Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2164: Intermediate Turkish I

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 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 some or all of the following topics:

Teaching varies between lectures and commentary on the main textbook (Ä°stanbul BI), in-class readings, translation and discussion of Turkish texts; translation (Turkish>English) exercises done collectively by the whole class; regular vocabulary reviews; the reading of poetic and prose texts aloud together; individual students give presentations of grammatical points or texts which they have studied or read at home. Learning resources are provided regularly, including worksheets that discuss difficult points of grammar, and literary texts (prose and poetry) to illustrate aspects of Turkish language. It is expected that all students will learn the proper pronunciation of the vocabulary featured in the textbook by recourse to the teacher during class and to audio recordings independently over the course of the week. Translation exercises are regularly given as homework, which are later corrected and analysed by the whole class.

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 Activity4411 x 4 hour lectures
Guided independent study106Independent study, including reviewing new grammar rules learned in class; learning vocabulary; practising grammar and vocabulary through drill exercises; preparatory reading and vocabulary acquisition; reading for comprehension and language development; listening to and watching DVDs; writing short compositions; web-based activities; revising for examinations

Online Resources

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

Web-based and electronic resources:

Turkish Language Society (Türk Dil Kurumu) : https://sozluk.gov.tr/
Yunus Emre Institude (Yunus Emre Enstitüsü): https://www.yee.org.tr/tr/yayinlar?k=161&yk=192
Yunus Emre Turkish Teaching Portal: https://turkce.yee.org.tr/en/