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Experience Turkey like a local

Turkey is a land of dramatic scenery, gorgeous beaches, awe-inspiring religious architecture, buzzing bazaars, and fabulous food. Whether students want to get more value from their holidays in Turkey or pursue a career in Istanbul, learning the local language can have huge advantages, and it isn't as hard as you might think.

Add a language to your life that bridges Asia and Europe Turkey is a unique language. Because of the country's location, learning Turkish provides a genuine bridge between east and west, allowing people in western Europe to access cultures that would be off limits without improving their language skills. Turkish is spoken in north-east London, Istanbul, and central Asia, making it a global language - not just a tool to enhance trips to Bursa, Izmir, or Antalya. With some basic (or advanced) Turkish knowledge, you will be able to make business contacts and friends that would be completely inaccessible otherwise. And heading off the beaten track during travel adventures will be so much easier.

Make the most out of vacations But even if you aren't a global adventurer, learning Turkish has some huge benefits.It's also a great idea for people planning two week beach breaks and urban escapes. Turkey has become one of the UK's most popular tourist destinations, attracting more than 2.2 million arrivals every year. There's no mystery why people visit. From the minarets, markets, and palaces of Istanbul, to the alien landscapes of Cappadocia, and the sandy beaches of the Aegean Coast, Turkey offers a dazzling variety of attractions.

However, all of these reasons to visit have one thing in common: travellers will enjoy their holidays a lot more if they possess a large Turkish vocabulary and the confidence to use it. They will be able to appreciate traditional puppet shows, head to restaurants where English language translations aren't on the menu, and ask locals for recommendations about what to see, and where to eat. Above all, speaking Turkish is a great way to get to know the local people. Turkey isn't the kind of country where most locals speak English (outside the tourist resorts), and Turks always appreciate visitors who make the effort to learn their language.

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Traditionally, learning Turkish has often been an expensive activity. The cost of classroom-based learning can amount fo hundreds of pounds for beginners courses, rising to thousands if you aim to reach fluency. Add textbooks to the equation, and it's easy to see why people would be deterred. However, there are now ways to learn Turkish. These options are often far more effective than sitting in a classroom, accepting instruction from teachers who can often be sub-standard. These web and mobile-based learning systems use technology to deliver the skills required by Turkish speakers, while allowing total flexibility about when or where students learn.

Features of the Babbel-App

  • Immerse yourself in the Turkish language through real-life dialogues

  • Master Turkish courses which are based around your personal interests

  • Employ proven techniques that move new words to your long-term memory

  • Use human voices and speech recognition to learn speaking Turkish confidently

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Babbel is designed to deliver Turkish courses focused around reading, writing, speaking, and listening, the core components of language acquisition. All four are balanced, ensuring that students are prepared for visits to Istanbul or beach holidays on the Aegean Coast. Classes differ from alternative teaching methods in that learning masses of vocabulary or grammatical rules is never the ultimate goal. Instead, Babbel revolves around real-life conversational skills, to be applied directly and confidently. As a result, learners make friends or advance their professional careers.

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