Turkish 3 (PG)
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The module provides teaching and learning of upper intermediate (Independent user CEFR B2) and advanced (proficient user CEFR C1) level Turkish language. It covers a wide variety of newspaper, academic and literary texts covering a wide variety of topics. Teaching covers reading, writing, listening and speaking as well as linguistic analysis of texts.
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of advanced Turkish grammar
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a substantial range of Turkish vocabulary
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a substantial range of Turkish texts
- demonstrate ability to produce written Turkish at advanced level
- demonstrate ability to communicate in Turkish at advanced level
This module will be taught over 22 weeks with 3 hours classroom contact per week in language classes.
Scope and syllabus
Reading: Material written in a variety of styles is studied through reading selected texts. The development of the language is studied extensively through representative samples.
Writing: This skill is developed through writing essays on abstract and complex topics. Emphasis is placed on precise use of syntax and idiomatic expressions.
Oral-Aural: More advanced communicative and descriptive skills are developed. Students are expected to put forward persuasive and clear arguments in Turkish in class discussions.
Method of assessment
- An oral exam in May-June (20%)
- One unseen written exam paper in May-June (80%)
- The exact assessment deadline dates are published on the relevant module Moodle/BLE page
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