Turkish school in Istanbul: Royal Turkish Istanbul

From 130.- EUR
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Key points

  • City with a rich and fascinating history
  • Well-located school, 1 minute to Taksim Square
  • Personalised teaching in small groups
  • Quality accommodation options

The school

Levels
Beginner to Advanced
School size
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Accommodations
Host family, Studio apartment
Wifi
WiFi is free

The students

Minimum age
16 years
Average age
34 years
Nationality mix
Germany, Switzerland, Italy, etc..
ratings
15 authentic opinions

Just a minute on foot from Taksim Square in the lively modern centre of Istanbul, this Turkish language school is housed in a renovated building with 5 contemporary classrooms. Students will benefit from a computer lab, free Wi-Fi and small class sizes where teachers encourage conversation. There’s also a cafeteria where you can hang out with your fellow students over a rich cup of Turkish coffee or tea. With the school’s proximity to Taksim Square, you can shop till you drop or try some of the city’s best Turkish restaurants after class. It’s also a major public transport hub, so you’ll have all of Istanbul at your fingertips!

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Standard course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 130.- EUR
Lessons
15 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 5
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-11:35 or 13:30-16:05

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Studio apartment, single room, no meals
1
130 EUR
380 EUR
655 EUR
2
230 EUR
730 EUR
1280 EUR
3
330 EUR
1080 EUR
1905 EUR
4
430 EUR
1430 EUR
2530 EUR
6
630 EUR
2130 EUR
3780 EUR
8
830 EUR
2830 EUR
5030 EUR
12
1230 EUR
4230 EUR
7530 EUR
16
1630 EUR
5630 EUR
10030 EUR
24
2430 EUR
8430 EUR
15030 EUR
Extra week (24+)
100 EUR
350 EUR
625 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 01.05.2019
Holidays
01.06.2019 - 09.06.2019
10.08.2019 - 14.08.2019
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Intensive course

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 165.- EUR
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 5
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
09:00-12:30 or 13:30-17:00

Schedule may vary depending on student’s level and time of year.
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Studio apartment, single room, no meals
1
165 EUR
415 EUR
690 EUR
2
300 EUR
800 EUR
1350 EUR
3
435 EUR
1185 EUR
2010 EUR
4
570 EUR
1570 EUR
2670 EUR
6
840 EUR
2340 EUR
3990 EUR
8
1110 EUR
3110 EUR
5310 EUR
12
1650 EUR
4650 EUR
7950 EUR
16
2190 EUR
6190 EUR
10590 EUR
24
3270 EUR
9270 EUR
15870 EUR
Extra week (24+)
135 EUR
385 EUR
660 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 01.05.2019
Holidays
01.06.2019 - 09.06.2019
10.08.2019 - 14.08.2019
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Private Tuition (20)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 830.- EUR
Lessons
20 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Studio apartment, single room, no meals
1
830 EUR
1080 EUR
1355 EUR
2
1530 EUR
2030 EUR
2580 EUR
3
2180 EUR
2930 EUR
3755 EUR
4
2780 EUR
3780 EUR
4880 EUR
6
3980 EUR
5480 EUR
7130 EUR
8
5180 EUR
7180 EUR
9380 EUR
10
6380 EUR
8880 EUR
11630 EUR
12
7580 EUR
10580 EUR
13880 EUR
Extra week (12+)
600 EUR
850 EUR
1125 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 01.05.2019
Holidays
01.06.2019 - 09.06.2019
10.08.2019 - 14.08.2019
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Private Tuition (25)

Beginner to Advanced, 1 - 48 week(s)
1 week(s) - From 980.- EUR
Lessons
25 of 45 minutes
Course duration
1 - 48 week(s)
Levels
Beginner to Advanced
Students/class
max. 1
Minimum age
16 years
Schedule
To be defined
Course info
week(s)
Without accomodation
Host family, single room, half board
Studio apartment, single room, no meals
1
980 EUR
1230 EUR
1505 EUR
2
1830 EUR
2330 EUR
2880 EUR
3
2630 EUR
3380 EUR
4205 EUR
4
3380 EUR
4380 EUR
5480 EUR
6
4880 EUR
6380 EUR
8030 EUR
8
6380 EUR
8380 EUR
10580 EUR
10
7880 EUR
10380 EUR
13130 EUR
12
9380 EUR
12380 EUR
15680 EUR
Extra week (12+)
750 EUR
1000 EUR
1275 EUR
All prices are in EUR.  
Starting dates
Every week, throughout the year
Bank holidays
01.01 / 01.05.2019
Holidays
01.06.2019 - 09.06.2019
10.08.2019 - 14.08.2019
Arrival: Sunday prior to course start
Departure: Saturday following course end

