An Introduction to the Turkish language

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An Introduction to the Turkish language

<p>This course will introduce students to Turkish, which would be useful if and when visiting Turkey or Northern Cyprus. Cultural traits and nuances will also be explored. Turkish spoken in Turkey,

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This course will introduce students to Turkish, which would be useful if and when visiting Turkey or Northern Cyprus. Cultural traits and nuances will also be explored. Turkish spoken in Turkey, Northern Cyprus and the Diaspora across the world, is also understood in Azerbaijan. As an Altaic language it has different morphology and syntax than the Indo-European English. This course will introduce students to the Turkish script and basic expressions, which would be useful when visiting Turkey or Northern Cyprus. Cultural traits and nuances will also be explored. By the end of the course students will be able to read Turkish, converse using basic expressions and recognise basic expressions in Turkish newspapers (such as the weather, for instance).


TEXTBOOK

  • Asuman Çelen Pollard and David Polard, Teach Yourself Turkish (material to be supplied)


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction to the Turkish alphabet, Greetings and basic conversation, Vowel harmony, Agglutination, Turkish words that you already know, Numbers 1-10
  • Revision of week 1, Pleasantries, How to ask questions, Numbers 11-20
  • Revision of week 2, Languages and nationalities, Addressing people, Personal pronouns; the verb ‘to be’; indefinite article ‘a’ and ‘an’; plurals, Looking at Turkish newspapers, Numbers 21-100
  • Revision of week 3, Order a meal, Give directions, Revision of numbers 1-100
  • Revision of week 4, Talking about daily routines, Possessives, With, without, Days of the week, Numbers 100+, Looking at Turkish newspapers
  • Revision of week 5, Introductions, Talk about the past, Months of the year, Looking at Turkish newspapers (weather)
  • Revision of week 6, Talk about the future, Saying no, Propositions of place,
  • Revision of week 7, State intentions and willingness
  • Revision of weeks 1-8, Video clips in Turkish


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Identify Turkish letters and reproduce them.
  2. Speak clearly and be understood in basic Turkish in particular to talk about themselves and exchange basic information with others.
  3. Learn basic grammatical rules of the Turkish language.
  4. Understand basic cultural nuances.