Teachers Development Program
As GZYV, we are proud to announce the establishment of our new Teacher Development Program beginning February 2022. This program is carefully designed to help teachers improve their speaking and comprehension English skills. A completely FREE program, it is open to all teachers across Turkey to help them in their personal development for English as a second language.
Free English Classes for Students
English W/Tech is Turkey’s first free online english speaking platform for the youth. Our mission is to provide free English education, with an emphasis on speaking and conversation, to all high-school age students from all socioeconomic backgrounds across Turkey.
What We Believe in.
I enjoyed the self defense course organized by GZYV under the leadership of Zeycan YILDIRIM and with the slogan #strong woman #strong society. I than a lot to our instructors and to Foundation team for this class during which we rediscovered our strength and benefit from as physically and emotionally. As G.D. Anderson has stated, “Feminism does not mean to create strong woman, women are already strong, It is about to change the perception of strength around the world.”, I say #strongisthenewpretty.
I found self defense courses that introduced us with most practical and effective technics very beneficial. The energy of teachers was very high, they encouraged each of us to actively participate in training.Let’s learn, be ready, be #strong woman and #strong society. I hope none of us will be forced to use these technics. Thanks a lot GZYV, than a lot Zeycan hanım.
I thank to Garip & Zeycan YILDIRIM Foundation for this meaningful Women’s Day gift Classes realized with slogan Strong Woman = Strong Society. The course was very beneficial and fun showing us that the main concept of defense is not the strength but to know the sensitive and important points.
First of all I thank a lot to Zeycan hanım and Holding to provide us to be able to participate to such a class. Unfortunately in the society that we live in women need to learn self defense. Under necessary situations even though we can not fully remember every move we learned, we can still feel confident to know that we have escape points and this self confidence can stop the other side. I wish this kind of activities will be increasingly continuing.
I thank you for the self defense course you organized. I am pleased to come together with women, to be a part of such an event motivated me socially and emotionally. And in addition I learned how I can protect myself from violence that women experience a lot nowadays.
This activity provided us a training about how to defend our selves under various circumstances. I hope such activities/tranings will continue in the future. I thank everyone who contributed to organization of this class.
This class had been a step to remind me that I can defend myself. This is a big step during these days that women need to protect themselves. I would be glad if these steps will be more forwarded and the self defense classes to be repeated in the future.
Firstly, I really enjoyed the classes and practicing with the teachers and students helped a lot to my English and my pronunciation. I learned new things about the world thanks for everything.
EWT really helped me socialize during and after the pandemic. I also improved my English (and my accent) so it was such a good program.
EnglishWTech teachers helped me greatly. I could be the luckiest person coming across to you in my life. I have been attending your classes for 2 years. Thanks to you, I received B2 in the IELTS exam.
EWT classes really helped me to improve my English and boost my vocab with lots of speaking opportunities. The atmosphere was super relaxed and everyone was lovely especially the teachers. We had sooo many topics about each genre and news for classes and that means we 't get bored with the same "classic topics". Moreover, the classes boosted my confidence of speaking with foreigners. Thanks a lot.
Thanks to our teachers who encouraged active conversations and asking questions, EWT helped me a lot to keep my knowledge fresh and to improve my skills forward during a very tough time, back when I was preparing for the university exam, I will forever be grateful for discovering this platform, thank you.
I really have fun during english classes. While I’m learning I also learn different topics and have fun . Also, my speaking became well thanks to your perfect lesson.
EWT lessons allowed me to both learn English and increase my general culture.
Hello. I'm Nilgün Okçu. I am a preschool teacher in Bolu Şerife Bacı Kindergarten. With the official letter sent to our school, I gladly attended the online English classes offered by your foundation for its teachers. I was interested in English. Since I am married and have two children, I did not have time for English. Our lessons were fun and productive. My English vocabulary has increased and I can understand conversations more easily. If there are courses again next year, I would be happy to attend again. I would also like to thank our teacher Gizem, in your presence, we had a very enjoyable lesson. Thank you very much to Yıldırım Foundation for this beautiful opportunity you have given us.
Hi I'm Ali. I learned a lot of words in this program. I learned English applications and websites with this program. I understand English dialogue and text better than before this program. I speak English enough to express myself now. Thank you Gizem teacher
Even though we take this course online, I think our instructors did a great job. Course materials which used during the course are really good. Mentoring approach is also inspiring for the teachers who take the course. Communicating and giving useful feedback are their strong sides.
I started studying regularly when GZYV TDP accepted me to this program. Educational model of this program was very different and helpful. Lessons were very catchy. I learned a lot and improved myself. I would love to continue, thank you. I have more to say, but I need to be better at English for this. If the program continues, I can do that :)
Since I attended the English lessons, I started thinking in English in my daily life. I can understand conversations. Right now, I know more English words. I’m not afraid to speak English and to make mistakes. I trust myself much more. Thank you , Gizem teacher :)
I am very pleased to have found this opportunity through English W/Tech for completing my practicum hours. What this organization stands for and provides to students in need makes the experience all the more meaningful. The students were awesome and their attitudes and insights during lessons made for a fulfilling experience for all involved. This was an excellent way to gain experience with teaching, particularly with using Zoom and other features to conduct a lesson entirely online. It was also quite insightful having the opportunity to observe other teachers' lessons and see different teaching styles. I owe a great thanks to English W/Tech for providing this opportunity to me to jumpstart my TEFL career and help me hone the skills I need to be an effective teacher
Working with English W/Tech I was able to get my first experience teaching English as foreign language in a setting with plenty of support and expertise. The teaching situations could not have been any better for a first-time teacher. Because of English W/Tech I feel much more comfortable and knowledgeable teaching English, specifically online. My lesson planning, communication, and translation skills have all greatly improved from this experience. Overall, I was very happy with my experience working with English W/Tech and would highly recommend it to new ESL teachers.
I have greatly appreciated my time volunteering with English w/Tech. The organization is run smoothly and they take their job and role very seriously, which was important to me in working with an online organization. The best part of my experience was working with the students. All of the students were incredibly enthusiastic to learn and greatly enjoyed all of the topics I discussed. They seemed very grateful for the opportunity to learn English from a native English speaker and would often ask questions about American culture. Conversely, I was always fascinated to learn about Turkish culture and they were always very proud to share tidbits of their culture and history with me.” Thanks.
English W/Tech is an amazing program and I am so thankful for my time working with them. They are helpful in every way and guided me professionally. The best way to learn a new language is to hear how that language is used every day and this is exactly what English W/Tech provides. Students are able to choose from a large variety of topics that interest them and learn from native English speakers, making learning enjoyable and therefore more successful. If you are wanting to learn or teach English, English W/Tech is the best choice!
Working for English w/Tech has been very beneficial. English w/Tech has a great mission statement of providing additional and free English lessons for students in Turkey. In which, they do an exceptional job of following through. Working with the employees, Figen and Gizem, was very enjoyable. They were supportive in helping create English lessons and completing practicum hours. Figen and Gizem were open and communicative when questions and concerns were brought up. I highly recommend working with English w/Tech, there are lots of skills and opportunities are provided!