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Selim Sirri Kuru
TKISH 401
Seattle Campus

Intensive Elementary Turkish

Introduces modern Turkish. Focuses on pronunciation and conversation; grammar and composition; and graded reading. Uses Latin characters throughout. Cannot be taken for credit if credit earned in TKISH 411, TKISH 412, and TKISH 413. Offered: S.

Class description

Turkish language is one of the major Middle Eastern Languages. This intensive summer program presents the basic grammar of Turkish, and basic communication skills in the language. By the end of the Summer quarter, students will be able to introduce themselves in detail, i.e., will be able to talk about their past, present, and their future plans, and communicate with native speakers about the basic 'stuff' of life.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Three-hour classes are the basis for this program. Students will be visiting the language lab at least twice a week for at least half and hour. There will be outings to Turkish restaurants and landmarks in Seattle to practice the language. There will be Turkish movies and video shows on Turkey.

Recommended preparation

Preparing for the class and reviewing the material covered on a daily basis is crucial for succes in learning a foreign language effectively. Students are encouraged to actively participate in all sessions. They are also encouraged to interact with their peers.

Class assignments and grading

Exercises in the textbook, short compositions on specific topics, listening compreehnsion exercises at the language lab. There will be one quarter-project which will be developed on a weekly basis through out the quarter.

Participation, assignments and quizzes,


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Selim Sirri Kuru
Date: 06/24/2002