The TPH is a platform where the KU affiliates and their family members who learn Turkish can practice their Turkish conversational skills with native Turkish-speaking volunteers. It was formerly planned to be on campus as Turkish Coffee Hour, but with the outbreak of COVID-19, we’ve decided to move things online since Spring 2020. All international students, faculty, staff, researchers, and their family members are welcome to join.
The meetings will be kept online this semester too and led by the volunteer KU members (Student, faculty, administrative staff). The sessions are very joyful, and we cover various topics with role-playing activities, games, conversations, and more.
Once we are back on campus, the online TPH will continue as a Turkish Coffee Hour.
The meetings will be through the Zoom platform.
The program supervisor: Zikri Mert Demircan (firstname.lastname@example.org.)
CSSH provides ten different levels of Turkish classes for foreign students ranging from BASIC TURKISH (TURK 201, 202, 203, 204); INTERMEDIATE TURKISH (TURK 301, 302, 303); and UPPER INTERMEDIATE TURKISH (TURK 401) to ADVANCED TURKISH (TURK 402). These courses aim to develop students’ productive language skills by providing a supportive and stimulating learning environment.
In these communicative- based Turkish language classes, assessment is based on testing learners’ linguistic knowledge and accuracy, and their skills in reading and listening comprehension as well as in spoken communication and oral presentation skills.
These courses help students not only to adapt to life in Turkey and get to know the culture better, but also enable them to communicate in Turkish efficiently.
Human Resources office offers paid Turkish classes every academic year for pay-rolled faculty members. The announcement of classes is made through KU Daily. Then the faculty members who signed up for the classes attend a test to check their level in the Turkish language.
The university pays a certain amount of the course fee. Therefore just a small amount must be paid by the faculty members. The spouses of faculty members can also benefit from the paid classes. The amount is deducted from the faculty members’ salaries.
More information is announced in KU Daily when it is that time of the year.
You can also contact the HR office for more information regarding sign-ups, regulations, and fees: email@example.com.
You can attend the Turkish courses for foreigners for free. Several İSMEK centers have the program to give the knowledge and skills of listening, reading, writing, speaking and communicating the daily expressions for simple needs. The program is 136 hours and you can find the course program ( in Turkish) here. You can apply here.
It is a portal that allows individuals to learn Turkish in an interactive way with the help of smartphones, tablets or computers without limitation of time and space.
There are many language exchanges and practicing groups on the site. One of them is Türkçe Konuşma Kulübü. The club is open to anyone who wants to practice. They do language activities for social and business life in Turkey.
The site offers a very useful list of and sources to essential Turkish phrases.