Turkish

Fall 

Elementary TURK 101 : MWF 10:15-11:05 

Elementary Turkish 1 and 2 (TURK 101 and TURK 102) are designed to introduce basic Turkish language forms. They introduce the basic Turkish language and daily culture in modern-day Turkey. By the end of 101, students will attain the Novice High level according to ACTFL proficiency guidelines: ability to exchange greetings in appropriate settings, give basic information about self, name familiar objects. Each class intends to develop grammar, listening, writing, and speaking skills while performing and completing a given task in specific settings and situations. Each class intends to develop grammar, listening, writing, and speaking skills while performing and completing a given task in specific settings and situations. No prior Turkish is required for TURK 101.
Intermediate TURK 203 : MWF 1:45-2:35

This course is the first of the two Intermediate levels of Turkish (TURK 203 and 204). It will build on students’ existing basic skills. There will be a focus on communication, and students will have opportunities to practice Turkish in oral, written, and reading forms. Besides pre-recorded video lectures and audio conversations, students will explore authentic materials such as TV commercials, film trailers, and news media. By the end of 203, students will attain the Intermediate level according to ACTFL proficiency guidelines: ability to produce sentences in various past time frames, easily converse in daily routine and social situations, school, work, personal preferences, narrate a string of sentences, and can be understood by native speakers. Each class intends to develop grammar, listening, writing, and speaking skills while performing and completing a given task in specific settings and situations.
Prior language experience is required. (Either completing TURK 102 or its equivalent.)

https://asianmideast.duke.edu/undergraduate/language-studies/turkish

 

Spring

Elementary Turkish 2 (TURK 102) is designed to introduce Turkish language forms. This course explores everyday life and culture in Turkish through media. By the end of the course, students will attain Intermediate Low proficiency, according to ACTFL proficiency guidelines: the ability to converse about familiar subjects, keep the conversation about self and family, produce more than one sentence, produce present tense, and some past tense. Prior language experience required (Either completing Turkish 101 or its equivalent. Otherwise, please see the Instructor for a placement test).

Intermediate Turkish 2 (TURK 204)  This course is the second of the two Intermediate levels of Turkish (TURK 203 and 204) and builds on students’ existing basic skills. There will be a focus on communication, and students will have opportunities to practice Turkish in oral, written, and reading forms. Besides pre-recorded video lectures and audio conversations, students will explore authentic materials such as TV commercials, film trailers, and news media. Each class intends to develop grammar, listening, writing, and speaking skills while performing and completing a given task in specific settings and situations. At the end of this course, students will reach the Intermediate High level according to ACTFL proficiency guidelines: ability to communicate in both informal and formal settings, to express in all present, past, and future time frames, to write a short narrative. Prior language experience required. (Either completing Turkish 203 or its equivalent. Otherwise, please see the Instructor for a placement test).

Courses are taught by Didem Havioglu, Associate Professor of the Practice of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University.

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