Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Online Turkish

UT-Austin's Middle Eastern Studies Online Language Institute will be offering an undergraduate course on Intermediate Turkish this fall 2013.  This course will create a "virtual classroom" that is ideal for language learning online.  Students will be able to work in small groups and pairs, or as a class, and they will be able to receive individualized attention just as they would in a non-online language class.

Course title 
TUR 320K Intermediate Turkish I (3 credits)

DuyguCourse instructor
Duygu Uslu Ok has taught English as a Foreign Language in Turkey for nine years at the university level. She has a B.A. in Foreign Language Education, an M.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language, and she recently earned her Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin in Foreign Language Education with an emphasis on language learning motivation, learner identity, and the role of future goals in the language classrooms. She speaks English fluently and has studied German and Spanish.

Course description
Intermediate to high-level Turkish in four basic language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.  Informal OPI tests will be conducted at the beginning and end of the program.  Not open to native speakers of Turkish. 

Applicants should have finished approximately 12 credit hours of university-level Turkish. Prerequisite for UT students: Turkish 611C or 412L with a grade of at least C.  

Istanbul_streetWhen will the live online classes take place?
Classes will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the following time:
Central (US), 11 AM - 12 PM

Course format
This course runs according to the regular UT academic calendar.  Class begins Wednesday, August 28th, and ends Friday, December 6th.  

Who should apply?
We welcome applications from students, working professionals, retirees, UT affiliates, and non-UT affiliates.  

How do I apply?
Non-UT students will complete the online application by clicking here.  Applications are due by August 2, 2013.  UT students will register as they normally would for any other UT class.

What sort of credit do I get for this course?
UT students will receive three hours of undergraduate credit from UT.  Non-UT students will receive three hours of undergraduate credit through University Extension.

What will it cost?
The tuition for this course is $1,168. 

What are the technology requirements?
Personal Computer (Windows or Macintosh) with:

  • Sound card
  • Good quality headphones with microphone capability
  • Webcam (the better the quality, the clearer your video stream will be)
  • Internet connection (Broadband/Ethernet; Wi Fi is usually too slow)
For Windows Users:
  • 1.4GHz Intel® Pentium® 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Microsoft® Windows® XP or Windows 7; 2GHz Pentium 4 or faster processor (or equivalent) for Windows Vista®  
  • Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 
  • 512 MB of RAM (1GB recommended) for Windows XP or Windows 7; 1GB of RAM (2GB recommended) for Windows Vista

For Mac OS Users:

  • 1.83GHz Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
  • Mac OS X, 10.5, 10.6 or 10.7.2 (Intel)
  • 512MB of RAM (1GB recommended) 

Notable dates
8/2, applications are due for non-UT students
8/5 - 8/9, informal OPI testing
8/16, notifications of acceptance
8/23, payment due
8/28, class begins

Contact Denise Beachum,


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