Options/Extras

One-to-one course (per lesson) 50 EUR
Extra night with host family, half board 45 EUR
Extra night with host family, breakfast 35 EUR
Extra night in a studio apartment 75 EUR
Airport transfer (on arrival) 50 EUR

Other accommodation options

Host family, single room, breakfast

Course info

100% authentic opinions

These students attended a course in this school through ESL – Language studies abroad and their evaluation has been checked. Students' opinions don't necessarily correspond to those of ESL – Language studies abroad, but reflect the individual experience of those participants. This is meant to provide you with further information about this school.

4.2/5
Overall rating

100% of students recommending this school

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15 students gave their opinion about this school

57 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, July 2019
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (3 / 5) (Other)
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42 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, November 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Accommodation (3 / 5) (Other)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ja, insbesondere im freien Sprechen. »
School highlights
« Sehr zentral gelegen. »
28 years old - Germany
/ 5
Es handelte sich um das Hotel "The Peak" in Taksim, welches sehr gut und zentral gelegen war.Es war schon ein bisschen in die Jahre gekommen, aber das Preis-Leistungsverhältnis war einfach sehr gut!
1 week, April 2018
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4.5 / 5)
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Accommodation (3.7 / 5) (Other)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Auf jeden Fall. Die systematische Herangehensweise und die geduldige Lehrerin haben geholfen, eine solide Grundlagen zu erschaffen. Wie viel es geholfen hat ist nicht so einfach zu definieren, aber meine Sprachkenntnisse sind definitiv besser als vor der Reise. »
School highlights
« Die Herangehensweise und auch einen größeren Fokus auf das aktive Sprechen zu legen, fand ich sehr gut. »
29 years old - Germany
/ 5
Die politische Lage in der Türkei ist auch in Istanbul spürbar. Auch wenn die Menschen in der Stadt größtenteils offen und freundlich sind, ist es bisweilen schwierig sich zu bestimmten politischen Themen nicht oder nur eingeschränkt äußern zu können. Auch das öffentliche agieren der Polizei sowie die Verhaftungen von Studierenden trüben das Klima einer Bildungsreise etwas. Für diese Sachverhalte können jedoch sowohl ESL als auch die Sprachschule nichts. Ich darf betonen, dass die Mitarbeiter*innen der Sprachschule sich bemüht haben zum Ausdruck zu bringen, dass sie deutsche Schüler*innen genauso herzlich begrüßen wie alle anderen. (Das geschah von sich aus, ich hätte und hatte das Thema nicht angesprochen) Die Gruppe in der mensch lernt wechselt. Meine Gruppe war in den ersten zwei (von drei) Wochen gleich. Dann hörten zwei Mitglieder auf und zwei neue (allerdings in einer höheren und damit unserem erworbenen Level gleichwertigen Stufe) kamen hinzu.Keine Gruppe an der Schule ist stärker als vier Personen.Die Sprachschule verfügt über drei Unterrichtsräume von denen während meines Aufenthaltes zwei genutzt wurden.Tee und Wasser werden kontinuierlich zur Verfügung gestellt. Die Räume sind sauber und gepflegt. Die Lernatmosphäre ist entspannt und herzlich.
3 weeks, March – April 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Leisure (3 / 5)
Leisure activities offered by the school
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich hatte nur Vorkenntnisse aus dem Selbststudium. Der Sprachkurs hat in den erreichten Lernzielen meine Vorstellung übertroffen, »
School highlights
« Entspannte Atmossphäre und herzliche Mitarbeiter*innen. Zentrale Lage. Gute Lehrmethoden. »
67 years old - Germany
/ 5
Sehr freundlich, motiviert
1 week, February 2018
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (4.8 / 5)
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Accommodation (3 / 5) (Other)
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« Freundlich, motiviert »
30 years old - Switzerland
/ 5
2 weeks, October 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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« Die familiäre Atmosphere.Die Klassengrösse. »
31 years old - Togo
/ 5
4 weeks, July – August 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (2.7 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Accommodation (1.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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27 years old - Austria
/ 5
2 weeks, July – August 2017
Value for money (5 / 5)
Destination (4.7 / 5)
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School (5 / 5)
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Teaching (5 / 5)
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Accommodation (2.3 / 5) (Host family)
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Leisure (4.3 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Ich verstehe jetzt die Grundlegende Grammatik, Satzstruktur und Aussprachebesonderheiten der Türkischen Sprache. Das ist eigentlich auch das was ich mir erwartet habe für einen 2-wöchigen Kurs. »
Top tips
« Istanbul ist riesig, es gibt wirklich viel zu sehen. Unbedingt im Meer schwimmen gehen (Adarlar). Wenn möglich zu einen Studentenfest gehen;) »
48 years old - Germany
/ 5
2 weeks, July – August 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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31 years old - France
/ 5
Pays et ville très enrichissant au niveau culturel, historique et gastronomique. Les citoyens sont acceuillant et chaleureux.
30 weeks, November 2016 – June 2017
Value for money (4 / 5)
Destination (5 / 5)
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School (4 / 5)
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Teaching (4.7 / 5)
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Leisure (3 / 5)
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Do you think you've made progress?
« Oui jai fait beaucoup de progrès etant donné que je suis arrivée en tant que debutante et qu'à présent je comprends davantage même lorsque je regarde la tv et je sais mieux m'exprimer. J'ai pu egalement créer des liens d'amitiés que se soit avec les étudiants qu'avec les enseignants. »
School highlights
« Les enseignantsL ambiance generale de l ecole Les differentes nationalites L emplacement »
Top tips
« Beaucoup de monuments, musés et lieux à visiter (mosquée bleue, eglise sainte sophie, palais de topkapi, tour galata, palais dolmahbace, café pierre lotti, restaurants de poissons le long de la corne d'or, bateau sur le bosphore, ville de kadikoy côté asie, concerts, centre commerciaux, quartier eminonu, le grand bazar et le bazar egyptien, quartier européen et "bobo" comme beşiktaş, bebek, shopping de luxe à nişantaşi, manger des kumpirs et des waffles à ortakoy en profitant de la vie sur le pont reliant l'asie et l'europe...). Il y a tellement de choses à voir et à faire que la liste en devient interminable ! »

