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Postgraduate Course: Turkish 1A for PG Credit (IMES11111)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryTurkish 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
Course description 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)
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.
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
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( 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 152 )
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/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.
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
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)
Additional Information
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 organiserDr Nazife Takil
Course secretaryMiss Hope Hamilton
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167
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