Responding to the national need for experts in Turkish language and culture, the course will enable students to access variety of course materials and develop their communication skills. They will be reading different publications and newspapers in Turkish..
TASO’s Turkish language instructors will offer a new Turkish course during the 2021-2022 academic year.
The course seeks to improve all four skills in the language: reading, speaking, writing, and listening. The course will be arranged around weekly themes. Students will read articles, watch videos, take part in classroom discussions, and complete writing assignments on each week’s theme. Throughout each quarter, students will prepare individual research projects using online and offline sources in Turkish.
The course will introduce students to the historical, cultural, and social debates that are key to understanding modern Turkey. Authentic texts, audio, video and multimedia materials will expose students to more complicated grammatical properties and idiomatic uses of the language. At the end of the course, the students will be able to read articles written in journalistic language, carry out daily conversations on general ideas, write short essays using some vocabulary, and distinguish between different types of formal and informal registers that come with the advanced use of the language.