professional development system, including both face-to-face and online education to be put in place between 2019 and 2022.

The British Council is collaborating with MONE on the design and implementation of the English Together programme and Edinburgh College was selected as the delivery partner for this crucial initial stage of the programme.

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