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Undergraduate Course: Turkish 1A (IMES08048)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe 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.
Course description 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.
Auditing/Class Only is not permitted for any languages courses.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements PLEASE NOTE: This course is designed for complete beginners with no previous knowledge of Turkish of any kind. Students considering taking Turkish 1a as an elective course who have knowledge of Turkish at or beyond CEFR A2 level, or students who are native speakers of Turkish, should not enrol in this course, as this would be considered academic misconduct. In such cases the students will be asked to leave the course.
Additional Costs N\A
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Course Start Date 18/09/2023
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 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) Revision
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 70 %, Coursework 10 %, Practical Exam 20 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Regular quizzes/ tests: 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 1a3:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Turkish 1A3:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. read and write short paragraphs in Turkish
  2. understand the basic features of Turkish grammar.
  3. recognise and use some basic Turkish vocabulary.
  4. exchange greetings, introduce themselves and engage confidently in basic conversations.
  5. translate elementary texts from Turkish into English and vice versa.
Reading List
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
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Study Abroad no
KeywordsIMES Turkish 1a
Course organiserDr Nazife Takil
Course secretaryMiss Hope Hamilton
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167
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