Postgraduate Course: Turkish 1A for PG Credit (IMES11111)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Turkish 1A for PG Credit 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. The course will concentrate on the main linguistic skills i.e. reading, writing, speaking and listening. Specific attention will be given to the grammatical structures of Turkish
Turkish 1A for PG Credit is a beginner-level course which 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
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 39,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Revision Session Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Mid-Semester test and regular quizzes: 10%
Written Exam: 70%
Oral Exam: 20%
||For the mid-term tests/course-work, 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
1.Istanbul Yabancilar icin Turkce Ders Kitabi ve Calisma Kitabi (A1), by Istanbul Universitesi Dil Merkezi (Istanbul Kultur Sanat Basimevi, 2013)
2.Turkish Tutor: Grammar and Vocabulary Workbook, by Emine Cakir and and Berna Akca (Teach Yourself, 2018)
3.Berlitz Turkish-English/English-Turkish Dictionary
4.Turkce Okuyorum 1& 2, by Hakan Yilmaz (Dilmer Yayinlari, 2007, 2010)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||A. Research and Enquiry: Students will be able to use the basic Turkish they have learned in research projects, and seek out opportunities in places where Turkish is spoken and in communication with Turkish speakers. B. Personal and Intellectual Autonomy: Students will be able to read the Turkish script, and understand and independently evaluate basic texts, sources, and speech in the language.
C. Communication: Students will develop basic communication skills in Turkish, and enhance their understanding of and engagement with the Turkish-speaking communities.
D. Personal effectiveness: Students will learn to function independently in basic Turkish, influence positively through communicating with others in Turkish, and adapt to new situations where Turkish is spoken.
|Course organiser||Dr Nazife Takil
|Course secretary||Mrs Anne Budo
Tel: (0131 6)50 4161