Turkish – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London
FacultySocial Sciences and Humanities

Learn Turkish in London with our part-time Turkish evening courses.

Our language classes run from September to June at our central London Regent Street Campus just a few minutes from Oxford Circus. They are taught by experienced language teaching professionals who are native speakers of the language or equivalent. Adult students of all ages and nationalities from a wide range of backgrounds take part-time Turkish language courses with us. You can also join a Turkish evening class in January for the second semester if you already have some knowledge of Turkish.

This Turkish evening language class follows a communicative approach to language teaching. Our lessons focus on language that is required for communicating in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Your progress will be assessed on an ongoing basis through homework, assignments and performance in class. You will receive verbal feedback from your tutor on every lesson and written feedback with your homework.

This is a part-time Turkish language course for complete beginners, allowing you to start to communicate in the foreign language. This class is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of the Turkish language.

Booking

There are two starting dates for this course: September and January. The September cohort will study for 3 terms up until June. The January cohort will study for three terms up until July. Please note that Term 3 of the January start Grade 1 course is a five-week intensive course, two evenings per week, which we will run subject to demand.

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
9 January 2017 Term 1 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
10 January 2017 Term 2 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
10 April 2017 Term 2 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
11 April 2017 Term 3 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
19 June 2017 Term 3 Mondays and Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm 5 weeks £225 Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
27 September 2016 Term 1 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Already started

Course content

Term 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

Term 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

Term 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.

This level of Turkish is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills. You have already studied the Turkish language for approximately one year or 40–60 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
10 January 2017 Term 2 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
11 April 2017 Term 3 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
27 September 2016 Term 1 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Already started

Course content

Term 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)

Term 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'

Term 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.

Contact us

Kate Bielawska and Kai Zs
Short Course Administrators

eveninglanguagecourse@westminster.ac.uk

+44(0)20 3506 9900

Term dates 2016–17

Term 1
September cohort: 26 September – 2 December 2016
January cohort*: 9 January – 17 March 2017

Term 2
September cohort: 9 January – 17 March 2017
January cohort*: 10 April – 16 June 2017

Term 3
September cohort: 10 April – 16 June 2016
January cohort*: 19 June – 21 July 2016

*Please note that not every language has a January cohort.