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Hoş geldiniz and welcome to the University of Virginia’s Turkish Program!
**Currently, we are no longer offering the Turkish Language Program. However, we hope to offer it again soon, so check back!
Beginning in Spring 2009, this is the MESALC Department’s newest language program. Our first session of Turkish 101 garnered a great deal of interest and enjoyed high enrollment, so much so that it was expanded to include an additional section. Students also performed a Turkish drama, “Yalanci Romantik,” in Minor Hall at the end of the semester. We look forward to offering more Turkish courses in Fall 2009 and beyond.
Between 60 and 70 million people speak Turkish worldwide, and its history dates back for over 1,000 years. Although all three come from different language families, Turkish has important links with Persian and Arabic languages and cultures. Studying Turkish gives the student access to centuries of art, poetry, and literature, and thought from the earliest days of the Ottoman Empire to the contemporary Republic of Turkey.
Tara Ingram, Adjunct Lecturer
Be sure to check the University Registrar’s course catalog for current offerings.
TURK 1010, 1020: Elementary Turkish I, II
Develops listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Turkish. TURK 1010 and TURK 1020 enable students to successfully perform linguistic tasks that allow them to communicate in everyday situations (e.g., greeting, narrating, describing, ordering, comparing and contrasting, and apologizing). Five class hours per week. Followed by TURK 2010.
CIA Factbook: Turkey
The Institute of Turkish Studies
Turkish Language Association (Türk Dіl Kurumu)