Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
502000922006TURKISH LANGUAGE IICompulsory122
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Language of Instruction
Objectives of the Course
The main aim of this course is to teach the students how to comprehend subtle and deep meanings while reading or listening in Turkish; to establish the consciousness of Turkish as one of the richest, the most creative and fundamental languages; to feel an affection toward the language; to have pleasure in reading, to have good reading habits and develop reading abilities, and also to teach fundamental cultural values of the Turkish people; in short to develop and increase thinking, writing and communication abilities of the students as individuals.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Lecturers from Turkish Language Department
Learning Outcomes
1To perceive, define and exemplify the rules of Turkish language; and to understand and explain the relation between the language, the idea and the culture;
2To comprehend and express the structure, the function and the dimension of the language;
3To understand and comprehend the differences between the oral language and the written text;
4To be able to analyze the text both to be read and heard;
5To be able to express the senses, envisions, and observations by using effective words and sentences both orally and in written form;
6To be able to classify the languages in the world according to their roots and structures;
7To be able to explain the phonetics of the Turkish language;
8To be able to apply the basic terms of morphemes;
9to be able to explain the basic concepts of syntax and semantics;
10To comprehend and explain different language mistakes in use on the texts;
11Develop a scientific, analytic, critic, creative and supportive thinking and mind;
12educating students who claim national and global ethic values as their own; tolerate the opposite ideas in discussions, thinks and creates their ideas about local, national and global problems, and fluently uses Turkish language both orally and in written form while talking on any issues.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
* The concept of speech. * The methods of speech developing. * The genres of speech. * The general aspects of listening, speaking, reading and writing. * The verbal speech and genres of verbal speech. * The written speech and genres of written speech.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Comprehending the concept of speech and its aspects.Introduction, Theoretical, Question-Answer
2Explaining the methods of idea developing in oral and written speech. (Defining, exemplifying, comparing, and quotation.)Theoretical, Discussion
3Comprehending the genres of speech by providing the examples. (Explanatory speech, argumentative speech, narrative speech, and descriptive speech.) Theoretical, Discussion, Question-Answer
4Subjective and objective speech, direct and indirect speech, simple and figurative speech.Theoretical, Discussion, Question-Answer
5Comprehending and discussing the main aspects of the four main activities and genres of language: Listening, speech, reading and writing.Theoretical, Discussion, Question-Answer, Survey
6Discourse: Comprehending the importance of effective and well constructed discourse; and the main aspects of being a good speaker.Theoretical, Discussion, Question-Answer, Presentation
7Genres of speech: Explaining the genres and aspects of discourse: conference, panel, seminar, forum, debate.Theoretical, Discussion, Question-Answer, Presentation
8Midterm ExamWritten Exam
9Written narrative: Explaining the phases in writing; the topic choice, narrowing the topic, determining the main and side ideas, and planning.Theoretical, Discussion, Question-Answer Exercises
10The genres of written narrative-I: Explaining the general aspects of short narratives; article, essay, memoir, biography, autobiography. Theoretical, Discussion, Question-Answer Exercises
11The genres of written speech-II: Explaining the general aspects of the literary genres; poetry, short story, novel and play. Explaining the development of Turkish poetry.Theoretical, Discussion, Survey Exercises
12Critique and analysis of contemporary Turkish poetry samples.Theoretical, Discussion, Survey Exercises
13Explanations on the development of Turkish short story writing and the main aspects of the contemporary Turkish short stories.Theoretical, Discussion, Survey Exercises
14Critique and analysis of contemporary Turkish short story samples.Theoretical, Discussion, Survey Exercises
15The genres of written narratives-III: Personal and formal writings; letter, notes, invitation, and petition, and report.Theoretical, Discussion, Survey Exercises
16Final ExamWritten Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Course Books: 1. Aktaş, Şerif. Yazılı ve Sözlü Anlatım. Ankara: Akçağ, 2002. 2. Taşer, Suat. Örneklerle Konuşma Eğitimi. İstanbul: Papirüs Yay., 2000. Subsidiary Books: 1. Hepçilingirler, Feyza. Türkçe Off. İstanbul: Remzi Yay.,1999. 2. Kolcu, Ali İhsan. Cumhuriyet Edebiyatı-1:Şiir. Erzurum: Salkımsöğüt, 2008. 3. Kolcu, Ali İhsan. Cumhuriyet Edebiyatı-2:Hikaye ve Roman. Erzurum: Salkımsöğüt, 2009.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Final Sınavı1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Attending Lectures14228
Self Study14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination122
Individual Study for Final Examination122
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
LO14     3    4 
LO2      4      
LO3      4      
LO4      4      
LO5      3      
LO6      4      
LO7      4      
LO8      4      
LO9      4      
LO10      4      
LO11      4      
LO12      4      
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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