• Offered by Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Turkish
  • Areas of interest Arab and Islamic Studies, Middle East Studies, Language Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Mustafa Yurtbilir
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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This course is designed for students with a prior foundational knowledge of Turkish. The course continues on from Elementary Turkish A and will further develop students' reading, writing and conversation skills. Students will learn both Simple Present and Future tenses and several grammatical frameworks such as gerunds and conjunctions. Lessons will include listening and reading exercises, enabling students to communicate more efficiently in daily contexts and converse on a variety of topics.

Learning Outcomes

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

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

  1. Demonstrate the use of elementary vocabulary and pronunciation in spoken Turkish.
  2. Communicate in Turkish in comparatively complex daily life dialogue.
  3. Read and understand short authentic Turkish language texts such as newspaper articles and extracts from books and novels.
  4. Understand basic grammatical concepts including gerunds (such as ability), intensification, comparison, several conjunctions and also use of Future and Simple Present tenses.

Indicative Assessment

Participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1- 4]

6 Course Workbook Exercises (3% each for a total 18%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4] 

2 In-class Quizzes, 30 minutes each (6% each, total 12%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4] 

Mid-semester Written Exam 1 hour (20%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4]

Final Exam (40% in total, oral component: 5 min 10%; and written component: 2 hours - 30%) [Learning Outcomes 1- 4] 

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130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 48 hours of lectures; and b) 82 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed TURK1001; or permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed TURK6001/TURK6002.

Prescribed Texts

TÖMER Yeni Hitit 1 Yabancilar Için Türkçe Ders Kitabi (Course Book), Ankara: Ankara University Press, 2012.

TÖMER Yeni Hitit 1 Yabancilar Için Türkçe Çalisma Kitabi (Workbook), Ankara: Ankara University Press, 2012.

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.

Lewis, G.L., Turkish Grammar (2nd edition), Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.Thomas, L.V.  Elementary Turkish, (revised and edited by Itzkowitz, N.), Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1986.Aarssen, J. & Backus, A., Colloquial Turkish: The Complete Course for Beginners, London & New York: Routledge, 2001.Rona, B., 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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8576 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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