Course Descriptions

TK S10 Intensive Elementary Turkish - 12 Credits

Designed to provide a working knowledge of Turkish with equal emphasis on listening and reading comprehension as well as speaking. Fundamentals of phonology and simple sentence structures taught through intensive drilling and controlled lexicon relevant to basic communicative needs of students. Introduction of basic reading and writing patterns.

Instruction: 12 hours of grammar and 8 hours of reading, writing, speaking and lab activities, free conversation with assistants.

TK S20 Intensive Lower Intermediate Turkish - 12 Credits

Introduction of more complex aspects of Turkish sentence structure with extended vocabulary. Grammar points reinforced through intensive study of selected short stories, articles and other relevant reading material. Introduces writing exercises through short compositions to enhance basic writing skills. Instruction: 8 hours of grammar, 3 hours of reading, 2 hours of writing, 3 hours of speaking, 4 hours of laboratory, free conversation with assistants.

Prerequisite: TK S10 or equivalent preparation.

TK S21 Intensive Upper Intermediate Turkish - 12 Credits

Emphasizes the more complex aspects of Turkish sentence structure with extended vocabulary. Focuses on speaking as well as intensive study of selected short stories, articles and other relevant reading material. Provides more advanced writing through diverse writing activities.

Instruction: 6 hours of grammar, 5 hours of reading, 2 hours of writing, 4 hours of speaking, 3 hours of laboratory, free conversation with assistants.

Prerequisite: TK S20 or equivalent preparation.

TK S30 Intensive Advanced Reading Turkish - 12 Credits

Designed to provide complete mastery of the complex aspects of Turkish sentence structure for those who have had previous exposure to them. Particular emphasis on improving reading skills for learners who possess speaking competence in Turkish. Provides advanced writing exercises on diverse topics. Focuses on stylistic variations used in spoken and written Turkish. Instruction: 5 hours of grammar, 6 hours of reading, 3 hours of writing, 4 hours of speaking, 2 hours of laboratory, free conversation with assistants.

Prerequisite: TK S21 or equivalent preparation.

TK S31 Intensive Advanced Spoken Turkish - 12 Credits

Aims at full mastery of spoken modern Turkish. Features of informal styles introduced or reviewed through extensive oral practice. Topics of interest relating to life in Turkey are emphasized in free conversation. Instruction: 5 hours of grammar, 5 hours of reading, 3 hours of writing, 5 hours of speaking, 2 hours of laboratory, free conversation with assistants.

Prerequisite: TK S21 or equivalent preparation.