Turkish - ULTU51010 - LEAP Turkish 1

  • Credits: 20
  • Level
  • Pre-requisite: This unit is suitable for those who have never studied Turkish before.
  • Co-requisite: If you are studying a Modern Languages Degree, either single or joint honours, please refer to relevant guidance about eligibility for LEAP units on your programme structure.
  • Taught during: Both semesters (September to May).
  • Timetable: Timetable for the course.

Description

This course is for absolute beginners. It is designed for those who wish to attain a basic understanding of the Turkish language covering four skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. It aims to introduce students to the Turkish alphabet, the basics of language structure and the basics of Turkish grammar. Students will also acquire limited vocabulary to be able to read simple texts and conduct a basic conversation in key areas of everyday communication. The course provides students with a solid foundation for further language learning.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • handle some of the basic grammatical structures of Turkish;
  • understand and read some familiar and daily expressions used in common everyday situations and write very simple messages;
  • communicate orally at a basic level in a limited number of common everyday situations;
  • have some understanding and knowledge of ways of Turkish life and culture.

By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level A1 of the Common European Framework.

Transferable skills

Pair and teamwork, focussed listening, informal presentations, language awareness, cultural appreciation.

Teaching and learning methods

One three-hour seminar per week, delivered through blended learning which integrates on-campus and online instruction as necessary. This will also include online digital learning available via Blackboard and supplemented by extra online resources to aid students in their independent learning.

Teaching hours

69 hours (3 hours per week) including assessment time

Independent study hours

140 hours (not including assessment time)

Assessment

Four pieces of assessed work as follows: 

  • Semester 1: Week 12- Written Exam 30%
  • Semester 2: Week 11- Listening 10% & Written Exam 30%; week 12 - Oral Exam 30%

If government or university guidance requires assessment to be held online, then Listening Exam may be assessed alongside the Oral Exam

Convenor

Dr Orieb Masadeh-Tate

Taught by

Tuggen Collard

Maximum entry

20

Set text

  • Teach Yourself Turkish, Asuman Pollard, ISBN: 0844237159.

Recommended texts

Students are encouraged to use the Language Centre resources for material for beginners in Turkish.

Pathway

None

Employability

Successful completion of this course unit will enhance your curriculum vitae and employability. It will help prepare you for travelling to and working in Turkey.