Eski Büyükdere Caddesi, Sultan Selim Mahallesi

Silahtaroğlu 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.

Administrative staff

Seden Nurlu

School Manager

Julide Gamgam

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


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


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. 

Elna Coetzer


Originally from South Africa, Elna has been living and working in Istanbul for more than 20 years. She worked as a teacher, YL coordinator and DoS in a well-known language school and then moved into training. She is an experienced CELTA and Delta tutor and also works with Oxford University Press where she offers coaching and training internationally.