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

Spring 2010


Unique Days Time Location Instructor
42580 MW
3:00 PM-5:00 PM
UTC 1.142

Course Description

The purpose of the course is to improve students' proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing so as to enable them to reach the Intermediate High level, in the Turkish Proficiency Guidelines scale, in all four skills. Students will be expected to handle successfully most uncomplicated communicative tasks and social situations, and initiate, sustain, and close a general conversation with a number of strategies appropriate to a range of circumstances and topics, with an emerging evidence of connected discourse in simple narration and/or description. Improvement in the other skills, including learning more about Turkish history, literature, and culture, is achieved through doing library research, reading newspapers, periodicals, and using the Turkish electronic network.

Grading Policy

Attendance and Class Participation 10% Homework 20% Quizzes 30% Final Exam 20% Weekly speaking with TA 20%


Cassette tapes, accompanied by a Student Workbook (available in the Union Copy Center), purchased in the language lab in Batts Hall. Interviews with native Turkish speakers, in Batts HALL Lab. Turkish Interactive Computer Programs. Reklamlar I and II, and film sketches I and II, viewed in Batts Hall, Liberal Arts Media Center Turkce Konusalim/Let's Speak Turkish video tapes lessons 8 through 15, to be used during lab hours on Thursdays. Lewis, G.L. Turkish and Underhill, R. Turkish Grammar.


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