Eski Büyükdere Caddesi, Sultan Selim Mahallesi

Silahtar Sok. No. 9 Kat:2,

4. Levent, Kağithane, Istanbul 34416


Line 1: +90 212 283 64 66

Line 2: +90 212 283 64 26

Mobile: +90 533 496 32 96

Mon-Thurs: 8am-9pm

Fri: 8am-7pm

Sat: 10am-4pm

Sun: Closed

Directions (by Metro)

1. Go to 4. Levent metro station.

2. Take the Emniyetler exit.

3. Turn right and walk along the main road. You should see an ING Bank branch on your left after 200 metres or so.

4. Turn left at the ING Bank and our building (Yaba Plaza 2) is just behind the newly-constructed one on the corner.

5. We're on the 2nd floor.


Seden Nurlu

School Manager

Julide Gamgam

School Manager's Assistant

Cemre Ece

School Manager's Assistant

Şebnem Gültepe

School Manager's Assistant

AcademIc Staff

Tom Godfrey — Centre Director & Founder —

Dr. Tom Godfrey has been working in ELT since 1980 and is Director of International Training Institute (ITI). He is an ELT consultant specialising in Curriculum Design and Teacher Education. He completed his Ed.D at Exeter University, UK. He is the founder of Speech Bubbles Theatre who perform musicals to raise money for charities that support education and children in Turkey.

Nikue Gardner — Director of Teacher Training —

Originally from Canada, Nikue has been living and working in Istanbul for more than 10 years. He has completed CELTA, Delta and MA TESOL qualifications and worked as a teacher trainer for the last 10 years in more than 15 countries.

Liz Aykanat — CELTA Online Coordinator & Delta Tutor —

Liz is from the UK, but in 1993 took the Trinity TESOL Cert and came to Istanbul. After completing her DipTEFLA, she moved into teacher training and became full-time at ITI in 2008. She is also an experienced speaking examiner.

Sally Hirst — Delta Coordinator —

Sally runs the Delta Modules for ITI, trains on line for the Distance DELTA, teaches language for ESP and has been doing all those things for quite a while. She has CELTA, Delta and an MSc TESOL.

Mehdi Kamali Vinne — CELTA Tutor —

Mehdi studied drama and English Literature, but he has been in TEFL throughout his career. He completed Delta in 2012-13. For a short while he was a Delta local mentor in Iran. He is now a full-time CELTA tutor at ITI.

Joanne Bates — CELTA/Delta Tutor —

Joanne has been working in ELT in the UK, Greece and Turkey for over 20 years as a teacher, trainer and Director of Studies, mainly in Higher Education. She is a CELTA and Delta holder and has an MA in Teaching English for Academic Purposes from the University of Nottingham, UK.

Elena Bolel — CELTA Tutor —

Elena Bolel holds a B.A. and M.A. in TEFL and has taken graduate courses in Educational Leadership at Western Michigan University, USA. She completed the Cambridge DELTA in 2011. Elena has worked as a teacher, trainer, educational consultant and a Continuing Professional Development & Learning Solutions Manager at Cambridge University Press.