Turkish Beginner I

Level: 
Master's
Course Status: 
Elective
CEU code: 
SLTG 5026
CEU credits: 
3
ECTS credits: 
6
Academic year: 
2017/2018
Semester: 
Fall
Start and end dates: 
18 Sep 2017 - 8 Dec 2017
Non-degree Specialization: 
SRS—Specialization Religious Studies
Instructor(s): 
Eda Guclu

Turkish Beginner I
Language course, 3 credits 

2017 Fall Term

  

Instructor: Eda Güçlü


Office hours: after class or by appointment

 

 

Description

This course is offered to students who do not have any knowledge of Turkish language. The aim is to make participants familiar with the basic structure of Turkish through the examination of grammatical organization, sentence patterns, and vocabulary. The development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills will be equally considered. By the end of the term, students are expected to communicate the language at a practical and daily level.  

 

Assessment

Participation and presentations: 50 %

Quizzes and homework: 30 %

Final Exam: 20 %

 

Dictionaries

Turkish-English Dictionary: http://tureng.com/tr/turkce-ingilizce

Sesli Sözlük: https://www.seslisozluk.net/en/

Büyük Türkçe Sözlük: http://www.tdk.gov.tr/index.php?option=com_bts

 

Recommended Grammar Books

Aslı Göksel and Celia Kerslake, Turkish: A Comprehensive Grammar (Routledge, 2005) (Available at CEU Library).

G. L. Lewis, Turkish Grammar (Oxford University Press, 2001, second edition).

Jaklin Kornfilt, Turkish (Routledge, 1997) (Available at CEU Library).

 

Coursebooks

Yeni Hitit Yabancılar İçin Türkçe Ders Kitabı I (Ankara Üniversitesi, TÖMER).

Yeni Hitit Yabancılar İçin Türkçe Çalışma Kitabı I (Ankara Üniversitesi, TÖMER).

Nurettin Koç, Mehmet Hengirmen, Türkçe Öğreniyoruz I (Ankara, 1997).

 

Schedule

 

Week 1: Introduction to the course; greetings, introducing oneself; countries; ablative case (-den)

 

Week 2: Describing objects and people; asking questions; plural of nouns

 

Week 3: Case endings; var-yok sentences; numbers

 

Week 4: Present tense; occupations

 

Week 5: Adjectives, nouns, verbs; present continuous tense

 

Week 6: Expressing possession; interrogative pronoun; the verb “to have”

 

Week 7: Daily activities, habits, likes and dislikes

 

Week 8: Future tense; dates and time

 

Week 9: Adverbial expressions

 

Week 10: Simple past tense

 

Week 11: Student presentations

 

Week 12: Review