Private schools in Turkey - are there subjects where the medium of instructio is English?

I heard that public schools in the country teach ALL subjects in Turkish. How about in private schools, is it the same? Are there subjects in private schools that are taught in English? Which ones?


Country: Turkey


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in private school, general language is yes turkish but other lessons for example physic, biology, chemist are taught in english. In private schools, teachers are taught completely english(speaking, writing and exams).
If you curious deeply, you can search the net about that lessons books which are taught in classes..
There are several private high-schools in Istanbul that have foreign language based education.Rather,other than TurkishGrammar,Literature and Social Studies lessons all curriculum is in a foreign languageThe following is the alphabetical list of these schools.
Alman Lisesi German High School The school a long,esteemed history in Turkey and is well respected.Education is in German except Turkish Literature and Social Studies. English is the second foreign language.It is located at the heart of city;Beyoğlu
Amerikan Robert Lisesi Robert College Robert College,located at Arnavutköy is one of the oldest and most prestigious schools in Turkey.Education is in English except Turkish Literature and social studies.
The British International School Istanbul This private,non-sectarian,coeducational school provides high quality educational choices for the children of foreign families living in İstanbul.The school offers English National Cirruculum IGCSE and I.B.Courses.BISI accepts students from age 2 to 19 and the student body is composed of over 40 nationalities and has campuses at Alkent, Levent(primary and pre-primary),Etiler and Zekeriyaköy(pre-primary to secondary.
Bosphorus International Pre-school It is an independent school serving both preschool(ages 2-5).English is the language of instruction and the school follow an international calendar.A Turkish bilingual program is available to serve the needs of the bi-national students. Pre school is located in Emirgan overlooking the Bosphorus.
Eyüboğlu Eğitim Kurumları Eyüpoğlu Educational Institutions
Dr. Rüstem Eyüboğlu founded the school in 1985 and education is in English except Turkish and Social Studies lessons.The primary school is in Kadıköy and Çamlıca while the high school is located in Ümraniye.As of 6th grade French and German is elective. At the end of 9th grade it is possible for the students carrying the criteria specified by the school management attend to IB (International Baccalaureate)diploma program.
Istanbul International Community School Founded in 1911 to educate the children of professors at Robert College, the school has a long tradition of academic excellence.It is a non-profit,co-educational,private school serving the international community in Istanbul.The parents of the students are mostly from the international business and diplomatic communities.IICS has two campuses:The Hisar campus on the Bosphorus for children ages 3-9,and the Marmara campus near Büyükçekmece for children ages 3-18. The students must carry a foreign passport.
Istanbul International School stanbul InternationalSchool provides education for Turkish citizens and foreign nationals on its Çamlıca campus;grades 1-8.The School also has preschool education in English only for children age 3-5 in Çamlıca and its new campus on Bağdat Caddesi,Çiftehavuzlar.Established in 2002 the school has grown steadily and is planning to extend its preschool services in several locations.
Koç Özel İlköğretim Okulu ve Lisesi The Koç School
This private primary and high school at Tuzla was established with the efforts of famous businessmen Vehbi Koç.Education is in English except Turkish and Social Studies.As of 6th grade French or German are elective.At the end of 9th grade it is possible for the students carrying the criteria specified by the school management attend to IB (International Baccalaureate) diploma program.
MEF Okulları - MEF Schools,MEF International School
Provides international education to the foreign community in Istanbul.It is housed in its own building on a 40-acre campus at Ortaköy shared with MEF Schools' national section.
Pierre Loti School Former "Papillon" school at Beyoğlu.It is an establishment independent from the Turkish national education system.All lessons are in French from kindergarten through high school.The second language is English. The diploma given is French Baccalaureate,which allows students to attend state universities in France.
Saint-Joseph Fransız Lisesi - Saint-Joseph French High School One of the oldest and most prestigious schools in Turkey. It is located in Kadıköy. Education is in French except Turkish Literature and social Studies. English is being taught as a second foreign language.
St. Georges Avusturya Lisesi St.Georges Austrian High School
Located at Karaköy St.Georges is again one of the most established and prestigious schools of Turkey.Education is in German with the exception of Turkish Literature and Social Studies.
There are foreign and domestic originated Private Schools which has education in English and most of other major European languages.
Private schools' education language is mainly english and then french, german and italian. As the education language is a european language students get a one preparation year (this is two years for french schools) in which they were thought the education language of the shcool. For example they get vocabulary, grammer, listenin & speaking, basic math, literature lessons all in the education language of the school. After this year when they complete upper intermediate or advanced level of the language, they continue their lessons with this education language of the school same lesson subjects with other shcools that teach depending on turkish educational system.
There are private and of course public schools whose primary education language is English. I have graduated from one those schools. For example, you can check the website of Istanbul American Robert College (High School) website on and get your questions answered.
yes yes. I can also recommend you to try Eyuboglu Schools if you do not want foreign schools like St. bla bla.
Its doga koleji is best for all private school every activities and all lesson english

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