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TURKISH 111-1/2/3 Elementary Turkish
TURKISH 121-1/2/3 Intermediate Turkish

TURKISH 111-1/2/3 Elementary Turkish

Course Description: This is a three-quarter introductory course in modern Turkish. This course aims to introduce students to the essential points of modern Turkish grammar and vocabulary to develop basic reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. The course also provides insights into modern Turkish culture through the language. With this in mind, the textbook is supplemented by additional printed and audio-visual materials provided by the instructor.

Prerequisites: None

Teaching Method: Lecture and discussion. Textbook is supplemented by other sources, printed and online.

Evaluation MethodHomework consisting of (but not limited to) assignments from the exercises in the textbook/handouts. One midterm and one final exam, as well as grammar and vocabulary quizzes to determine the general level of progress in the classroom.

Readings: Kurtuluş Öztopçu's Elementary Turkish: A Complete Course for Beginners. Revised Third Edition. The two-volume textbook can be purchased online at http://www.elementaryturkish.com/buy/. Additional materials will be provided by the instructor.

TURKISH 121-1/2/3 Intermediate Turkish

Course Description: This course is first part of a three-quarter intermediate course in modern Turkish. It is designed for students who have completed Turkish 111 or equivalent. This course aims to continue basic Turkish grammar, and further develop reading, writing, speaking and listening skills acquired in Elementary Turkish, through the use of printed and audio-visual materials. The course also provides insights into modern Turkish culture through the language. With this in mind, the course will focus on: • knowledge and understanding of intermediate Turkish grammar as well as a wide range of Turkish vocabulary, structures and expressions • the ability to understand and produce passages in written Turkish of medium length on everyday topics • the ability to understand spoken Turkish and to engage in spoken discourse of medium complexity on everyday topics

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Turkish 111-3, or permission of the instructor.

Teaching Method: Lectures on grammar are based mainly on Robert Underhill's Turkish Grammar and Suzan Özel's Elementary Turkish: A Communicative Approach, with occasional reference to Geoffrey Lewis's Turkish Grammar. Audio materials based on Özel's work are also available online.

Evaluation Method: Homework consisting of (but not limited to) assignments from the exercises in the textbook/handouts. One midterm and one final exam/project, as well as grammar and vocabulary quizzes to determine the general level of progress in the classroom.

Readings: Kurtuluş Öztopçu's Elementary Turkish: A Complete Course for Beginners. Revised Third Edition. The two-volume textbook can be purchased online at http://www.elementaryturkish.com/buy/. Additional materials will be provided by the instructor.

For more information, contact mena-language@northwestern.edu.

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