Inspiring Teachers in Baku

Levant Education and local partners put together a day of training for experienced language teachers in Baku in June.


Thom Jones came into Baku to deliver his unique brand of entertaining, motivational and insightful training, supported by Levant Education local office Manager Khayala Pashayeva and local partner school Linguist.

Owner / Director of Linguist Language Training School Nazrin Mammadova said after the event, “The sessions were really interesting and really productive for local teachers. I received very positive feedback from the teachers and what is more we now have greater demand for a similar event in the future”.

The workshop covered intercultural communication and explored the themes of technology, resources, 21st century skills, ingrained responses, relevance and learner (and teacher) motivation.

XayalaKhayala Pashayeva lead a session on social media and the classroom, and subjects also included the ‘fallacy of the native speaker’ and preparing students for international language exams.

According to one of the trainees, an experienced teacher, “Thom was very interesting person who was able to encourage me to start a new teacher training course for next year. I really saw myself in him!”

Thanks to Thom, Khayala, Nazrin and sponsors Kings Education – a great collaboration in the service of teacher training and a launchpad for future events.


Career and Vocational Language Training

Based in Istanbul, our Language Training Division provides specialist training to a range of industries, from Fashion to Hospitality, Logistics to Oil & Gas.

Some of the sectors serviced by our Language Training Division include:

Oil & Gas Exploration

Levant Education has developed a specialism in onshore and offshore language training, delivering vocational English and Turkish language training to employees in the oil & gas sector. On site training is combined with online training using Zoom Meetings, and workers are benchmarked against international standards with the Certificate of Offshore and Proficiency in English (COPE) which is calibrated to different jobs and roles in the sector. 


Interior Design

We provide tailor made programmes for global interior design and furnishings leaders, assisting local staff to work with their colleagues around the world.




Arkas Holdings is a leading logistics company providing rapid, reliable, high-quality and profit-making logistics services for its regional customers, using its own facilities and equipment. Levant Education delivered a lengthy contract to train the international HR division of this important logistics and shipping company, based in Istanbul.



Levant Education provides language training to some of the most prestigious names in hospitality in Istanbul. We proudly help these brands maintain international standards of communication and excellence.

Fashion and Theatre

Levant Education’s Regional Office in Istanbul is situated in fashionable Nisantasi, the destination for luxury brands and fashionable boutiques. We have had the good fortune to coach leading figures from the arts and fashion worlds, including top fashion designer Neslisah Yilmaz and theatre actress Dilek Turker.

IELTS and Legal English Exams


Levant Education has many years experience preparing students as well as placing them on study programmes abroad. We specialise in IELTS training, Pearson Academic Test and Legal English Preparation leading to TOLES exams.

Teacher Training

We have provided Teacher Training from our Istanbul base, as well as travelling to Azerbaijan and Iran. International teacher trainers with expertise in teaching methodology and education management skills are available for tailor made packages for your school or organisation.