TUR 390L • Advanced Turkish II
5:00 PM-6:30 PM
The objective of this course is to improve students' proficiency in the four basic language skills, and increase their familiarity with Turkish culture. Speaking: students are expected to show some spontaneity in language production, and initiate and sustain a general conversation. By the end of the semester they will be able to describe and give precise information, and to produce narration about current, past and future events. Listening: students will possess sufficient comprehension to understand everyday topics, common personal and family news, and well-known current events. Reading: students will be able to comprehend simple authentic printed material within a familiar context. They are expected to understand news items describing frequently occurring events. Writing: students will be able to write a couple of paragraphs on familiar topics, takes notes, and write cohesive summaries.
20% Homework 20% Thirty minutes weekly oral comprehension exercise with the Turkish TA 30% Quizzes 30% Final exam
We will read contemporary literary short stories of appropriate level of difficulty