This study examines the effects of co-teaching model on teachers in a private nursery in Turkey. The data were collected in a private nursery in the city of Siirt. The participants were English language teachers and preschool teachers in the nursery in which a bilingual language model is implemented. The study is qualitative and uses semi- structured interviews and participant observation as data collection methods. Different teaching models are used in bilingual nurseries. Co-teaching is one of them and recently used in different contexts. But it seems that there is a limited research into it. The findings show that co-teaching enhance teachers’ professional development and teaming skills. The findings also indicate that co-teaching enables teachers to improve their teaching skills and creates advantages for teachers. The study suggests that pre-service English language teachers need to have training in teaching young children.
Co-teaching model, Advantages, English language and preschool teachers, Bilingual model