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:

  • each part individually for £235 (£260 after 20 December)*
  • Part 2 and 3 together for £400 (£445 after 20 December)*

*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 equates to one single transaction.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 6 January 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
15 January 2019 Part 2 Tuesdays, 6.30pm – 8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
16 April 2019 Part 3 Tuesdays, 6.30pm – 8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
2 October 2018 Part 1 Tuesdays, 6.30pm – 8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Already started

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.

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:

  • each part individually for £235 (£260 after 20 December)*
  • Part 2 and 3 together for £400 (£445 after 20 December)*

*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 equates to one single transaction.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 6 January 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
16 January 2019 Part 2 Wednesday 6.30pm – 8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
17 April 2019 Part 3 Wednesday 6.30pm – 8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
3 October 2018 Part 1 Wednesday 6.30pm – 8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Already started

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.

Learning resources

The course is based on our own materials.

Contact us

Short Course Team

E: [email protected]

T: +44(0)20 3506 9900

Course dates 2018–19

October intake
Part 1: 1 October – 7 December 2018
Part 2: 14 January – 22 March 2019
Part 3: 15 April – 21 June 2019

January intake*
Part 1: 14 January – 22 March 2019
Part 2: 15 April – 21 June 2019
Part 3: 24 June – 26 July 2019

April intake*
Part 1: 9 April – 15 June 2018
Part 2: 1 October – 7 December 2018
Part 3: 14 January – 22 March 2019 
Part 4: 15 April – 21 June 2019

*Please note that not every language has a January or April intake.