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Turkish

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.

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Learn Through Conversations

Unit 1

Click a topic below to see the grammar goals and conversational goals for each chapter.

  • Greetings, Gratitude, Goodbyes
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    Unit 1

    Greetings, Gratitude, Goodbyes

    • 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
    • Get Familiar With Forming Questions Using Question Words
    • Get Familiar with Non-Verbal Sentences (1st singular and 2nd plural persons)
    • Get Familiar with Simple Present Tense
    • Get Familiar with Vowel Harmony and Suffixes
    • Identify Plural Nouns
  • Do You Speak English?
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    Do You Speak English?

    • Ask if Someone Speaks a Foreign Language & Respond
    • Give a Negative Answer Politely
    • Grab Someone’s Attention
    • Talk About Where Someone is from
    • Form Simple Questions
    • Identify Vowel Harmony Changes
    • Learn 1st and 2nd Person Singular and Plural Verbs in Present Tense
    • Learn Verbless Sentence Structure
  • What is Your Name?
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    What is Your Name?

    • 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
    • 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
  • Where is the Train Station, I Wonder?
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    Where is the Train Station, I Wonder?

    • Ask for Directions
    • Get Help Finding Places
    • Identify Important Places and Facilities Around Town
    • Understand Directions as They Are Given to You
    • Become Familiar With Imperatives
    • Become Familiar With Noun Phrases
    • Learn the 3rd Person Sentence Structure
    • Use the Abilitative Mood
    • Use the Simple Past Tense
  • How Much is it, I Wonder?
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    How Much is it, I Wonder?

    • Count Up To 100
    • Deal with Turkish Currency
    • Negotiate Basic Transactions at Stores
    • 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?
  • One Glass of Tea, Please.
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    One Glass of Tea, Please.

    • Gain Insight on the Turkish Food Culture
    • Order Drinks and Meals
    • Understand Common Phrases Used at Restaurants
    • Be Introduced to the Use of "Would"
    • Learn the Abilitative Form of almak
    • Use the Affix miy For Questions
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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    Credit Cards Accepted

    • Be Able to Deal with Large Numbers
    • Be Able to Handle Complex Shopping Conversations
    • Be Able to Handle Turkish Currency with Ease
    • Know How to Ask / Tell Whether One Can Do Something
    • Learn the Subjunctive Endings -ayım and -alım
    • Practice the Abilitative Mood Affix -abil
    • Practice the Dative Case Suffix -ya
    • Use the Present Continuous Tense
  • Can You Help Me?
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    Can You Help Me?

    • Be Able to Ask / Tell What Trouble One Is In
    • Be Able to Ask for / Offer Help
    • Have Gained Knowledge of Emergency Services in Turkey
    • Know How to Accept / Decline Help
    • Form Possessives with Var
    • Learn the 1st Person Accusative Form of çağırmak
    • Practice Imperatives
    • Use the 1st & 2nd Person Abilitative Form of çağırmak
  • What Does it Mean?
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    What Does it Mean?

    • 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
    • Practice the Abilitative Suffix -ebilir
    • Use the Negation Infix -ma
    • Use the Plural Endings -ler and -lar
    • Use the Present Progressive Form of Demek
  • How is it Called in Turkish?
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    How is it Called in Turkish?

    • 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
    • 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?