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Undergraduate Course: Turkish 2a (IMES08052)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryTurkish 2a builds on the foundations laid in Turkish 1a and Turkish 1b. It provides further development of linguistic skills in the modern language, including expanding the students' knowledge of grammatical structures and regular practice of spoken Turkish.
Course description Turkish 2a aims to teach the structure of the Turkish language through Istanbul B1 course book. This book covers adverbial clauses, the past continuous tense, and adverbial phrases, gerunds and infinitives, indirect speech, modal verbs (obligation and necessity) in the present and past forms, wish and if clauses, and subordinating verbs in Turkish.

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Turkish 1B (IMES08049)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Student must pass Turkish 1b or sit the entrance test before enrolling. For further information contact
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesStudent you must pass a placement test. This test will take place during Welcome week. Please contact the IMES office by email at
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 39, Summative Assessment Hours 4, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 153 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 70 %, Coursework 10 %, Practical Exam 20 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Mid-Semester test and regular quizzes: 10%
Written Exam: 70%
Oral Exam: 20%
Feedback 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.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Turkish 2a3:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Turkisn 2a3:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. understand straightforward information about everyday related topics, follow clear speech directed at them, and follow some programmes on the Internet on topics of personal interest.
  2. understand the main points in straightforward texts and subjects of personal interest, read through simple factual texts in magazines and newspapers, and read simple versions of short stories.
  3. start a conversation on topics that are familiar, describe incidents, express their feelings, give prepared presentations, give practical instructions on how to do something and express their opinions on topics of personal interest.
  4. write about a variety of familiar subjects well enough for others to follow their story or argument, and write a detailed description of a country s cuisine, books, films and music.
Reading List
Core coursebook: Istanbul Yabancilar icin Turkce Ders Kitabi (B1), 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)

Yeni Hitit Yabancilar Icin Turkce (B1) by Ankara Universitesi Turkce Ogretim Merkezi (Ankara, 2013)

Berlitz Turkish-English/English-Turkish Dictionary
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills - Communication skills
- Oral presentation competency
- Time management
Course organiserDr Nazife Takil
Course secretaryMrs Anne Budo
Tel: (0131 6)50 4161
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