Summer Turkish 2017

Summer Intensive Intermediate Turkish

Dates Days and Times Credits Tuition and Fees Instructor(s)
June 19-July 28 M-F 9-12, 1:30-3:30 300 units $6,955 Kagan Arik

Summer Intensive Intermediate Turkish enables students to develop strong intermediate speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and  further solidify their foundation in grammar and vocabulary. Students study Turkish as it is used in authentic media, literature, and film, and gain familiarity with Turkish culture and civilization. The course will also address the needs of those preparing to study Ottoman. The first half of the course emphasizes completing skills acquired in Beginning Turkish and improving competency, while the second half supplements this with an introductory sampling of excerpts from Turkish literature and texts, ranging from late Ottoman and early Republican period to the present time. Students will meet for 25 hours per week, including class time with the instructor, and time spent with native language assistants. Several hours will be allocated each week to cultural activities such as films, presentations, and conversation tables organized around Turkish lunches and tea time. Intensive Intermediate Turkish is the equivalent of the 20100-20200-20300 sequence offered during the regular academic year at the University of Chicago.

All students enrolled in Summer Intensive Intermediate Turkish will conclude the program by participating in an ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview. Each student will then receive an independent, certified rating that documents the student's speaking ability.

This course provides 145 contact hours and participants may be eligible to receive a FLAS grant from their home institution or from UChicago to support their study. The SLI accepts the FLAS award as full tuition for summer Turkish.