Turkish, together with Greek, is one of the two official languages of the Constitution of the Republic of Cyprus. Good knowledge of the Turkish language is an asset and is considered as an additional qualification for employment. In addition, the cooperation of companies between the two communities in the private sector and the daily communication with Turkish Cypriots is a now reality.

The Turkish language courses are designed to help students become familiar with the Turkish language and culture. They prepare the students to use the language in their professional and social life. Students will develop Turkish language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. The courses are aligned with the Common European Framework for languages (CEFR).

Courses

The beginner Turkish course is intended to introduce students to the Turkish language and prepare them to use the language in their future working life or daily social activities. They will gain confidence in expressing themselves by using simple sentences and exchanging ideas about the culture of the target language. This course will help students to develop Turkish language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing at a level equivalent to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) at the A1.1 level. By successfully completing this course, students will have a substantial advantage for their future careers and be able to take the LAN 051 Turkish Course.

Prerequisite: LAN 050 or equivalent.

Beginners level II is the sequel to level I and is designed to build upon the four basic skills such as speaking, listening, reading and writing given in level I. This course is intended to introduce students to the Turkish language and prepare them to use the language in their future working life or daily social activities. They will gain confidence in expressing themselves, by using simple sentences and exchanging ideas about the culture of the target language. This course will help students to develop their Turkish language skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) at the A1.2.

Prerequisite: LAN 051 or equivalent.

This course is designed to build on the current level of the Turkish language and to further improve on this knowledge. The course will cover new aspects of grammar and vocabulary, as well as encompassing the four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. The general aim of the course is for students to acquire the ability to accurately understand oral and written Turkish and to speak and write it with some degree of fluency, using basic grammatical and lexical structures in a variety of communicative situations. The teaching methods offer role-play, dialogues, group discussions, group projects, listening, written comprehension exercises and short essay writing. Based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) at the A2.

Prerequisite: LAN 052 or equivalent.

This course is designed for students to improve their previous basic knowledge in the Turkish language. In this course, students have an opportunity to improve their speaking skills through discussions on topics related to routine matters, experiences and future plans. At the end of the course, students are expected to be able to communicate easily both in oral and written language, by using more complicated phrases and expressions. By the end of the semester, students are expected to be able to reach the B1.1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

The Turkish for Medicine course is designed to meet the needs of medical and paramedical staff and to help them develop language proficiency in Turkish. The course focuses on the daily practical use of the language regarding medical topics, as well as on the enhancement of all language skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening) through collaborative action-centered learning. Specifically, students will be taught basic Turkish terminology related to their subject of studies through modern, authentic Turkish texts and the course will focus on developing communicative skills so that they can communicate with Turkish Cypriot and Turkish patients and their colleagues.

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Instructors

Language Centre – University of Cyprus
1 Panepistimiou Ave. 2109 Aglantzia, Nicosia
P.O. Box 20537, CY-1678 Nicosia, Cyprus

lcentre@ucy.ac.cy
+357 22 89 2901