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Elementary Turkish II

Module titleElementary Turkish II
Module codeARA1032
Academic year2023/4
Module staff

Ferah Burgul (Convenor)

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks


Number students taking module (anticipated)


Module description

Turkish is a modern Turkic language spoken by some 80 million native speakers, largely in the Republic of Turkey, where it has official status. This is an elementary-level Turkish module that continues your introduction the fundamentals of the language, enabling you to communicate orally and engage with text on a basic level.

It provides you with the means and opportunity for you to take your basic reading, writing, oral and aural skills in Turkish to level A2 (waystage/elementary) on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL). Through language, it will further introduce you to aspects of Turkish cultures. You will use a textbook as well as a variety of learning materials chosen by your lecturers.

If you have prior knowledge of Turkish acquired outside of your degree programme or have not completed the prerequisite modules, your level will be assessed by the module convenor in order to establish whether this module is suitable for you—admission in such cases is not guaranteed.

Module aims - intentions of the module


This module aims to enhance your basic reading, writing and communication skills in Turkish. It aims to develop all language-related skills, including reading, listening, speaking and writing—plus cultural knowledge—by means of written texts and audio-visual clips. By the end of the module, you are expected to be ready to embark on intermediate-level study of the language.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO: Module-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 1. Extract a broad sense and some specified detail of written texts at CEFRL level A2.
  • 2. Extract a sense and some specified detail of aural communications at CEFRL level A2.
  • 3. Write short and simple texts on selected topics at CEFRL level A2.
  • 4. Verbally elicit, understand and communicate basic factual information and simple selected topics relevant to everyday situations in Turkish, displaying reasonable levels of oral accuracy at CEFRL level A2.
  • 5. Achieve straightforward translations from and into the target language.
  • 6. Demonstrate a sound grasp of a growing range of basic grammatical structures of Turkish and utilise it to understand and produce texts in it.

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 7. Learn how to consolidate your own learning by using available learning aids, in a variety of media, and organise this process with guidance from course tutors.
  • 8. Understand the principles of intensively learning a new language and organise learning time with guidance from course tutors.
  • 9. Use a reference grammar book and a bilingual dictionary to check the structural and lexical accuracy of your writing and expression in Turkish.

ILO: Personal and key skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 10. Gain experience in working in groups at solving basic linguistic tasks.
  • 11. Develop time management strategies through developing skills of self-study.
  • 12. Exercise autonomy and judgement by developing independent learning skills.
  • 13. Develop strategies for coping with unpractised linguistic, social and cultural situation.
  • 14. Further develop a basic appreciation of the cultures of the people who speak Turkish.

Syllabus plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, the syllabus will cover the following topics:  

  • Turkish grammar and syntax,  
  • Conversational scenarios in Turkish,  
  • Reading and comprehension of Turkish texts,  
  • Turkish writing and composition skills

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity4411 x 4 hour Lectures
Guided Independent study 62Short readings from Turkish literature texts to study and translate at home and later discussed by the whole class.
Guided Independent study 44Translation exercises and reading aloud practices (audio files sent to students by email) are regularly given as homework, which is later discussed and analysed by the whole class.

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Weekly practical and written assignments Weekly practical and written assignments 1-14verbal and/or written feedback

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Continuous assessment 30One written test (90 minutes) One listening test (30 minutes) One oral test (10 minutes) 1-14 verbal and/or written feedback
Examination (May/June Assessment Period)502 hours 1,3,5,6,11,13verbal and/or written feedback
Oral Exam 1010 minutes 2,4,10,11verbal feedback
Listening Exam 1030 minutes 2,6,11verbal and/or written feedback

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Examination 2 hours Examination (2 hours)1,3,5,6,11,13August/September reassessment period
Oral test Oral test (10 minutes) 2,4,10,11August/September reassessment period
Listening test Listening test (30 minutes) 2,6,11August/September reassessment period
Continuous Assessment • One written test (90 minutes) • One listening test (30 minutes) • One oral test (10 minutes) 1-14August/September reassessment period

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

Ä°stanbul Yabancılar Ä°çin Türkçe Ders Kitabı, Kültür-Sanat Basımevi, 2016

Yeni Hitit I (Yabancılar Ä°çin Turkçe Ders Kitabı), (A. Tömer Press), Ankara

Nurettin Koç, Yabancılar Ä°çin Dilbilgisi, 2nd. Edition, Ä°nkılap Press, Ä°stanbul

Türk Dil Kurumu, Türkçe Sözlük, Ankara (Türk Dil Kurumu Press)

Türk Dil Kurumu, Yeni Yazım Kılavuzu, Ankara (Türk Dil Kurumu Press)

F.Nihan KETREZ -A Student Grammar of Turkish

Language laboratory access to Turkish radio and other sources of modern spoken Turkish

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources



Key words search

Elementary, Turkish,

Credit value15
Module ECTS


Module pre-requisites

ARA1031 or relevant basic knowledge of Elementary Turkish

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NQF level (module)


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