Intensive Advanced Turkish – Course at U of Chicago

Intensive Advanced Turkish (TURK 30101-30102-30103/NELG 30101-30102-30103) will once again be offered during Summer Session 2012 at the University of Chicago.

Course Description:

Intensive Third Year Turkish is designed for the intermediate to advanced student with two or more years of study in Modern Turkish, and also serves as an introduction to Turkish Literature. The course is open to Students who have already taken Second or Third Year Turkish. This class sequence aims to develop advanced proficiency in Turkish, focusing on the four skill areas of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Short stories, novel excerpts, newspaper and academic articles, and poetry are read in the original. A series of audio-visual modules using the Deep Approach methodology are also featured. A short primer in comparative Turkic is included for the benefit of students who wish to explore other Turkic languages.

Writing assignments on variety of topics enhance students’ abilities to gain proficiency and to experience different stylistic written forms of Turkish. Class presentations emphasize the formal style of spoken Turkish, while free conversations provide experience with informal spoken Turkish. Reading assignments on a variety of topics from different periods familiarize students with changes in the Turkish language, including 20th century Ottoman examples in the Latin script. Listening skills are reinforced by regular lectures in Turkish on different aspects of Turkish culture, literature and politics, and by viewing Turkish films.

The sequence is designed to accommodate students with Title VI Fellowships, as well as those who want to achieve a better proficiency in Turkish for academic or non-academic reasons. FLAS Fellows must register for all three courses (TURK 30101-30102-30103). To accommodate students who have already taken a different Third Year Level sequence at the University of Chicago or elsewhere, this summer intensive class is also cross-listed as NELG 30101-30102-30103.

For more information on the course format and contents, please email the instructor at


The dates for the TURKISH 30101-30102-30103 Course are June 18th-July 27th 2012, divided into three sessions of two weeks each. There are a total of 90 contact hours over the six week class period.

Visiting students (at any level) who wish to register should follow the instructions at:

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