Turkish – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London

Would you like to learn Turkish in London? Join one of our part-time Turkish courses at our central London Regent Street Campus – just a few minutes' walk from Oxford Circus.

Our beginner Turkish courses start in October. If you already have some knowledge of Turkish you can also join part 2 or part 3 of the Beginner Turkish course.

We also have intermediate Turkish classes starting in October each year.

Who is this class for?

Turkish Beginner is the first exposure to the language, allowing you to start to communicate.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of Turkish.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Turkish for about 20 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you will have studied Turkish for about 40 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1, 2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing 3 Parts together equates to one single transaction, therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually.

Cancellations requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
24 September 2019 Part 1 Tuesday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
14 January 2020 Part 2 Tuesday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
21 April 2020 Part 3 Tuesday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 8 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon

Course content

Our Turkish lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • the alphabet
  • meeting and greeting
  • numbers 1–100
  • months, days and seasons
  • introducing yourself and others
  • nationalities and countries
  • discussing day-to-day activities, routines and shopping for everyday items

Grammar

You will learn:

  • plural suffix (-ler, -lar)
  • vowel harmony (-a, -ı, -o, -u); (-e, -i, -ö, -ü)
  • interrogative suffix (-mi, -mu)
  • locative suffix (-de, -da, -te, -ta)
  • infinitive (-me, -mak)
  • verb 'to be' in the present tense (avukat-ım, mutlu-y-um, öğretmen-im)
  • interrogative present continuous tense (-iyor, -ıyor)

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • making a booking in a restaurant, hotel, etc.
  • describing something you wish to buy, expressing quantity, colour and size
  • likes and dislikes, personal views on simple matters
  • holidays
  • past experiences
  • future plans

Grammar

You will learn:

  • conjunctions 'because' and 'but' (çünkü and ama)
  • case suffixes (-e, -a, -de, -da, -den, -dan)
  • imperative (-in, ın, -un, ün)
  • past tense (-dı, -di, -du, -dü)
  • verb 'to be' in the past tense (öğretmen-dim, mutlu-y-dum)
  • future tense -acak, -ecek

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • talking about family and children, friends, personal interests and leisure activities
  • physical description and personality
  • giving and understanding directions
  • asking and giving the time
  • making arrangements and an appointment at a specific time

Grammar

You will learn:

  • conjunctions 'and', 'with', 'by'(-la, -le)
  • possessive pronouns (-im, -in, -i)
  • possessives and case suffixes (ev-imde, otel-inde)
  • accusative (-ı -i -u -ü)
  • plural suffixes, possessives and case suffixes (ev-lerinde, bahçe-lerimizi)
  • definite and indefinite noun phrase (bahçe kapı-sı, bahçe-nin kapı-sı)

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

Learning resources

The course is based on our own materials and handouts from various books.

Who is this class for?

This level of Turkish is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the Turkish language for approximately one year or 60 hours.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Turkish for about 80 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you will have studied Turkish for about 100 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1, 2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing 3 Parts together equates to one single transaction, therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually.

Cancellations requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
25 September 2019 Part 1 Wednesday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
15 January 2020 Part 2 Wednesday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
22 April 2020 Part 3 Wednesday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 8 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon

Course content

Our Turkish lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • introducing yourself and others
  • talking about friends
  • family and relatives or relationships
  • Turkey and Turkish traditions (food, clothes, music and so on)

Grammar

You will learn:

  • attributive suffix -li (meyve-li kek)
  • privative suffix -siz (meyve-siz kek)
  • consecutive – conjunctive suffix 'and' , 'and then' (-yip)
  • aorist tense- (-r –ir-ar-er )
  • future tense-(-ecek – acak)
  • quotative 'saying', 'so that', 'because', 'since' (-diye)
  • verbal nouns with -dik + possessive suffixes +de

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • your job
  • sports
  • healthy living
  • dealing with health-related problems in different contexts

Grammar

You will learn:

