2013 Summer Semester for Turkish Classes at ATA-NC will begin on Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 and continue until Thursday, August 1st, 2013.
Turkic languages have a literary history which dates back more than 2,000 years. These languages are spoken by some 180 million people as a native language and the total number of Turkic language speakers is over 200 million including speakers as a second language. The Turkish language spoken today in Republic of Turkey, which was modernized during the Turkish revolutionary independence movement of the first half of the twentieth century, is the language being taught in ATA-NC’s Turkish classes. The idea of learning Turkish is new to many Americans. With the increasing global importance of Turkey in the last couple of decades and as a result of rapidly growing number of Americans visiting Turkey, more and more Americans are interested in learning Turkish.
The following classes are offered at ATA-NC attempt to help individuals who want to speak the Turkish language and learn more about the Turkish culture. Please note that not all classes are offered in the same semester. The classes are opened based on student demand and availability of our teachers.
Turkish 101: Elementary Turkish 1: Basic grammar elements and key suffixes are introduced; basic phrases used during common situations are taught; homeworks will be assigned in this class. Prerequisites: Understanding of basic grammar elements in English.
Turkish 102: Elementary Turkish 2: More elements of the Turkish grammar and suffixes along with present continuous, present, future, and past definite tenses are introduced; telling date and time and also common phrases used during daily conversations are taught; homeworks will be assigned in this class. Prerequisites: Completion of Turkish 101 or equivalent proficiency in Turkish.
Turkish 103: Beginner Turkish 1: Advanced elements of the Turkish grammar and suffixes are studied; verbal nouns and noun clauses are introduced; development of listening, speaking, and reading skills; homeworks will be assigned in this class. Prerequisites: Completion of Turkish 102 or equivalent proficiency in Turkish.
Turkish 104: Beginner Turkish 2: More advanced elements of the Turkish grammar and suffixes along with compound tenses, optatives primary postpositions, when/while clauses with adverbial auxliaries, and elementary necessitatives are studied; further development of conversational skills; more complex phrases with clauses used during common conversations are taught; homeworks will be assigned in this class. Prerequisites: Completion of Turkish 103 or equivalent proficiency in Turkish.
Turkish 110: Intermediate Turkish 1: More advanced elements of the Turkish grammar and suffixes along with intermediate necessitatives, non-future subject participles, secondary postpositions, and more primary postpositions are introduced; further development of conversational skills; more complex phrases with clauses used during common conversations are taught; homeworks will be assigned in this class. Prerequisites: Completion of Turkish 104 or equivalent proficiency in Turkish.
Turkish 111: Intermediate Turkish 2: More advanced elements of the Turkish grammar and suffixes along with advanced necessitatives, non-future object participles, partitives, and passive forms are studied; further development of conversational skills; more complex phrases with clauses used during common conversations are taught; homeworks will be assigned in this class. Prerequisites: Completion of Turkish 110 or equivalent proficiency in Turkish.
Turkish 201/202: Advanced Turkish: Complex grammar elements in Turkish are taught. Popular subjects of interests (e.g., politics, technology, sports, science, etc.) will constitute the main conversation topics in Turkish. homeworks will be assigned in this class. Prerequisites: Completion of Turkish 104 or equivalent proficiency in Turkish.
Turkish 301/302: Advanced Turkish: Continuation of Turkish 201/202 with focus on conversation. Prerequisites: Completion of Turkish 201/202 or equivalent proficiency in Turkish.
Turkish Conversation Class: This class is for students who have taken advanced level of Turkish classes before. Some grammar might be reviewed. However the main focus will be on conversation. Communicative Language Teaching methods will be used to help students speak Turkish. Authentic reading materials and video clips in Turkish will be used to improve students' reading and listening abilities.
Please note that all Turkish 100 level classes are mostly grammar based and only 6-7 topics are introduced in each semester.
Classes Offered in the Summer Semester of 2013:
· Beginner Turkish 2 (Turkish 104): Every Thursday at 6:30PM / Teacher: Bora Bali
Please note that this is a 10-week full semester. It can be extended to 12 weeks at teacher's discretion.
Tuition & Rules:
1. Turkish Class Tuitions:
For 10/12-week Semesters: $150.00
For 4/5-week Sessions: $75.00
Prorating is not offered. The tuition is the same regardless of the number of the classes a student attends.
2. Although the aforementioned classes are offered, they are opened only if there is more than one registered student. In other words, there must be at least two registered students to open a class. Please contact the teacher using the e-mail address provided at the bottom of this page to learn whether or not the offered class is opened. If students drop out during semester, the class remains open even if there is only one student remaining.
3. The registration forms can be downloaded from the link given below. The first classes will begin half an hour early for registration and introductions. Please fill out the registration form and bring it to the first class. It is imperative for prospective and continuing students to contact the teacher before attending any class to indicate their desire to take the class.
4. The textbook for the Turkish 101/102/103/104/110/111 classes is “Teach Yourself Turkish, Complete Course” by Asuman Çelen-Pollard, et al (ISBN 978-0071434225). Students should to bring their own copy to the class. A Turkish-English dictionary is also recommended. Dictionaries from the publisher Redhouse are good choices as they indicate suffix usages with particular Turkish words, which are very useful for beginners.
5. Joining classes after the 2nd week of the semester is usually not permitted although it is left to teacher’s discretion.
6. Class tuitions are due before the 2nd week of the semester. If you are permitted to join the class after the 2nd week, the full tuition is due when you start the classes. Please make checks payable to ATA-NC.
7. There may be extra classes at teacher’s discretion. These will be announced during the semester.
8. As indicated above, there are prerequisites for taking Turkish classes. If you have not completed the prerequisite of the class you would like to take, but believe that you have sufficient proficiency in Turkish for that level, you can contact the teacher to see if you can join the class. You may be asked to demonstrate your proficiency in Turkish.
Class Location: ATA-NC Türk Evi, 303 East Durham Road, Suite F, Cary, NC 27511 [ Map ]
Posted on 2013-05-07