Elementary Turkish: A Compelete Course for Beginners (Turk Dilleri Arastirmalari Dizisi) (English and Turkish Edition)

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9789757981343: Elementary Turkish: A Compelete Course for Beginners (Turk Dilleri Arastirmalari Dizisi) (English and Turkish Edition)

Elementary Turkish is designed to provide beginning students with sufficient Turkish to meet most of their everyday needs. Once students finish the textbook, they should be able to speak, understand, read, and write Turkish at the level of intermediate-mid. This textbook can be used in a classroom setting or as a self-study aid. Long awaited by students and teachers of Turkish, it is already being used as a textbook at more than 15 universities worldwide. The book is based on an eclectic method that incorporates different aspects of various language-teaching methodologies. Long awaited by students and teachers of Turkish, it is already being used as a textbook at more than 18 universities worldwide. Basic features of the book: - It has a multi-skills syllabus.- It is cyclical: materials presented in one unit recur in the same or expanded form, in the subsequent unit(s).- It is frequency based: materials chosen are comprised of high-frequency words, idioms, expressions, and grammatical structures.- The language used is not artificial, but natural, avoiding contrived expressions.- Grammar is graded, moving from simple to more complex elements. The grammar sections are expanded to facilitate the learners' needs.- Units are based on conversations. All materials in each unit are designed to complement and elaborate on these conversations.- Functional and communicative features are given priority.- Culture is treated as an integral part of the language and the language-learning process.- An English translation is provided for each conversation and sample sentence for learners who do not have the benefit of having an instructor or a tutor.- The book contains over 500 exercises. At the end of the book, there is an Answer Key to Exercises to support learners who are studying Turkish on their own.- Audio materials (in two CDs) contain the alphabet, all of the conversations and the listening sections.- There are six review units, one after every four units.- A cumulative Turkish-English glossary contains about 1,200 most-frequently-used words.- A reverse English-Turkish glossary is provided for convenience.

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Kurtulus Oztopcu, Ph.D. is currently teaching Azerbaijani at UCLA and Turkish at the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute, Beverly Hills, California. For several years, he taught various courses related to Turkic languages at Bogazici University in Istanbul, UCLA and UCBerkeley. He is the author of several scholarly books and articles all relating to Turkic languages, including Dictionary of the Turkic Languages and Elementary Azerbaijani.

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