Turkish Beginner I

Level: 
Master's
Course Status: 
Elective
CEU code: 
SLTG 5026
CEU credits: 
3
ECTS credits: 
6
Academic year: 
2016/2017
Semester: 
Fall
Start and end dates: 
19 Sep 2016 - 9 Dec 2016
Non-degree Specialization: 
SRS—Specialization Religious Studies
Instructor(s): 
Eszter Lénárt

Turkish Beginner I
Language course, 3 credits 

2016 Fall Term
Tuesdays and Thursdays
09:00 - 10:15, room N13 306

 

Instructor: Eszter Lénárt, lenarte@ceu.hu
Office hours: after class or by appointment

 

This is the first part of the two-year intensive course by the end of which students are expected to complete the equivalent of the levels A1 and A2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Although the course will equip the students to communicate and read in modern Turkish, its main aim is to give a quick progress towards the future ability to read Ottoman texts and Ottoman historical documents in Arabic script for those wishing to continue their studies in that direction.

The aim of the course

By the end of the first academic year the students are expected to be familiar with the basics of the Turkish grammar, to have approximately 3000 - 4000 vocabulary units with a special emphasis on synonyms already in the first term, that is, on acquiring a broad knowledge of both the modern and the classical Turkish lexicon. This will enable them to proceed towards translations in the winter term and to more complicated text readings next year, leading them eventually to Ottoman source readings as well.

Assessment

Regular attendance, at least 18 sessions out of 22, is mandatory.

Student performance will be assessed through

1. class performance

2. regular written home works that have to be handed in at the beginning of each class by the students. I will return them corrected at the beginning of the next class

3. at least 8 short written quizzes mainly on vocabulary

4. 3 complex tests after each unit of the course book

5. a final written exam composed of text translation, grammar and communication exercises

Terminal grade: 10% quizzes, 30% tests, 20% class performance, 40% final exam.

Format

Each class will begin with a short written or oral quiz on the latest vocabulary and grammar.

Students will regularly be given specially prepared grammar and vocabulary sheets to use apart of the fundamental course book and workbook. Other readings, visual and audio materials will also be used during the classes.

Students should estimate that successful participation in this class will require at least three times the amount of time outside the classroom than inside the classroom. Both fall and winter terms will be concluded with a final revision and a consultation followed by a final written exam.

The course book

KURT, C., AYGÜN E. N., LEBLEBICI, E., ALTINKAYNAK COŞKUN, Ö. 2009. Yeni Hitit I. Yabancılar İçin Türkçe. Ders Kitabı. (+ CD). Çalışma Kitabı. (+ CD). Ankara. Ankara Üniversitesi. 2nd ed. [TÖMER]

The syllabus

Week 1 – Coursebook pp. 6-7.

22.09.2014 Introduction. The alphabet and pronunciation.

24.09.2014 Vowel harmony and agglutination. Numbers. Plural.

 

Week 2 – Coursebook pp. 8-11.

29.09.2014 Unite 1.1. Meeting people.

01.10.2014 Unite 1.1. Countries and nationalities.

 

Week 3 – Coursebook pp. 12-15.

06.10.2014 Unite 1.2. Verbal and possessive suffixes. Ne? Kim? Neresi?

08.10.2014 Unite 1.2. Open questions with mi, negation with değil

 

Week 4 – Coursebook pp. 16-19.

13.10.2014 Unite 1.3. Shopping. What’s there? Sx -dA.

15.10.2014 Unite 1.3. Odada. Var - Yok.

 

Week 5 – Coursebook pp. 20-23.

20.10.2014 Unite 2.1. Everyday life. Present Tense: -(İ)yor

22.10.2014 Unite 2.1. Farklı ülkelerde

 

Week 6 – Coursebook, pp. 24-27.

27.10.2014 Unite 2.2. The city. Nereye? Nerede? Nereden?

29.10.2014 Unite 2.2. Hobiler

 

Week 7 – Coursebook pp. 28-29.

03.11.2014 Unite 2.2. Hobiler

05.11.2014 Unite 2.3. What time is it? When?

 

Week 8 – Coursebook pp. 30-33.

10.11.2014 Unite 2.3. Program

12.11.2014 Unite 3.1. Family and relatives. Suffixes of possession

 

Week 9 – Coursebook pp. 34-37.

17.11.2014 Unite 3.1. Eş, dost, akraba

19.11.2014 Unite 3.2. Home and neighbourhood. Possession and pronominal -n

 

Week 10 – Coursebook pp. 38-41.

24.11.2014 Unite 3.2. Köyde ve şehirde hayat

26.11.2014 Unite 3.3. Possessing. Şehirler

 

Week 11 – Coursebook pp. 42-43.

01.12.2014 Unite 3.3. İstanbul

03.12.2014 Revision. Consultation.

 

Week 12

08.12.2014 Written exam.

10.12.2014 Evaluation of the written exam.

 

SUGGESTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

1. GRAMMARS

MANSUROVA, O. JU. 2008. Slovar’ affiksov sovremennogo tureckogo jazyka. S grammatičeskim spravočnikom. Bolee 3500 аffiksov i ih kombinacij. Moskva. AST. Vostok-Zapad. pp.576.

SARIGOZ, O. 2006. Grammatika tureckogo jazyka v tablicah dlja načinajuščih. Minsk. Novoe Znanie. pp.160.

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UNDERHILL, R. 1976. Turkish Grammar. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

KONONOV, A. N. 1956. Grammatika sovremennogo tureckogo jazyka. Moskva. AN SSSR.

2. DICTIONARIES

Turkish – English Dictionary. http://tureng.com

Turkish-English, English-Turkish Dictionary. http://www.turkishdictionary.net

Zargan İngilizce Sözlük. http://www.zargan.com

Büyük Türkçe Sözlük. Ankara. TDK. http://tdkterim.gov.tr/bts/

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BOGOČANSKAJA, N. N., TORGAŠOVA, A. S. eds. 2009. Bol’šoj turecko-russkij i russko-tureckij slovar’. 450 000 slov i slovosočetanij. Moskva. Dom Slavjanskoj Knigi. pp. 960.

BASKAKOV, A. N., GOLUBEVA, N. P., KJAMULEVA, A. A. 2006. Bol’šoj turecko-russkij slovar’. 3rd ed. Moskva. Živoj Jazyk. pp.680. [Oколо 200 тыс. слов современного турецкого литературного языка, словосочетаний, фразеологизмов, пословиц и поговорок.]

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MUSTAFAJEV, Ė. M., ŠČERBININ V. G. eds. 1972. Russko-tureckij slovar’. Moskva. Sovetskaja Ėnciklopedija.

3. OTHER COURSE BOOKS

KABARDIN, O. F. 2009. Tureckij jazyk. Samoučitel’ dlja načinajuščih + CD. Moskva. AST-Press kniga. pp.288.

АYDIN, A., BINGÜL, М. 2007. Učebnik razgovornogo tureckogo jazyka. Veselye meždometija. Moskva. AST. Vostok-Zapad. pp.96.

AARSSEN, J., BACKUS, A. 2001. Colloquial Turkish: A Complete Course for Beginners. London. Routledge.

ÖZSOY, S. A. 2001. Türkçe – Turkish. 3rd ed. İstanbul. Boğaziçi Üniversitesi.

DUDINA, L. N. 2005. Тureckij jazyk. Praktičeskij kurs. [Jazyki narodov mira]. Moskva. KomKniga. pp.320.

LEWIS, G. L. 1953. Turkish. London. English University Press [Teach Yourself Books]