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Film: Propaganda, Turkish Circle, May 5

Merhaba Arkadaşlar!

This Thursday, May 5, we will be showing ‘Propaganda‘, a Turkish film with English subtitles at 4:30 PM. We will write with more details tomorrow, but save the date!

Görüşmek üzere,
Emma and Bill

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Festival: Chicago Turkish Festival, Daley Plaza, May 22-25

Chicago Turkish Festival
CTF2011Daley Plaza, 22-25th May, 2011
It is the 9th year of this increasingly popular festival will again be held at one of downtown Chicago’s busiest squares, right across from City Hall on the block of Washington Street between Clark and Dearborn.
The Festival will be open to general public free of charge from 10 AM to 6 PM CST. Free live performances will take place between noon and 2 PM at the Daley Plaza stage every day.
This year’s Festival will once again feature demonstrations of art, film, dance, music and gourmet food, where Chicagoans will get the opportunity to celebrate, learn, and savor Turkish hospitality, culture, heritage and cuisine.
Without leaving the comfort of Daley Plaza, visitors will vividly experience various regions of Turkey together with the participants from Turkey and Turkish-Americans living in the culturally diverse community of Chicago. Visitors will be able to browse and buy Turkish products, souvenirs and handicrafts, find travel information, participate in activities for children, view many authentic demonstrations and performances, sample Turkish cuisine, and domuch, much more at the Festival.
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Intensive Summer School: Ottoman Paleography, Yildiz Technical University, June 20 – August 6

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Turkish and Modern Persian Courses, Boston University Summer Term

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Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW), the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Application Deadline April 1

Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW)

The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, is located just 2 1/2 hours southwest of Chicago in the sister towns of Champaign and Urbana. Housing is readily available on and off campus. It is the perfect location to spend your summer studying. The Department of Linguistics, with support from the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies , Center for African Studies, CIBER, Center for Global Studies,European Union Center and REEEC, offers the Summer Institute for Languages of the Muslim World (SILMW) with intensive courses in a variety of Muslim world languages, including Arabic, Bosnian, Pashto, Persian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu and Wolof. The eight-week program incorporates intensive languages study with cultural experience and activities. Course material covers two semesters of study for each prospective language, which is transferable to many universities for credit.

As SILMW participants, students are able to utilize all UI resources, which include an extensive library network, high quality gyms, campus wi-fi, computer labs, and others. The application is available online at and the application fee is only $150 for graduate or undergraduate students.  Past students have enjoyed their experience with SILMW and plan to return to the program.  Note that due to an agreement with the university administration, all SILMW students will pay in-state tuition fees regardless of their resident states!

Deadline to apply: April 1, 2011

Dates of study: June 11 – August 4, 2011


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A program of Turkish Classical and Folk Music, Middle East Music Ensemble, International House, March 13

When: Sunday, March 13, 2011 6:00 pm
Where: International House, Assembly Hall
1414 East 59th Street, Chicago, IL
Description: The second concert of three in the year-long series will feature Turkish music. The three-part series will conclude with an Iranian concert on May 22.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information on the Middle East Music Ensemble, visit

Cost: Event is free and open to the public.
Contact: International House
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Institute of Turkish Studies 2011-2012 Grants, Application Deadline March 13

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Turkic Applied Linguist, Indiana University – Bloomington, December 15

Turkic Applied Linguist

The Department of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Turkic Applied Linguistics beginning August 2011 at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Applicants must hold a doctorate or anticipate its completion by the time of the appointment, in a field of second language acquisition (applied linguistics). Candidates should have a record of publications on Turkic applied linguistics/second language acquisition.

Candidates should have native or near native fluency in Turkish or another Turkic language. The successful candidate will teach classes in Turkish or other Turkic languages and in second language acquisition/applied linguistics, coordinate and supervise language instruction in the department, and play an active role in Indiana University’s Title VI Language Resource Center, the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region. The candidate will also be expected to pursue grant opportunities for expanding the Turkic language program at Indiana University. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

For full consideration, complete applications must be received by December 15, 2010. Send paper copies of your letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample or samples approximately 25 pages in length, as well as three signed copies of letters of recommendation, to Turkic Applied Linguist Search Committee, Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Indiana University, 157 Goodbody Hall, 1011 East Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405-7005.

Indiana University is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

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Turkish Language and Literature Lecturer Position, Stanford University

Turkish Language and Literature Lecturer Position Announcement, Stanford

The Department of Comparative Literature at Stanford University invites
applications for a two-year renewable lecturer position in Turkish Language
and Literature, beginning September 2010. We are seeking a skilled
instructor with a commitment to a proficiency-based approach to language
teaching at all levels, and an interest in ongoing professional development
in language pedagogy.

Responsibilities include teaching six courses per academic year (i.e. 2
courses per academic quarter), developing a Turkish language and culture
program, and collaborating with other Stanford units in enhancing Turkic
language instruction. The lecturer will teach Turkish language courses as
well as courses that draw on modern literary, social, political, cultural
and/or sociolinguistic topics related to the Turkish language and that are
appropriate to the appointee’s research and expertise.

Applicants must have: 1) native or near-native fluency in modern Turkish; 2)
excellent command of English; 3) extensive experience in teaching modern
Turkish as a second language in a college or university environment; 4) an
M.A. in Turkish studies or an allied field of the humanities. Ph.D. in the
above-mentioned disciplines is highly preferred. A background in literature
is an asset. Command of Ottoman Turkish and/or Turkic languages is highly

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, statement of teaching
philosophy and methodology, curriculum vitae, three letters of
recommendation, course evaluations (if available) and sample course syllabi
to Turkish Language and Literature Search, Stanford University, Department
of Comparative Literature, 450 Serra Mall, Pigott Hall, Stanford, CA
94305-2031.  Email:

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to
increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and
applicants from women and members minority groups, as well as others who
would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching

Review of applications with begin on April 1st, 2010 and will continue until
the position is filled.

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Turkish Language Courses offered at Boston University Summer Term

Turkish language courses offered at Boston University Summer Term.

First-Semester Turkish CAS LT 111

Introduction to spoken and written Turkish and fundamentals of Turkish grammar, with oral drills and written exercises. 4 cr. Tuition: $2120

Summer 1 (May 18-June 24):
A1 Mon./Tues./Wed./Thurs. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Roberta Micallef

Second-Semester Turkish CAS LT 112

Prereq: CAS LT 111. Completes introduction to modern Turkish grammar, with emphasis on development of aural and written comprehension, as well as writing and speaking abilities. 4 cr. Tuition: $2120

Summer 2 (June 28-August 5):
B1 Mon./Tues./Wed./Thurs. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Roberta Micallef

Registration details can be found at:

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