Turkish Beginners Course
A one-year course in beginners spoken and written Turkish, at SOAS Language Centre in London
This is a one-year course with three 10-week terms.
Mode of Attendance: Part Time
The aim of the course is to provide a thorough introduction to contemporary Turkish. By the end of the course, students will have covered basic grammatical constructions and acquired an essential working vocabulary allowing them to communicate within a limited range of situations in which learners are likely to find themselves. The language is presented together with the cultural context in which it is used so that learners are able to appreciate such things as appropriateness and linguistic etiquette when interaction takes place in the target language.
The course is taught in English and Turkish with coverage of the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing, and a balance between communicative activities, structure practice and grammar. Class size is normally limited to fifteen to allow for close involvement.
Assessment for Course Placement
If you are not a complete beginner, you need to take an assessment in order for us to place you on the course that is the most suitable for your language learning needs. See our page on course assessments.
Course materials are not included in the course fee and can be purchased from the SOAS bookshop email@example.com. You are advised not to purchase course materials until your course has been confirmed.
Classes will be held at the Bloomsbury or Kings Cross Campus of SOAS in central London on one evening a week or Saturday daytime. Participants receive 20 hours of language tuition over a ten-week period (with additional weeks where public holidays displace a class session). See our timetable pages for dates and times.