Registration for Autumn term is now open!
Wednesdays 6-8pm (from 7th Oct)
Our teacher says:
I am Bedriye and I am a native speaker Turkish teacher. I have been teaching for over 10 years. Among my students, there are children from Turkish families, but can not speak Turkish, Turkish speaking women who can’t read and write in Turkish, GCSE Turkish exam students, and foreigners.
- What does this course give you?
Learning Turkish gives some opportunity to understand this huge variety of rich cultures, history, and politics about part of the world. With this course, you can have ability to basic reading and writing, learn present tense, and basic Turkish grammar.
- Do you need previous knowledge?
No previous knowledge is necessary. If you know something this will be a bonus. If you don’t, you are also very welcome.
- Learning outcomes:
Understanding of the Turkish alphabet. To have a basic ability to read and write, to learn present tense and basic grammar. By the end of the course, you’ll have learned the vocabulary you need for day-to-day interactions such as small talk questions, introduce yourself, numbers, colors, food, order a meal, ask for directions, buy something in a shop, and more.
More about Turkish:
Turkish is part of the Turkic language family, which is a collection of closely related languages that are spoken from Eastern Europe to Western China.
Knowing Turkish can be a particular asset to those who are interested in anthropology, archaeology, history and politics. Anatolia, the territory of modern Turkey, is a cradle of human civilization, home to some of the world’s greatest archaeological sites, including the ruins of the oldest known human settlement (Gobeklitepe), the world’s oldest temple (around 12,000 years old), the city of Troy, Noah’s Ark, and Istanbul — the only city in the world located on two continents.
Turkish is an agglutinative language like Japanese, Korean, Finnish and Hungarian. This means that new particles are added to the end of a base form to generate new words. Turkish is also a phonetic language, and learning the alphabet is enough to pronounce words correctly. There is no pronunciation help next to the word because every letter is pronounced the same in every word. Turkish also has no articles.
We will work on Turkish grammar, speaking and listening, reading, and writing. In our lessons, we use short stories, traditional Turkish songs, and some of the Turkish course books. During these lessons, talking about history, culture, politics, and of course, amazing Mediterranean food recipes will help us.