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Postgraduate Course: Turkish 2B for PG Credit (IMES11114)

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 2B for PG Credit is an intermediate course which builds on the foundations laid in Turkish 1A, Turkish 1B, and Turkish 2A. 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 2B for PG Credit is an 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 B2 course book. This book covers until/till suffixes, the passive voice, when and while suffixes, the causative and the relative clause suffixes, the reported speech and conjunctions, the punctuation. A selection of 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 2A for PG Credit (IMES11113)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Admission to the course is conditional on passing Turkisk 2a 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 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 S2 (April/May)Turkish 2b3:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Turkish 2b3:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand straightforward information about everyday related topics, follow clear speech directed at them, and follow some programmes on the Internet, TV and radio on topics of personal interest.
  2. Understand the main points in straightforward texts and subjects of personal interest, read through factual texts in magazines and newspapers, and read short samples of text from novels.
  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 an experience, dream and imaginary event including feelings and reactions
Reading List

1. Istanbul Yabancilar icin Turkce Ders Kitabi (B2), 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 intermediate 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 intermediate-level Turkish, influence positively through communicating with others in Turkish, and adapt to new situations where Turkish is spoken.
KeywordsTurkish,Integrated approach,Intermediate
Course organiserDr Nazife Takil
Course secretaryMs June Cahongo
Tel: (0131 6)50 3620
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