Undergraduate Course: Turkish 1A (IMES08048)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course will cover basics of Turkish language, alphabet, vowel harmony, simple, past and future tenses. Topic-based vocabulary will be provided. Simple dialogue will be introduced.
Turkish 1a aims to teach the structure of the Turkish language through Istanbul A1 course book. During the first semester the syllabus design will be as follows: the alphabet, vowel harmony, days of the week, plural nouns, months, seasons, numbers, colours, telling time, adjectives- comparative and superlative forms of adjectives, progressive tense, past tense, noun-case suffixes, basic vocabulary, pronouns and simple dialogue, greetings and translating from Turkish to English.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| N\A
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 39,
Summative Assessment Hours 4,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Additional Information (Learning and Teaching)
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Coursework 40% weekly assignments including Oral (synchronous/asynchronous oral activities) and Written components (i.e. Translation, Writing, Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary activities)
Time-Limited Assignment 60% (with written and oral components)
||For the mid term tests, students will be given the chance to review their answer sheets/marks and the course organiser will go through all the questions with students. For the oral exams, detailed feedback will be provided upon request.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Turkish 1a||3:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Turkish 1A||3:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- read and write short paragraphs in Turkish
- understand the basic features of Turkish grammar.
- recognise and use some basic Turkish vocabulary.
- exchange greetings, introduce themselves and engage confidently in basic conversations.
- translate elementary texts from Turkish into English and vice versa.
|Core coursebook: Istanbul Yabancilar icin Turkce Ders Kitabi ve Calisma Kitabi (A1), by Istanbul Universitesi Dil Merkezi (Istanbul Kultur Sanat Basimevi, 2013)|
Turkish Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook, by Emine Cakir and and Berna Akca (Teach Yourself, 2018)
Turkce Okuyorum 1& 2, by Hakan Yilmaz (Dilmer Yayinlari, 2007, 2010)
Berlitz Turkish-English/English-Turkish Dictionary
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||IMES Turkish 1a
|Course organiser||Dr Hilal Kaya
|Course secretary||Mrs Anne Budo
Tel: (0131 6)50 4161