“Upper-Intermediate Turkish” is designed as a continuation of “Intermediate Turkish” but puts more emphasis on academic and literary reading skills and vocabulary development. By the end of the course, students will achieve a B2 level of Turkish proficiency.
By the end of the course, students will be able to understand articles and reports concerned with contemporary problems in Turkey as well as short stories from contemporary Turkish literary prose. Complex sentences such as subordination of verbal and nominal predicates and relative clauses will be mastered through reading such texts. By the end of the course, students will also be able to write texts that describe a wide range of subjects related to their field of interest, understand extended speech on familiar topics, and interact with native speakers that makes regular interaction quite possible.
|European Common Framework goals after fulfilling Beginners' Turkish II|
Mode of instruction
Attendance and active participation are obligatory for seminars. Students are required to prepare for and attend all sessions. The convenors need to be informed without delay of any classes missed for a good reason (i.e. due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness, family issues, problems with residence permits, the Dutch railways in winter, etc.). In these cases it is up to the discretion of the convener(s) of the course whether or not the missed class will have to be made up with an extra assignment. The maximum of such absences during a semester is two. Being absent without notification and/or more than two times can result in exclusion from the term end exams and a failing grade for the course.
|10 EC x 28 hrs =||280 hrs|
Assessment and weighing
|Quizzes||4 x 50||20%|
|Creative projects||2 x 100||20%|
|Homework assignments||10 x 20||20%|
Important note: The resit exam is a make-up for your scores for the midterm and the final exam only.
If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will be organized.
Blackboard will be used for course information (syllabus and deadlines), course documents (homework assignments and review materials for each module), announcements, student grade center and for some occasional links to websites of Turkish language and culture.
Students will be provided with a course package (a compilation of materials).
Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available on the website
Students with disabilities
The university is committed to supporting and accommodating students with disabilities as stated in the university protocol (especially pages 3-5). Students should contact [Fenestra Disability Centre] at least four weeks before the start of their courses to ensure that all necessary academic accommodations can be made in time conform the abovementioned protocol.
Students are expected to be familiar with Leiden University policies on plagiarism and academic integrity. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. If you submit any work with your name affixed to it, it is assumed to be your own work with all sources used properly indicated and documented in the text (with quotations and/or citations).