Turkish - ULTU51010 - LEAP Turkish 1
- Credits: 20
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
69 hours (3 hours per week) including assessment time
Independent study hours
140 hours (not including assessment time)
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
Dr Orieb Masadeh-Tate
- Complete Turkish, beginners to intermediate course. David Pollard, Asuman Çelen Pollard
Students are encouraged to use the Language Centre resources for material for beginners in Turkish.
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.