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Undergraduate Course: Turkish 2b (IMES08053)

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 2b is designed to lead on from Turkish 2a and provides further development of the students' linguistic skills in modern Turkish, both written and oral.
Course description Turkish 2b aims to teach the structure of the Turkish language through Istanbul B2 course book. This book covers until/till suffixes, the passive voice, when and while suffixes, the causative and the relative clause suffixes, the reported speech and conjunctions, the punctuation. A selection of short literary texts and essays in modern Turkish will also be studied.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Turkish 2a (IMES08052)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Student must pass Turkish 2a or sit the entrance test before enrolling. For further information contact
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesStudents must pass Turkish 2a to take this course or take a entrance test. Please contact
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture 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) Coursework: 10%
Exam: 90% (Written exam 80% and oral 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 S2 (April/May)Turkish 2b3:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Turkish 2b3:00
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, TV and radio on topics of personal interest.
  2. understand the main points in straightforward texts and subjects of personal interest, read through factual texts in magazines and newspapers, and read short samples of text from novels.
  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 an experience, dream and imaginary event including feelings and reactions.
Reading List
Core coursebook: Istanbul Yabancilar icin Turkce Ders Kitabi (B2), 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 (B2) 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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