My name is Yesim Begen, I am an English teacher and have been teaching English as a foreign language for over 10 years.
CELTA – Teacher Training Certificate, Cambridge University
MA TESOL – Masters Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Kent, UK
BA – History of Art
My Work Experience
I have been teaching English as a foreign language for over 10 years. I taught privately and also through language schools in the UK and in Turkey. I work with students, business professionals and individuals who are looking to take their English to the next level.
My Journey with English
My real journey with English didn’t start up until I was in my early 20s. I went to state schools and had some grammar and vocabulary lessons in the traditional education system.
Despite the seeming limitations, I went from ‘someone who could hardly put a sentence together in English’ to someone who was a professional English teacher, with a natural accent. All this happened in about 6 years. I don’t believe I have any special talent for languages. I don’t believe there is such a thing anyway. Anyone can learn a second language successfully. It is only a question of finding out how. The reason I am where I am today is because I have always had so much love and passion for the English language. But of course there is much more to the story.
My teaching is all about promoting the qualities and principles that make language learning easy and pleasant. I guide my learners to become independent learners who know how to reach their learning objectives in English and help them discover what works for their unique learning journey.