This is the first part of a two-semester course in Turkish on the intermediate level. This course continues to build on skills acquired in Elementary level Turkish. Intermediate Turkish I is a Hybrid course with one online and 2 face-to-face sessions per week. Course work for the Hybrid portion of the course will be uploaded on the course site on Sakai.

This course is designed to develop students’ speaking as well as writing skills in a lively and interactive classroom and online (hybrid) atmosphere through communicative activities including pair-work, group work, role-playing, games, online forums, etc. Students are encouraged to communicate freely and develop fluency in Turkish.

Oral practice will proceed from exchange of greetings to common everyday exchanges; especially of the type foreign students are likely to encounter in Turkey with particular attention to the key vocabulary centered on each topic.

While building a strong foundation of 4 skills of Turkish (reading, writing, listening and speaking), students are also encouraged to choose their own themes and topics and develop their own projects with the expectation that they involve in oral communication and improve their speaking skills. The projects will be evaluated based on the virtues of these four categories. This course holistically allows students to broaden their cultural horizons by learning about Turkish language and culture.


Elementary Turkish II is a pre-requisite for this course. Students with a background in Turkish can take the Placement Exam to waive the pre-requisite.


Textbook: Elementary Turkish I & II – (new edition)
Author: Kurtulus Oztopcu*
ISBN: 978-975-7981-40-4
Available at (Note: Publisher sells this textbook as a set, which includes Volume I, Volume II and two CDs.)

Minoring in Turkish:

Students can choose Turkish as their minor. Students who want to minor in Turkish must take 4 Turkish language courses (14-16 credits). In addition, they must also take EITHER

  1. Two 300 level Turkish language courses (6 credits), OR
  2. 013:201: Crossroads: Classical Literatures of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia (3 credits), and either 013:203 Language and Society (3 credits), or 013:221 Introduction to the Literatures of the Middle East (3 credits)

To learn more about minoring Turkish, visit out Minors page.