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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Postgraduate Course: Turkish 1B for PG Credit (IMES11112)

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 1B for PG Credit will provide students with further skills to communicate in Turkish. It will cover some other tenses: second form of the past tense, the future and the perfect tense. Reading and speaking will be included to practice these tenses and new vocabulary 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 1B for PG Credit is an elementary-level course which aims to teach the structure of the Turkish language through Istanbul A2 course book. During the second semester the syllabus design will be as follows: the reported past and the aorist tenses, the imperative and optative moods, noun & adjective making suffixes, punctuation, the ability suffix, -dIr suffix, direct speech and subordinating verbs and phrases in Turkish, more vocabulary, pronouns and dialogues, and translating from Turkish to English.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Admission to the course is conditional on passing Turkish 1a or an entrance exam. This test will take place during January Welcome week. Please contact IMES office by email at
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 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 39, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 4, 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 S2 (April/May)Turkish 1b3:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Turkish 1b3:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Recognise the derived forms of the Turkish verb.
  2. Conjugate Turkish verbs in the past, present and future.
  3. Use a wider Turkish lexicon, including some basic vocabulary from the fields of culture, history, politics and literature.
  4. Speak and write about their daily lives, past experiences and future plans.
  5. Translate lower intermediate&/elementary level texts from Turkish into English and vice versa.
Reading List

1. Istanbul Yabancilar icin Turkce Ders Kitabi (A2), 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.T├╝rkce Okuyorum 1& 2, by Hakan Yilmaz (Dilmer Yayinlari, 2007, 2010)
4.Berlitz Turkish-English/English-Turkish Dictionary
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills A. Research and Inquiry: Students will be able to use 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 understand and independently evaluate longer texts, sources, and speech in Turkish; and be able to reflect and give opinions in the language.
C. Communication: Students will further develop their communication skills in modern Turkish, and enhance their understanding of and engagement with the Turkish-speaking communities.
D. Personal effectiveness: Students will learn to function independently in advanced elementary Turkish, influence positively through communicating with others in Turkish, and adapt to new situations where Turkish is spoken.
KeywordsTurkish,integrated approach,elementary
Course organiserDr Nazife Takil
Course secretaryMiss Hope Hamilton
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167
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