IH TURKISH CENTRE ISTANBUL is the most professional and successful private Turkish language school for foreigners in Turkey, teaching students how to speak the language accurately and fluently from the first lesson!

The IH Turkish Centre Istanbul has over 20 years experience in meeting the language and training needs of those who wish to study and improve their Turkish. We are dedicated to promoting international understanding through education and raising the standards of language learning.

We are committed to a General Turkish teaching program that focuses on you, the learner. Our approach is student-centered and communicative, which means that teachers will focus on students’ aims and interests to help you use Turkish in an effective and practical way. The emphasis is on building confidence and developing fluency in a lively and authentic language context.

IH Turkish department has been awarded every year since 2008 based on the world wide surveys conducted by LanguageCourse.Net education system and student services. Students’ responses to these surveys are proof of our success.
While our students learn the Turkish language accurately and fluently, they also have an opportunity to learn the richness of Turkish culture.
We look forward to seeing you very soon and helping you to achieve your language goals

Excellence Award

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The Westmont in Istanbul semester study program now regards EFINST as a key partner in our program. We have found them to be an excellent provider of top quality Turkish instruction  for the large college-age student groups that we take to Turkey. The teaching is skilful and committed and the teachers are delightful. Indeed, we have been so impressed that we asked EFINST  to provide real time online Turkish instruction to our students here in California. We are about to complete our first semester of this program, and our students are without exception delighted with the quality and effectiveness of the teaching.

Jim Wright

Director, Westmont in Istanbul

“I am an expat living in Turkey because my husband was transferred here 3 years ago. As a housewife I needed to do all the shopping and other household business. I didn’t know any Turkish so I came to the EFINST Turkish Language Centre in Levent. Not only I have learned Turkish but I have met other expat “smart ladies” and we have become friends’’.

Maggie O’Brian

Expat/House wife living in Turkey

I enjoy learning Turkish in the LL classroom because the slides are really engaging and relate to everyday situations with language you might need. Learning grammar is more stimulating because you are doing it interactively, plus the convenience of the lessons mean I can have a lesson whereever I may be.

Alice Pilkington

Teacher living in Turkey

"My understanding improved a lot… We spoke a lot… The course was arranged according to my needs and wishes… Very good, positive and energetic teachers… I had a lot of fun…"

Eun Kim


“The teaching was perfect. I really appreciate the methods that were used: interactive exercises, group work, discussions and even games’’.

Milana Melnik


“I could not speak Turkish before but now I have made a big progress. Now I can speak Turkish and my understanding is better. Nowadays, I feel myself much more confident in Turkey’’.

Peter Gyorskiy