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This study aims to investigate the level of teacher burnout experienced by Turkish instructors of English working at state universities and major reasons leading to it. 139 instructors working at eight different state universities participated in the study. All the participants were distributed a questionnaire and 40 instructors were also interviewed. Quantitative data were analyzed through descriptive and inferential statistics and content analysis was used to analyze qualitative data. According to the results, the instructors experienced a moderate level of burnout which is currently not a serious problem. The major reasons of this burnout were identified and it was found that heavy workload, students and institutional problems are the leading reasons of this burnout. Finally, the study came up with several suggestions to decrease this burnout level.