Overview

Course summary

Whether you're taking your first steps to learn another language or are at an advanced level, our courses will help you to communicate confidently in your chosen language. 

Our interactive online courses provide real-time lessons with an expert tutor to practise speaking and listening. You will also have the flexibility of an online course. Access to all multimedia learning resources is included.

Who is this class for?

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

The course is made up of three parts. If you're an absolute beginner, you should start with Part 1. For those who've done some study before, you may be able to join Part 2 or Part 3 directly – contact us if you're unsure of your level by using the details at the bottom of the page.

Discounts and offers

We are now offering a 36% discount on our Beginner level Evening Language Course fees to University of Westminster alumni, students and University of Westminster staff. Sign up now to start your new journey with us.

You can book:

  • Part 3 for £250 (£280 after 28 February)*

The early bird discount price is available if the course is booked by 28 February 2021*.

Terms and conditions

Course structure

Our beginner's course is made up of three parts, Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. Each part builds on what you've learnt previously.

At the beginner level:

  • Part 1 is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of Turkish
  • Part 2 is for you if you have completed Part 1, or if you have studied Turkish for about 20 hours
  • Part 3 is for you if you have completed Parts 1 and 2, or if you have studied Turkish for about 40 hours

You can skip Part 1 and proceed straight to joining Part 2 or 3 if you have prior experience. If you’re not sure of your level, email us via the contact details at the bottom of this page.

If you can't see the part you need in the booking table, please check back, as we add more dates throughout the year.

Teaching

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.

Please note that the distribution of course content across terms may vary from year to year. This is due to the variable length of terms in different academic years. There may also 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 and handouts from various books.

You can join Part 1, 2 or 3 of the course depending on your prior experience.

In Part 1 of the Turkish Beginners course, you'll cover the following topics and grammar:

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 builds on what you learnt in Part 1, covering the following topics and grammar:

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 is the final level of the Turkish Beginners course, and covers the following topics and grammar:

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)

Booking

Some of our courses have already started but we are still accepting late enrolments.

The early bird discount price is available if the course is booked by 28 February 2021*.

If you have any questions about the course, please get in touch with us via the details at the bottom of this page.

Part 1 of this course is now closed, but will be running again in autumn 2021.

Start date
Part
Day and time
Duration
Price
14 April 2021

Part

3

Day and time

Wednesday
6.30-8.30pm

Duration

10 weeks

Price

£250*/£280

How we're delivering courses

This course is delivered in an online, virtual classroom, where you'll benefit from live, face-to-face engagement with experienced language teachers.

Wherever you are in the world, you'll become part of the University of Westminster's global community. You can be assured of a warm welcome here, where your wellbeing, the quality of our teaching and your learning experience are our priorities.

We arrange online Meet the Teacher sessions three weeks before our courses start where you can discuss your language level, meet our teachers and find out more about our courses. If you're interested, please register via this form and we'll contact you with further information.

Discover our virtual learning environment with a tour of Blackboard.

Take a look around our virtual classrooms.

Looking for another language or level?

If we don't currently offer the language or level you're looking for, please register your interest with us, and we will get in touch if the course becomes available.

Course dates

October intake

  • Part 1: 05 October – 11 December 2020
  • Part 2: 18 January – 26 March 2021
  • Part 3: 12 April – 28 June 2021*
  • Part 3: 12 April – 18 June 2021 **

* For courses running on Mondays only (No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 3 May 2021 and Monday 31 May 2021)

**For courses running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only

January intake

Part 1: 18 January – 26 March 2021
Part 2: 12 April – 18 June 2021
Part 3: 21 June – 23 July 2021*

*Classes in Part 3 run twice a week

January start is for selected languages only.