Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3165: Advanced Turkish Language I

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover topics related to advanced Turkish language, including grammar, writing, reading, speaking, and translating.

Teaching varies between lectures and commentary on the main textbook, readings, translation, dictation from and discussion of Turkish texts. We do translation exercises collectively; regular vocabulary reviews; reading of poetic and prose texts. Students give presentations on grammatical issues or texts which they have studied or read independently. Students will study different types of texts, historical, literary, current affairs; will learn how to matter different styles of expression oral and written. Teaching will also include Turkish media (TV broadcasts, news, interview, documentaries, as well as music and songs).

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities16.511 x 1.5 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities16.511 x 1.5 hour seminars
Guided Independent Study11Students group work on Turkish media and text to prepare for oral presentation
Guided independent study95Private Study on homework assignments including translation, grammar, or oral presentation (around 4.5 hours per week)
Guided independent study11Assessed tests contribute towards continuous assessment mark. An average mark will be taken of all the marks of assessed tests

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).