  • necessitative participle suffix -meli (gel-meli)
  • reported speech and story time (Gel-mis)
  • noun or pronoun + verbal noun+ possessive suffix + clauses with 'when', 'because' and 'although'
  • (zaman, icin, halde)
  • possessive constructions with verbal nouns +gibi Aslan gibi
  • possessive constructions with verbal nouns
  • 'according to', 'since', 'suitable for', 'in relation to' (-e gore)
  • superlative , comparative cases (daha, en, en ucuz, daha ucuz)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • countries, cities and other places
  • referring to future or past events in relation to travelling
  • wishes or dreams
  • the environment (global warming, traffic, natural disasters)

Grammar

You will learn:

  • abilitative suffix -ebil (yapabil-irim)
  • predicate emphatic suffix–dir (iyordur, mistir, ecektir )
  • passive suffix -il verb +il + tense endings (gidildi)
  • durative suffix -dikca
  • 'since', 'for' (-den beri)
  • colloquial and reflexive moods, wish mood, 'if' and 'if only' sentences gel-se

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

Learning resources

The course is based on our own materials.

Who is this class for?

You should have a good basic knowledge of the Turkish language and its grammar.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the Turkish language for approximately two years or 120 hours or equivalent.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Turkish for about 140 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you will have studied Turkish for about 160 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1, 2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing 3 Parts together equates to one single transaction, therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually.

Cancellations requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
23 September 2019 Part 1 Monday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
13 January 2020 Part 2 Monday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
20 April 2020 Part 3 Monday 6.30pm - 8.30pm 8 weeks** £297 (£267*) Coming soon

**No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May 2020

Course content

Our Turkish lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • the world of business
  • finding a job
  • at the work place
  • the secret for success and different jobs
  • health, sport and healthy lifestyles
  • the history of sports, Olympic sports

Grammar

You will learn:

  • necessity mood, 'have', 'need', 'must', 'should'
  • necessitative participle suffix (-meli) 'have to', 'must' (-mek zorunda olmak, -mek mecburiyetinde olmak, -meye mecbur olmak)
  • present continuous tense indicative mood (veriyorum)
  • present aorist tense indicative mood (veririm)
  • future tense indicative mood (vereceğim)
  • reflexive pronouns (kendi kendime)
  • the reciprocal pronoun 'each other' (birbiri)

 

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • talking about our dreams and wishes
  • talking about fashion, Turkish traditional costumes etc
  • talking about education
  • technology and social media

Grammar

You will learn:

  • wish mood (keşke)
  • conditional suffix, expressing unreal or hypothetical condition,
  • conditional postclitic expressing real condition (geziye çık-tı-k çık-alı)
  • adverbial clause form meaning 'ever since…'
  • past definite tense indicative mood (verdim)
  • past dubitative tense indicative mood (vermiştim)
  • optative tense subjunctive mood (versem)

 

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • talking about the environment (global warming, traffic, natural disasters)
  • aesthetics, dance, comedy, theatre
  • innovation: future or past events
  • mythology

Grammar

You will learn:

  • auxiliary verbs (etmek, eylemek, olmak)
  • transitive and intransitive verbs (bir gazete okudum, bu gazeteyi okudum)
  • passive and reflexive verbs (yıkamak, yıkanmak)
  • accelerative verbs (getirivermek, götürüvermek)
  • causative verbs (güldürmek, bildirmek, dinletmek)
  • present participle (veren, vermekte olan)
  • past participle with miş. (vermiş olan, almış bulunan) and dik- (verdiğim)

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

Learning resources

We will use Hitit Yabancilar Icin Turkce Ders Kitabi throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book.

Contact us

Short Course Team

E: [email protected]

T: +44(0)20 3506 9900

Evening Language Programme information evening

Come along to our information evening on 5 September 2019 to talk to our tutors and sign up for your language class.

Read more and register for the information evening

Course dates 2019–20

September intake
Part 1: 23 September – 6 December 2019
Part 2: 13 January – 27 March 2020
Part 3: 20 April – 12 June 2020*
Part 3: 20 April – 19 June 2020**

*For courses running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only.
** For courses running on Mondays only (No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May 2020).

January intake
Part 1: 13 January – 3 April 2020
Part 2: 20 April – 12 June 2020
Part 3: 15 June – 17 July 2020*

*Classes in Part 3 run twice a week.