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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Fall 2006

TUR 506 • First-Year Turkish I

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
43230 MW
10:00 AM-12:00 PM
11:00 AM-12:00 PM
PAR 305
CAL 323

Course Description

This course introduces students to modern standard Turkish. With proficiency oriented instruction the course develops students' communicative skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Various classroom activities, including folk songs are used to stimulate the process of acquiring the Turkish language and culture. By the end of the semester students are expected to acquire a pronunciation which is understood by a native speaker, to communicate orally using learned material, to read and write the assigned texts correctly. In this course the emphasis is not on grammar explanation but rather on communication and functional usage of the language. Students are expected to role-play the assigned situations by using learned phrases and vocabulary.

Grading Policy

Every week students have to practice 30 minutes speaking (20% of the finale grade) with Turkish TA Özgür Erciyes. Please make arrangements directly with Ozgür, E-mail: 10% Class attendance and participation 20% Speaking during the semester with Ö. Erciyes_ 20% Homework. 10% Five vocabulary quizzes 10% Oral midterm exam (no written exam) 30% Five Quizzes.


A course packet (Suzan Özel, Turkish I: A Communicative Approach) is available at the University Duplicating Service at Texas Union. For listening comprehension cassette tapes can be purchased in the language lab at Mezes Hall. You should also use "Turkish Language On line:


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