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Turkey is a country with a vast and fascinating history and ancient cultural heritage. Turkey is often considered the crossroads of Asia and Europe and Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, is the only city in the world that was built on two continents.

Grammar Notes

No interpretation is created equal. Grammar Notes, color-coding, and features that focus on specific grammatical nuances between target and source language strengthens your understanding of Turkish language structure.

Culture Notes

Etiquette, body language, gestures — set the mood. Culture Notes provide a backdrop to learning material and let the Turkish culture come alive, setting you up to forge deeper connections with Turkish culture and make a positive impression.

Vocabulary

Critical thinking and memory-building exercises blend new vocabulary into lesson progress, allowing you to pick up on the structure of your target language so you can apply new content that will be presented in various contexts throughout the course.

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Course Overview

Learn Turkish language basics, from common phrases all the way to more advanced concepts

Turkish

Main Units

Our main language course that contains the core content.

  • 1Unit 1
  • Chapter 1 - Salutations and Small Talk
  • Chapter 2 - Languages and Origins
  • Chapter 3 - Names and Introductions
  • Chapter 4 - Places and Directions
  • Chapter 5 - Currency and Counting
  • Chapter 6 - Food and Drink Culture
  • Chapter 7 - Fashion and Shopping
  • Chapter 8 - Help and Requests
  • Chapter 9 - Clarification and Explanation
  • Chapter 10 - Compliments and Corrections

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Salutations and Small Talk

Conversational Goals

  • Engage in a Small Talk with Native Speakers
  • Express Gratitude and Respond to a Thank You
  • Greet People and Respond in a Customary Way
  • Say Goodbye

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to Vowel Harmony and Suffixes
  • Become Familiar With Forming Questions Using Question Words
  • Become Familiar with Verbless Sentences (1st singular and 2nd plural persons)
  • Identify Plural Nouns
  • Learn the Simple Present Tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Languages and Origins

Conversational Goals

  • Ask if Someone Speaks a Foreign Language & Respond
  • Give a Negative Answer Politely
  • Grab Someone’s Attention
  • Talk About Where Someone is from

Grammar Goals

  • Form Simple Questions
  • Identify Vowel Harmony Changes
  • Learn 1st and 2nd Person Singular and Plural Verbs in Present Tense
  • Learn Verbless Sentence Structure

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - Names and Introductions

Conversational Goals

  • Ask/Tell One’s Name
  • Introduce Yourself and Others
  • Recognize Some Common Turkish Names
  • Respond to Instructions
  • Say That You Are Not Someone or Something

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the Simple Past Tense Suffix -di
  • Practice Verbless Sentence Structures
  • Use 1st & 2nd Singular and 2nd Plural Possessives
  • Use Personal Pronouns 1st and 2nd Person Singular and Plural

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Places and Directions

Conversational Goals

  • Ask for Directions
  • Get Help Finding Places
  • Identify Important Places and Facilities Around Town
  • Understand Directions as They Are Given to You

Grammar Goals

  • Become Familiar With Imperatives
  • Become Familiar With Noun Phrases
  • Learn the 3rd Person Sentence Structure
  • Use the Abilitative Mood
  • Use the Simple Past Tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Currency and Counting

Conversational Goals

  • Count Up To 100
  • Deal with Turkish Currency
  • Negotiate Basic Transactions at Stores

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to var and var mı?
  • Learn Subjectless and Verbless Sentence Structures
  • Use the 2nd Person Present Tense of istemek
  • Use the Interrogative Quantifiers Kaç tane? and Ne kadar?

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 6 - Food and Drink Culture

Conversational Goals

  • Gain Insight on the Turkish Food Culture
  • Order Drinks and Meals
  • Understand Common Phrases Used at Restaurants

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the Use of "Would"
  • Learn the Abilitative Form of almak
  • Use the Affix miy For Questions

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 7 - Fashion and Shopping

Conversational Goals

  • Ask / Tell Whether One Can Do Something
  • Deal with Large Numbers
  • Handle Complex Shopping Conversations
  • Handle Turkish Currency with Ease

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the Subjunctive Endings -ayım and -alım
  • Practice the Abilitative Mood Affix -abil
  • Practice the Dative Case Suffix -ya
  • Use the Present Continuous Tense

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 8 - Help and Requests

Conversational Goals

  • Accept / Decline Help
  • Ask / Tell What Trouble One Is In
  • Ask for / Offer Help
  • Gain Knowledge of Emergency Services in Turkey

Grammar Goals

  • Form Possessives with var
  • Learn the 1st Person Accusative Form of çağırmak
  • Practice Imperatives
  • Use the 1st & 2nd Person Abilitative Form of çağırmak

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 9 - Clarification and Explanation

Conversational Goals

  • Ask / Answer What a Word or Phrase Means
  • Ask / Tell What Something Is
  • Communicate Your Ability to Understand Something
  • Request to Repeat, Slow Down, or Speak Up

Grammar Goals

  • Practice the Abilitative Suffix -ebilir
  • Use the Negation Infix -ma
  • Use the Plural Endings -ler and -lar
  • Use the Present Progressive Form of Demek

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 10 - Compliments and Corrections

Conversational Goals

  • Ask / Tell How One's Performance Is
  • Give / Respond to a Compliment
  • Request / Agree to Speak in Turkish
  • Tell Someone That You Are Learning Something

Grammar Goals

  • Form Questions in Simple Past Tense
  • Learn the Passive Voice
  • Practice Explaining Reason with ... da
  • Use the 1st Person Plural Suffix -iz
  • Use the Tag Question Değil mi?

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