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Introductory Turkish I
CEUS-T 181/581
Sibel Crum

In this course, students will continue to develop a foundation of Turkish grammar and vocabulary.  Several new verb tenses and verb constructions will be introduced, as well as adverbial and adjectival phrases. Speaking, reading, writing and listening will be emphasized.  Students will be expected to carry on simple conversations, discuss films and stories, read articles in books and newspapers, provide and elicit information, and understand spoken selections from television media and other sources.

Required texts and materials:

This textbook includes two CDs.  We will use it during both semesters of Introductory Turkish.  Available online at:

Suggested texts and materials

Assignments and grading policy

At the end of the semester you will receive a final course grade. It is derived from the following components:

Participation: 30%
Homework (oral and written assignments, presentations, journal): 30%
Quizzes and chapter tests: 15%
Midterm exam (oral interview and written): 10%
Final exam: (oral and written components): 15%

Homework is given every day; and it is due the following morning in class. You may turn in late homework to receive feedback from your instructor. However, you will not receive credit for late homework. Bonuses or extra credit are not given for extracurricular events.