Elementary Turkish uses a communicative approach to introduce basic vocabulary and the fundamentals of mod- ern Turkish grammar, sentence structure, and pronunciation. Language skills in listening comprehension, reading, writing, and speaking are taught by using audio-visual tools and interac- tive activities. The course prepares students to hold simple con- versations 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 primar- ily in Turkish except in cases of linguistic difficulty. Language lab is required.