About Us

The History Of Pilgrims

An overwhelming desire to create an environment that would stimulate and inspire their students is what drove Mario Rinvolucri and James Dixey to open Pilgrims in 1974. Concerned by the fact that teachers in traditional schools focused more on the course books and a method, they identified that a more immediate result could be achieved by putting the learner at the centre of the learning process. Their ethos – Pilgrims does not teach a language but teaches people. This pedagogic philosophy is now celebrated throughout the world as the 'Humanistic Approach;' it inspires thousands of Children & Teenagers, Business Professionals and Teachers. Indeed Pilgrims has published over 50 Teacher's resource books on the subject and continues to guide teachers worldwide through the Pilgrims pioneering online magazine‘Humanising Language Teaching.’ People come to Pilgrims not just to focus on their English, but to focus on their relationship with their English: this transformation at a deep personal level empowers them to take responsibility for how they learn and how they can communicate powerfully in the global language.

Why We Do What We Do

In every moment we are… Being people that live values that attract positive attention throughout the world. “Pilgrims is a company we love to work with and for” Being so vibrant that new ideas and innovations arise one after another through co-operation and creative energy. Being the most inspiring organisation where trainers, participants, colleagues and peers aspire to work and be. We stand for the possibility of personal and professional transformation through our own continually transforming leadership, inspiration and coaching. Our ‘doing’ flows from our ‘being’. We promise to fulfil on being the essence of Pilgrims – and our essence drives every action, communication and engagement with the world outside and inside Pilgrims.

Teacher Training

Welcome to the possibility of being inspired, motivated and transformed. Welcome to the possibility of the most innovative, communicative and humanistic courses in the Turkey& Midde East & Africa for teachers of English. Welcome to our “family” of teachers and trainers who are committed to making a positive difference to you, your effectiveness, your confidence, your passion and your life and teaching. Inspiring teachers with practical, humanistic and creative methodology for more than 40 years. Providing access for teachers to be personally and professionally excellent in the classroom through the latest teaching methodologies and updating your own English language and cultural skills.

Trainers

Işıl Boy Ergül

Adrian Tennant

Aleksandra Zaparucha

Beyza Yılmaz

Stefania Ballotto

Judit Feher

Julie Wallis

Upcoming Courses

How to be a Teacher Trainer

Target audience: Native speakers and non-native speakers with at least an upper-intermediate level of English (B2) Experienced language teachers who want to become teacher trainers or mentors Those new to teacher training, including directors of studies, who want to develop their skills further

Trainer: Prof. Dr. Stefania Ballotto

Previous Courses

How to be a Teacher Trainer

Target audience: Native speakers and non-native speakers with at least an upper-intermediate level of English (B2) Experienced language teachers who want to become teacher trainers or mentors Those new to teacher training, including directors of studies, who want to develop their skills further.

Trainer: Julie Wallis

How to be a Teacher Trainer

Target audience: Native speakers and non-native speakers with at least an upper-intermediate level of English (B2) Experienced language teachers who want to become teacher trainers or mentors Those new to teacher training, including directors of studies, who want to develop their skills further.

Trainer: Prof. Dr. Stefania Ballotto

Contact Info

Adress
19 Mayıs Mahallesi, 19 Mayıs Cd. No:2, 34360
Şişli/İstanbul
E-mail: info@pilgrimsturkey.com