• Offered by Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Turkish
  • Areas of interest Arab and Islamic Studies

Elementary Turkish A is designed for students who have no or very little prior knowledge of the language. The emphasis in this course, particularly those for Elementary Turkish, will be on drills, exercises and situational practice. All the lessons include exercises, reading passages and listening to tape. The students are encouraged to read some articles and books on Turkish Language and Culture written in English.

Students are required to attend language laboratory sessions and listen to the recordings on the WebCT (one hour a week) and hand in their Work Book for correction.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:


The students at the end of this course (Elementary Turkish A) will be able to write simple short sentences in present, past and future tenses and read passages of moderate length.


This course aims to cover Turkish alphabet, spelling and pronunciation as well as vowel harmony. No direct emphasis will be put on teaching grammar, but the use of simple verb tenses and other grammatical features will be introduced with sentences. The course will include simple and comprehensive reading passages.

And also aims:

  • To further develop students' understanding of Turkish language and culture through reading passages in the prescribed text book.
  • To develop students Turkish language skills (Turkish alphabet, spelling and pronunciation as well as vowel harmony)
  • To enable students to read very simple comprehensive passages in Turkish and construct simple sentences.


Indicative Assessment

Attendance (10%)

Class participation (10%)

Fortnightly assignments (30%)

Final examination (including oral component) (50%).

Students are required to attend language laboratory sessions and listen to the recordings on the WebCT (one hour a week) and hand in their Work Book for correction.

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2 x 2 hours of lectures per week (may include language laboratory sessions)


Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed TURK1001.

Prescribed Texts

Tömer HITIT: Yabancilar icin Türçe 1, Ankara: Ankara University Press, 2002.

Text book with cassettes will be available from the Uni Bookshop.

Preliminary Reading

* G. L. Lewis, Turkish Grammar, OUP, 2001

* Lewis V. Thomas, Elementary Turkish, Cambridge, Massachusetts 1967.

* Bengisu Rona, Turkish in Three Months, Woodbridge, Suffolk: Hugo 1989


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1548
2014 $2478
2013 $2472
2012 $2472
2011 $2424
2010 $2358
2009 $2286
2008 $2286
2007 $2286
2006 $2286
2005 $2286
2004 $1926
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3618
2014 $3762
2013 $3756
2012 $3756
2011 $3756
2010 $3750
2009 $3618
2008 $3618
2007 $3618
2006 $3618
2005 $3618
2004 $3618
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3215 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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