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You're planning a trip to Istanbul, or want to enjoy the beach in Antalya? Here you can learn the most important words and expressions you might need in order to find your way around town and to communicate with the locals.
How do you say thank you for the food in Turkish, and what do native speakers mean when they wish health to your hands? How do you say happy birthday, or wish somebody a happy new year? Here you will learn some typical phrases and useful expressions from everyday language. The course is based on level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
Learn and study the Turkish orthography: capitalisation rules, rules for vowels and consonants, and the use of the apostrophe.
Learn and study the pronunciation of the Turkish letters: the Turkish alphabet, letters that look the same in Turkish and English but are pronounced differently, and letters which look different from English letters.
Here you'll learn "true friends" - words that sound similar in English and Turkish and have the same meaning. This is a quick and effective way to expand your vocabulary!
Here you'll learn "false friends" - Turkish words that sound similar to English words, but have a totally different meaning! Be careful, danger of confusion!
Review and deepen your knowledge of the cardinal numbers in Turkish, practise writing them and learn how to build higher numbers.
Can you say these tongue twisters without stuttering? Practise the pronunciation of "ı", "ş", "ç" and other sounds without getting your tongue in a twist! You will also practise your listening, vocabulary and grammar skills, as the tongue twisters are made up of very similar words: "Bir berber bir berbere, bre berber gel beraber bir berber dükkânı açalım demiş."
Here you will learn the meanings of many Turkish names and thereby improve your vocabulary! Did you know that Turkish names often come from nature? Or that sometimes you can tell the political orientation of a family based on someone's first name? Get started and discover who "Âdem" and "Havva" are!