Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA1031: Elementary Turkish I

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

You will be expected to learn proper pronunciation that may have distinct features by recourse to the teacher during class and classroom audio materials; to express yourself using very basic grammar structures and relevant vocabulary at A1 level. Examples of recorded daily life conversations and narrations are used through which listening and speaking skills are promoted. Translation exercises are regularly given as homework, which is later corrected and analysed by the whole class. You are also often referred to study materials which later given feedback about by the teacher, with some of these texts appearing in the final exam. Simple examples of Turkish literary work will be used for reading and comprehension.

Week 1: Introduction to Turkish Language, Literature, Culture and

Civilization (lecture)

Week 2: Basic structure of the Turkish Language (text-based study)

Weeks 3-5: Elementary Turkish Grammar (text-based study)

Week 6: Mid-term exam

Weeks 7-10: Intermediate Turkish Grammar (text-based study)

Week 11: Review of entire 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 activity33 hoursLectures
Guided Independent study 117 hours117 hours

Online Resources

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