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Why Distance Turkish Learning Center?
Technological developments and living conditions of modern
life force us to use our time as effectively as possible.
In a period when globalisation has gained an ever-increasing
importance, it is time, above anything, that determines our
lives. Today, technological developments constitute the basis
most appropriate for language learning, which has come to
be regarded as the most important element for communication.
Today, it is not necessary to actually go to an education
center in order to learn a language. Through the "Distance
Turkish Education Center", you can learn Turkish anywhere
in the world (in any time limit you want).
From now on, whenever you want to gain access to the educational
programmes of a leading and expert organisation in the teaching
of Turkish, the only location other than a A.U. TÖMER branch
will be the "Distance Turkish Learning Center"!
What kind of a language is Turkish?
Turkish is a typical example of an agglutinating languages.
Many grammar structures, such as tenses, possessives and
nominal cases, are formed by using suffixes added to words.
The ordering of elements within the sentence is, unlike that
of languages of Indo-European origin, Subject + Object
+ Verb. For example, the sentence "Ali is going to school"
that is structured as Subject + Verb + Object in English,
has a structure of Subject + Object + Verb in Turkish:
"Ali okula gidiyor", where "okula" means for "to school" and
"gidiyor" is "going".
Also, Turkish does not represent the rigid syntactic restriction
that Indo-European languages possess. Turkish sentence structure
displays flexible features, although this flexibility may
at times bring about some meaning shifts.
For example, in the sentence
Ben eve gidiyorum, (I'm going home) (ben=
I, eve= [to] home, (I'm)
going = gidiyorum)
the constituents of the sentence can be regrouped in six different
ways to display various nuances in meaning, as shown below:
Therefore, in the teaching of Turkish, explaining the function
of suffixes and defining syntactic features of Turkish form
the axis around which the teaching of Turkish as a foreign
How was the syllabus designed?
You can get detailed information from the About
Courses page and related links.
Which methods and techniques were used?
In order to be able to teach you Turkish in a fast and effective
way on this Internet site, we made use of a synthesis of the
most common language teaching methods and techniques.
Grammar explanations have been given, especially at the
Basic level, in English, so that you may make a comparison
between these structures and structures in your mother tongue.
Visual devices have been used extensively, especially at
the Basic level. Again at the Basic level, many of the activities
that exemplify the target structure have been derived from
authentic samples; the number of authentic samples at this
level has been limited. Explanations at intermediate and advanced
levels have been presented in Turkish and utmost care has
been given to ensure that an environment of one-to-one teaching
can be conveyed via the Internet environment.
How long does each course take?
The courses are for 3 months for each sub-level. During these
3 months, you can study whenever you want-24/7.
What does "university-guaranteed" mean?
The creator of the content of this program, TOMER, which
has been teaching Turkish since 1984, is one of the research
centers of Ankara University. The curriculum, objectives,
approach and our measures have been developed in cooperation
with TOMER's educators. Ankara Universitys certification
is a prerequisite for having education in Turkish Universities.
Do I need any books or cds for the program?
Everything you need is online. We provide all the tools and
information that you need to learn Turkish, on our site.
Can I use your site even if I am not a native English speaker?
Yes, you can certainly use the program. It's English is simple
and easy to understand.
What hardware do I need for these courses?
Minimum system requirements:
200 Mhz Pentium (or equivalent)
64 MB RAM
A 56 Kbps modem
Do I need any special software for these courses?
To run the program effectively, Windows 95/98/NT/2000 operation
system is needed.
1)You need Macromedia Flash 6 in order to complete
the listening exercises and to play the interactive games.
First, you need to run "Macromedia uninstall_flash_player
program". Your browser must be closed while the uninstall
programı is running. Click
to download Macromedia uninstall_flash_player
When uninstall is over, you need to install Flash6
order to download Flash Player
2)You will need Windows Media Player.If you
do not have this program, click
here to download Media Player.
3)For Active X sound records to be used effectively, Click
Which Internet browser do I need for these online courses?
You need Microsoft Internet Explorer, version 5.0 or higher,
to use this online course.
How can I install Turkish letters?
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