Turkish – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London
FacultySocial Sciences and Humanities

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 beginners’ Turkish courses (Grade 1) start in October. If you already have some knowledge of Turkish you can also join part 2 or part 3 of the Beginners’ Turkish (Grade 1) course.

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

Who is this class for?

Turkish Beginners’ (Grade 1) 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 £240 (£225 introductory offer*, 6.2% off)
  • the whole year for £565 (£530 introductory offer*, 25% off)

*Book by 24 September 2017 to use our introductory offer.

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
3 October 2017 Part 1 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £240 (£225*) Book now

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
  • asking questions and giving information on place of origin, profession
  • countries and nationalities
  • describing your house or flat, naming rooms in a house
  • shopping for everyday items
  • discussing day-to-day activities and routines

Grammar

You will learn:

  • plural suffix (-ler, -lar)
  • vowel harmony
  • interrogative suffix (-mi, -mu)
  • locative suffix (-de, -da, -te, -ta)
  • infinitive (-me, -mak)
  • verb 'to be' in the present tense
  • interrogative present continuous tense

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
  • expressing likes and dislikes, personal views on simple matters
  • talking about holidays using the present continuous tense
  • talking about past experiences
  • making future plans (daily, weekly, monthly and so on) using the future tense

Grammar

 You will learn:

  • conjunctions 'because' and 'but'
  • case suffixes (-e, -a, -de, -da, -den, -dan)
  • imperative
  • past tense
  • verb 'to be' in the past tense
  • future tense

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

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

Grammar

You will learn:

  • conjunctions 'and', 'with', 'by'
  • possessive pronouns
  • possessives and case suffixes
  • accusative
  • plural suffixes, possessives and case suffixes
  • definite and indefinite noun phrase

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 £240 (£225 introductory offer*, 6.2% off)
  • the whole year for £565 (£530 introductory offer*, 25% off)

*Book by 24 September 2017 to use our introductory offer.

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
3 October 2017 Part 1 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £240 (£225*) Book now

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)
  • privative suffix (-siz)
  • consecutive – conjunctive suffix 'and' , 'and then' (-yip)
  • aorist tense
  • future tense
  • quotative 'saying', 'so that', 'because', 'since' (-diye)
  • possessive constructions with verbal nouns as modifiers, as objects
  • verbal nouns with (-dik) + possessive suffixes + de (when)

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

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

Grammar

You will learn:

  • necessitative participle suffix (-meli)
  • reported speech and story
  • noun or pronoun + verbal noun+ possessive suffix + clauses with 'when', 'because' and 'although' (zaman, icin, halde)
  • possessive constructions with verbal nouns + gibi
  • clause with 'as'
  • possessive constructions with verbal nouns
  • 'according to', 'since', 'suitable for', 'in relation to' (-e gore)
  • superlative , comparative cases (daha, en)
  • relative cause with 'who', 'which', verb -ing and causative verbs (-en)
  • noun with possessive suffix + verb (-enler) used as nouns
  • clause with 'before', clause with 'after'

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

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

Grammar

You will learn:

  • abilitative suffix (-ebil)
  • predicate emphatic suffix –dir, uses (verbs iyordur, mistir, ecektir )
  • passive suffix (-il) verb + il + tense endings (gidildi)
  • durative suffix -dikca (as long as, whenever, the more….. the more…)
  • 'since', 'for' ( -den beri )
  • colloquial and reflexive moods, wish mood, 'if' and 'if only' sentences

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.

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:

  • each part individually for £240 (£225 introductory offer*, 6.2% off)
  • the whole year for £565 (£530 introductory offer*, 25% off)

*Book by 24 September 2017 to use our introductory offer.

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
4 October 2017 Part 1 Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £240 (£225*) Book now

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 business world
  • talking about how to find a job, learning how to fill in an application form
  • at the work place
  • talking about the secret for success and different jobs
  • talking about 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)
  • passive and reflexive verbs (yıkamak – yıkanmak)
  • reciprocal or co-operative verbs (gülüşmek, yazışmak)

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)
  • past continuous tense narrative mood (veriyordum)
  • future in the past ('I was going to give' – verecektim) and other gerundial verbal expressions

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • talking about the environment (global warming, traffic, natural disasters)
  • talking about art and aesthetics, dance, comedy, theatre
  • referring to future or past events in relation to innovation
  • talking about 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)
  • continuative verbs (uyuyakalmak, bakakalmak)
  • causative verbs (güldürmek, bildirmek, dinletmek)
  • present participle (veren, vermekte olan)
  • past participle with miş. (vermiş olan, almış bulunan)
  • past participle with -dik (verdiğim)
  • narrative mood
  • reportative mood
  • optative mood
  • subjunctive – optative mood
  • conditional past dubitative
  • imperative mood

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

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

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Languages information evening

If you are thinking of taking an evening language course with us, why not come along to our Evening Language Programme information evening on 20 June 2017?

Course dates 2017–18

September intake
Part 1: 2 October – 8 December 2017
Part 2: 15 January – 23 March 2018
Part 3: 9 April – 15 June 2018

January intake*
Part 1: 15 January – 23 March 2018
Part 2: 9 April – 15 June 2018
Part 3: 18 June – 20 July 2018

April intake*
Part 1: 10 April – 16 June 2017
Part 2: 2 October – 8 December 2017
Part 3: 15 January – 23 March 2018
Part 4: 9 April – 15 June 2018

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