Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland (email@example.com)
This paper presents a review of language teacher selection examination and recruitment in Turkey and Poland, together with the national assessments conducted to assess candidates entering the teaching profession such as Praxis I and II and the Teaching Knowledge Test. It further discusses KPSS (Selection Examination for Professional Posts in Public Organizations) conducted and used as the selection process for teaching positions in the state schools in Turkey and compares it with the examinations discussed above, with a focus on the alternative model of teacher certification and recruitment with reference to Poland’s portfolio assessment and teacher development scheme.
Keywords: language teacher; recruitment; selection; Turkey; Poland