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Host family
Staying with a family from Istanbul is a unique opportunity to get a feel for Turkish culture, discover places only known by locals and communicate in the language you are studying on a daily basis. This is a significant advantage to strengthen your skills and gain confidence. Choose from breakfast only or half board and pamper your tastebuds with some delicious local specialities. You will occupy a single room and share the communal areas with your hosts. Host families live approx. 20-60 minutes to the school building by public transport.

Private apartment
You will enjoy great independence and more privacy staying in an apartment. Our partner school offers studios fitted with a double bed, bathroom, air-conditioning, kitchen area, refrigerator, microwave oven, TV and DVD player. You will have access to internet via Wi-Fi and enjoy the freedom of this accommodation option, which is also suitable for two people travelling together. It will take you between 5 and 15 minutes’ walk to reach the course centre.

Hotel
Would you rather enjoy the comfort of a hotel? For shorter stays, the course centre offers a choice of hotels ranging from comfortable 3-star to luxury 5-star hotels. Please contact us for more information.
Istanbul is on your doorstep! This city has a divine charm, which comes from the mix of two cultures - European and Asian - and an incredibly rich history. The symbol of a multicultural civilisation and the theatre of history, Istanbul is home to treasures dating back to the Byzantine Era, the Eastern Roman Empire and Ottoman Sultans. Guided by the school’s teachers, you will discover the Grand Bazaar, this endless tangle of covered shops and microcosm of Turkish everyday life, with its lively streets and chatting merchants, food vendors and tourists. Be sure to visit Hagia Sophia, which was the largest monument of the Christian world from 537 until its conversion into a mosque: admire its 32-metrewide dome sitting on four huge pillars 56 metres above the floor. Also visit the elegant Blue Mosque, built 1000 years after Hagia Sophia, whose interior is decorated with 21,000 tiles of blue earthenware. And stop at Taksim Square, right next to your Turkish language school, to get a taste of Istanbul’s lively atmosphere. Many museums downtown exhibit the cultural heritage of this bridge-city between Europe and Asia. You can also book a visit to the Topkapi Palace, the residence of the Sultans for four centuries. The palace overlooks the Golden Horn, the Bosphorus and Marmara Sea. Its gardens spread over 71 hectares, giving you an idea of what the palace used to be, when it was inhabited by 400,000 people, including one thousand women in the harem.

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