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

Postgraduate Course: Turkish 2A for PG Credit (IMES11113)

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 2A for PG Credit is a pre-intermediate course which builds on the foundations laid in Turkish 1A and Turkish 1B. It consolidates the students' knowledge of modern standard Turkish. It provides further development of linguistic skills i.e. reading, writing, speaking and listening. Specific attention will be given to the grammatical structures of Turkish, including expanding the students' knowledge of grammatical structures and regular practice of spoken Turkish.
Course description Turkish 2A for PG Credit is a pre-intermediate-level course which provides further development of the students' linguistic skills in modern Turkish, both written and oral. It aims to teach the structure of the Turkish language through Istanbul B1 course book. This book covers adverbial clauses, the past continuous tense, and adverbial phrases, gerunds and infinitives, indirect speech, modal verbs (obligation and necessity) in the present and past forms, wish and if clauses, and subordinating verbs in Turkish. A selection of simple 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 1B for PG Credit (IMES11112)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Admission to the course is conditional on passing Turkish 1b or an entrance exam. This test will take place during 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 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 39, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 3, 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) 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 2a3:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand straightforward information about everyday topics, follow clear speech, and follow some programmes on the Internet on topics of personal interest.
  2. Understand the main points in straightforward texts and subjects of personal interest, read through simple factual texts in magazines and newspapers, and read simple versions of short stories.
  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 a country¿s cuisine, books, films and music.¿
Reading List

1. Istanbul Yabancilar icin Turkce Ders Kitabi (B1), 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.Türkce Okuyorum 1& 2, by Hakan Yilmaz (Dilmer Yayinlari, 2007, 2010)
4.Yeni Hitit Yabancilar Icin Turkce (B1) by Ankara Universitesi Turkce Ogretim Merkezi (Ankara, 2013)
5.Berlitz Turkish-English/English-Turkish Dictionary
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills A. Research and Enquiry: 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 the pre-intermediate Turkish, influence positively through communicating with others in Turkish, and adapt to new situations where Turkish is spoken.
KeywordsTurkish,Pre-Intermediate,Integrated approach
Course organiserDr Nazife Takil
Course secretaryMs June Cahongo
Tel: (0131 6)50 3620
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