Five College Center for the Study of World Languages

Turkish Courses for Fall 2014

Ready to register? Go to How to Register. The application process is designed to make sure the course is a good fit for you for the upcoming semester. Questions? Email fclrc@hfa.umass.edu, call 413-542-5264 (413-542-LANG) or attend a drop-in information session.


Turkish language study is available to all Five College students at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Courses are offered in both the fall and spring terms. Students can start the study of Turkish in either the fall or the spring semester.

Turkish courses are offered in a special “Mentored” format. Course sessions are in the form of small group conversation sessions and individual one-on-one tutorial sessions. Homework is structured by a series of detailed study guides providing step-by-step preparation instructions for the week. The courses cover all four primary language skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. 

The small group conversation sessions (often only two to three students per group) allow ample opportunity for students to practice using the language. The sessions emphasize using in the language in ways a student might encounter when living or studying in Turkey. The one-on-one tutorial sessions allow time to discuss grammatical questions, get feedback and help with written homework, and can be geared to meet the specific language learning needs of each student.  

The individual tutorial sessions are conducted by Fulbright-sponsored Foreign Language Teaching Assistants or by post-baccalaureate or graduate-level tutors or teaching assistants hired and trained by the Center. Conversation sessions may be conducted by a tutor, teaching assistant, or an international student native speaker who is formally educated in the language.

For Fall 2014, there are indivdiual tutorial slots available across all five campuses. Conversation sessions will meet on several different campuses. The schedule and primary locations will be determined based on the schedules and home campus locations of students who have been admited and provided fall schedule information to the Center by May 1, 2014. Students applying after May 1 will need to be able to fit into available time slots and locations.


Half Courses AND FULL COURSES

Turkish courses are half courses. Students in half courses have one 30-minute individual tutorial per week and one 60-minute small group conversation session. Students in half courses should plan on one hour a day of individual work outside of sessions. It takes four semesters to complete the four-course elementary sequence at the half course pace: Turkish I, II, III, and IV. Credit for half courses: Amherst  – half course; Hampshire – 1 course; Mount Holyoke – 2 credits; Smith – 2 credits and at the elementary level two courses or the equivalent are required to receive credit; UMass – 1.5 credits.

Full course option.  By special application some students may be able to enroll in a full course for Turkish. Space for full course options is extremely limited for Fall 2014 and preference will be given to students who have strong academic reasons for learning the language and who have significant time to devote to language learning during the semester. Full courses run at the same pace as a standard classroom language course on the college campuses. Students enrolling in a full course have two 30-minute individual tutorials each week and two 60-minute small group conversation sessions. Students should plan on two hours per day of individual work outside of sessions. The work load is similar to elementary classroom courses that meet five days per week and require two hours of homework per class. Credit for full courses:  Amherst - 1 full course; Hampshire - 2 courses; Mount Holyoke - 4 credits; Smith - 4 credits; UMass - 3 credits.

Turkish Course Schedule for Fall 2014 

Ready to register? Go to How to Register. The application process is designed to make sure the course is a good fit for you for the upcoming semester. Questions? Email fclrc@hfa.umass.edu, call 413-542-5264 (413-542-LANG) or attend a drop-in information session.

Turkish I (half course)  This course is the first course in the four-course elementary Turkish sequence. Schedule: One 60-minute conversation session and one 30-minute  individual tutorial per week.  Sessions will be scheduled based on the schedules of students who have been admited and provided fall schedule information to the Center by May 1, 2014. Students applying after May 1 will need to be able to fit into available time slots and locations.

Turkish I-II (full course)  This course covers the first two parts of the four-course elementary Turkish sequence. Turkish I-II may be available on a limited basis in Fall 2014. Interested students should file an application and be in touch with Amy Wordelman at fclrc@hfa.umass.edu about special application procedures. An interview and reference from an academic advisor will be required. Schedule: Two 60-minute conversation sessions per week and two 30-minute individual tutorials per week. Sessions will be scheduled based on the schedules of students who have registered and provided fall schedule information to the Center by May 1, 2014. Students applying after May 1 will need to be able to fit into available time slots and locations.

Turkish II (half course) This course is the second course in the four-course elementary Turkish sequence. Schedule: To be assigned based on the schedules of enrolled students.

Turkish II-III (full course) May be available on a limited basis. Contact fclrc@hfa.umass.edu for details. 

Turkish III (half course)This course is the third course in the four-course elementary Turkish sequence. Schedule: To be assigned based on the schedules of enrolled students.

Turkish III-IV (full course) May be available on a limited basis. Contact fclrc@hfa.umass.edu for details.

Turkish IV (half course)  This course is the final course in the four-course elementary Turkish sequence. Schedule: To be assigned based on the schedules of enrolled students.

Turkish IV-V (full course) May be available on a limited basis. Contact fclrc@hfa.umass.edu for details.

Turkish V (half course) This course is the first course of the four-course intermediate Turkish sequence. Schedule: To be assigned based on the schedules of enrolled students.

Turkish V-VI (full course) May be available on a limited basis. Contact fclrc@hfa.umass.edu for details.

Turkish VI (half course)  This is the second course of the four-course intermediate Turkish sequenceSchedule: To be assigned based on the schedules of enrolled students.

Turkish VI-VII (full course) May be available on a limited basis. Contact fclrc@hfa.umass.edu for details.

Turkish VII (half course)  This is the third course of the four-course intermediate Turkish sequence. Schedule: To be assigned based on the schedules of enrolled students.

Turkish VII-VIII (full course) May be available on a limited basis. Contact fclrc@hfa.umass.edu for details.

Turkish VII(half course)  This is the fourth course of the four-course intermediate Persian sequence. Schedule: To be assigned based on the schedules of enrolled students.

Media Turkish A (half course)   Prerequisite: Turkish VIII or the equivalent. This is a course in advanced  Turkish that focuses on listening, reading, writing, and speaking about contemporary forms of Turkish media. Schedule: To be assigned based on the schedules of enrolled students.

Media Turkish B (half course)   Prerequisite: Media Turkish A. This is a course in advanced  Turkish that focuses on listening, reading, writing, and speaking about contemporary forms of Turkish media. Schedule: To be assigned based on the schedules of enrolled students.

Topics in Advanced Turkish (half course or full course) Prerequisite: Media Turkish B or advanced-high oral proficiency in speaking and reading Turkish. Independent study in Turkish designed to work with the student's language learning needs and interests. May be repeated with different topic choices.