TURKSH 1, Elementary Turkish 1, 5 units
Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.
Elementary Turkish uses a communicative approach to introduce basic vocabulary and the fundamentals of modern Turkish grammar, sentence structure, and pronunciation. Language skills in listening comprehension, reading, writing, and speaking are taught by using audio-visual tools and interactive activities. The course prepares students to hold simple conversations and write short dialogs and compositions in modern Turkish. Aspects of Turkish culture, history and geography are covered as well. Students will be introduced to traditional Turkish arts such as the art of water marbling, Karagöz shadow play and Orta Oyunu Theater. This course is conducted primarily in Turkish except in cases of linguistic difficulty. Language lab is required.