Thanks to Turkey's current economic and trade relations and historical and cultural ties with other countries, today Turkish is preferred as a foreign language and becomes increasingly widespread. Accumulation in the field becomes varied as number of students increase.
Individuals who aspire to learn Turkish find the opportunity to learn Turkish as a foreign language in their respective countries all around the world with Turkish Cultural Centers affiliated with Yunus Emre Enstitüsü.
Turkish courses organized in Yunus Emre Turkish Cultural Centers offer a language instruction based on principles of teaching a foreign language and in compliance with language levels and proficiency specified in Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Technology is widely utilized in the courses as well as a variety of modern course material and equipment to meet students' needs.
Business Turkish, translation lessons, tourism Turkish, and courses for children are also organized in Cultural Centers in addition to Turkish courses, and students who do well in courses may qualify to participate in “Turkish Summer School”. Students both get the chance to practice Turkish and get closely acquainted with Turkey and Turkish culture as part of the activity.
We Teach Turkish to the World
Nearly 26.000 students have learnt Turkish in our Cultural Centers since 2009. Turkish courses are organized for special target groups as soldiers, bankers, businessmen (business Turkish), children and Turcology students outside of the Cultural Centers. Non-governmental organizations also provide material and teaching staff support to Turkish courses.
Students' Individual Differences Are Essential for Us
Teaching system uses a needs analysis that regards students' individual differences and special courses in various fields are organized if circumstances allow or on demand. Differences as students' purposes in learning Turkish, their needs, ages, and education levels are considered in forming groups with the aim of increasing the efficiency of teaching process.
Our approach is based on Modern Language Instruction Techniques
Turkish courses organized in Yunus Emre Turkish Cultural Centers offer a language instruction based on principles of teaching a foreign language and in compliance with language levels and proficiency specified in Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Technology is widely utilized in the courses.
We Ensure that Students Practice in our Conversation Clubs
“Conversation Clubs” aimed at each level are formed for students to practice the language. Every subject can freely be discussed in conversation clubs away from classroom and tests, and this way students learn the language in its natural environment.
We Organize Reading Hours
“Reading Hours” are organized at least for an hour each week in the library in addition to classes in which role playing through dramatization technique is utilized.
Classes Involve a Wide Variety of Materials
Turkish classes are held with groups of 8 to 16 people in classrooms arranged in “U” shape. A wide variety of modern materials to meet students' needs in classes; as well as textbooks, workbooks, guidebooks, textbooks and texts for teachers, enriched books (Z-Book); and audio and visual materials such as interactive dictionary, illustrated thematic dictionary, and flashcards are used.
We Make Efforts to Teach Turkish without regard to Setting
Demand for Turkish instruction increases all over the world. Distance Turkish Instruction operations were launched to create package programs to satisfy the demands of individuals who aspire to learn Turkish by themselves and start virtual Turkish classes.