Profile of teacher Nil Tonyali

Nil Tonyali

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Linguist & University lecturer of 25 years with expertise in TEFL; academic, business and general English

Grammar Grammar
General learning General learning
Presentation Skills Presentation Skills
Conversation Conversation
Complete beginners Complete beginners
University Prep University Prep
Business Business
I have been a university lecturer of English for 25 years and specialize in English for General and Academic Purposes. I hold a BA in TEFL and an MA in linguistics; thus, I have a profound insight into the system of language and the process of language acquisition. Being a linguist with native proficiency in Turkish, I am also qualified to teach Turkish. I have lived in Germany, the UK and Cyprus
what should you expect from my classes:
As a highly experienced language teacher, I aim to design a course syllabus that accommodates specific learner objectives, different student needs and learner styles and different contexts. What this means is that each lesson will essentially be designed depending on your goals, needs and your style of learning, e.g. we may focus on communicative fluency or on linguistic accuracy, or both.
my teaching background:
I have been teaching English to adults for more than 25 years, in both academic and professional settings. I've had the opportunity to teach a variety of courses in academic English across disciplines at university preparatory programs as well as English language departments.
my background outside of teaching:
I have worked as an administrator at university language departments and have held the post of Testing, Evaluation and Curriculum Development Consultant. As an academic, I have had the opportunity to publish and present my research in linguistics internationally.
native languages:
Turkish, English
other languages spoken:
BA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
MA in Linguistics

price per lesson

30-minute trial lesson: $6.00

1 lesson 5 lessons 10 lessons
$22.00 $19.50 $19.50
$32.50 $29.00 $26.50
$42.50 $35.50 $33.50

3 unique facts about me

  • I was born and raised as a simultaneous bilingual.
  • I view language as a puzzle and always question 'Why' things are the way they are.
  • I have a paper in linguistics published by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).


  • olekdhl .'s profile picture

    Awesome teacher and pedagogist!

  • olekdhl .'s profile picture

    As always the best

  • Mireille Kany's profile picture

    Nil is the best teacher I ever have had

  • olekdhl .'s profile picture

    Best teeeeeeacher

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  • olekdhl .'s profile picture

    Best teacher in the world! I can argue for it!

  • Helgoz 's profile picture

    Nil is a great teacher . She is warm, enthusiastic and caring. She inspires me with her passion for education. Thank you Nill :) !!!!

  • olekdhl .'s profile picture

    A happy smile, contagious to all,
    With a heart of gold that never falls.
    As my role model, you set the bar high,
    But you've taught me all I can do is try.