The Intermediate Turkish course is intended for anyone who already has basic knowledge of Turkish. This course is designed to improve language; speaking, reading, comprehension, vocabulary, translation, composition and grammar. Emphasis will be placed on complex sentence structures, both in reading and writing, and on strengthening communicative competence. The course provides students with intermediate knowledge of Turkish and practice of using Turkish in a variety of everyday and more specialized situations. The course prepares students to interact with Turkish speakers in Turkish and to use original Turkish language sources within the level covered in the course.
Scope and syllabus
Reading: The finer points of grammar and idiomatic usage are studied through close reading of a variety of texts. Texts will be selected from newspapers and magazines, literary works and scholarly articles. The choice of topics will partly depend on the interests of the students, but an effort shall be made to cover as many different fields as possible (culture, current social issues, economics etc.).
Writing: This skill is reinforced through the regular writing of compositions and translations.
Oral-Aural: Conversational skills are developed with the help of interactive role play and audio-visual materials. Basic interpreting skills will be also practiced. Videos from Turkish television will be used to enhance listening comprehension of both formal and colloquial Turkish.
Schedule: 2 times a week, 2 hours per session, Tuesday & Thursday
Duration: 11 weeks, 44 hours
Fee: 68,000 AMD
About the trainer: Astghik Igityan is a Turkish language tutor, translator and conflict reporting journalist. She has been a lecturer of Turkish language of Yerevan Brusov State University of Languages and Social Sciences for several years. She earned her first degree in Turkology from Yerevan State University and holds a Master’s degree from the same university, in Turkish Language and Literature. Astghik has also an experience in translation of literary works, as well as simultaneous interpreting.
As a conflict reporting journalist with the knowledge of Turkish, she is specialized in writing about the subjects concerning Armenia-Turkey normalization process, the Armenians of Turkey and the Armenian Genocide.
Astghik Igityan has completed a 5-month fellowship program at CNNTurk in Istanbul, where she was following and making reports (in Turkish) about social, cultural and political developments of the Armenian community in Turkey. She was also following domestic developments and news in Turkey and reporting from the field.
Enrollment: To enroll in AUA Extension courses, please go through the following steps (see below for the Armenian version):
- Visit im.aua.am.
- Create an account by clicking New User Registration.
- If you are not a new user and already have an AUA account (having previously taken the AUA e-Math Test or applied to AUA), you should log into the account that you had created at that time.
- If you just registered as a new user, you will get an email asking to activate your account.
- Now, for registering to take a course, choose the Extension tab, then Extension Applications, and apply for the course(s) you choose.
- After you register online, your application will be reviewed and you will receive an email acknowledging your application.
- Closer to the course start date, you will receive another email confirming your enrollment, requesting that you make payment before the course start date. The fee can be paid online via credit card or through the EasyPay terminal (located at the entrance to AUA). Alternatively, you may pay the fee via bank transfer to American University of Armenia Fund, account 001-006402-001, HSBC Bank Armenia, indicating your full name (as in the registration) and the course you are paying for.
- The completed application together with the record of payment completes your enrollment.