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

Fall 2007


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
43485 MWF
9:00 AM-10:00 AM

Course Description

By the end of the semester students should reach intermediate-high level (Turkish Proficiency Guidelines) in four basic language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing, as well as culture. Students should be able to speak and handle successfully a variety of communicative tasks and social situations, participate in conversations on topics beyond the most immediate needs, e.g., personal history and leisure time activities. Students should be able to listen to and understand face-to-face conversations, announcements and reports over the media, listen to and understand sentence-length utterances, main ideas and most details of connected discourse on a variety of topics. Reading is an important part of this course. Students should be able to read with increased understanding texts dealing with a variety of basic and social needs, write short paragraphs, take notes on familiar topics, and respond in writing to personal questions.

Grading Policy

Attendance is required. During the semester students may have up to five unexcused absences. Five points will be deducted from the final grade for any further absences. 20% Homework 20% Thirty minutes weekly oral comprehension exercise with the teaching assistant 30% Quizzes 30% Final exam


Depending on students' research and personal interest we will read newspapers and scholarly articles about history, economics, and social life as well as literary pieces of appropriate length and level of difficulty.


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