Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
2103001012006TURKISH LANGUAGE ICompulsory112
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
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)
Okutman Şenol Demir
Learning Outcomes
1to perceive, define and exemplify the regulations of the 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 a text to be read, heard; or a programme watched;
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
* Basic Concepts: Definition of Language. * Communication and Language. * Language, Thinking, Speaking, Writing, Literature and Culture. * Turkish Among The Languages; Turkish and Its Dialects * The structure, Syntax, and Semantics of Turkish.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
1Introducing the aims, the basic concepts, contents, importance and rules of the course.Introduction, Theoretical, Question-Answer
2Definition of language; the emergence and main aspects Turkish.Theoretical, Discussion, Question-Answer
3Explaining the relation between language, literature and culture.Theoretical, Discussion, Question-Answer
4Comprehending the different types of language (spoken language, written language, mother tongue, natural and artificial languages; dialects.)Theoretical, Discussion, Question-Answer
5Explaining the relation between culture and language, the elements of culture; culture and civilization; cultural varieties, and differences.Theoretical, Discussion, Question-Answer
6Introduction to the language families of the world, classification of the languages, and learning the places of the Turkish language among the others.Theoretical, Discussion, Question-Answer
7Understanding the development and periods of the Turkish Language.Theoretical, Discussion, Question-Answer
8Midterm ExamWritten Exam
9Explaining the parts of grammar; phonetics and classification of phonemes in Turkish Language.Theoretical, Discussion, Question-Answer
10Explaining the Contemporary Turkish Language period, the alphabets being used in Turkish Language.Theoretical, Discussion, Question-Answer
11Introduction to the phonemes, vowels, consonants, syllable, consonant changes and euphony in Turkish language.Theoretical, Discussion, Question-Answer
12The aspects of morphemes in the Turkish Language; word building structures, the stem, the body, the base, and classification of suffixes.Theoretical, Discussion, Question-Answer
13Introduction to word classification (the nouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs, conjunctions, ejaculations, and prepositions.)Theoretical, Discussion, Question-Answer
14Introduction to the syntactical aspects of Turkish Language; components of sentences, variety of sentences, and exercises on sentence components. Theoretical, Discussion, Question-Answer
15Explanation of the semantic aspects of Turkish Language; basic meaning, synonym and antonym meanings, contraction and broadening in meaning.Theoretical, Discussion, Question-Answer
16Final ExamWritten Exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Course Books: 1. Ergin, Muharrem. Türk Dil Bilgisi. Bayrak Yay., 2010 2. Korkmaz, Zeynep; vd. Türk Dili ve Kompozisyon Bilgileri. Subsidiary Books: 1. Aksan, Doğan. Her Yönüyle Dil, Ana Çizgileriyle Dilbilim. Ankara: TDK Yay. 2. Aksan, Doğan. Türkiye Türkçesinin Dünü, Bugüne, Yarını. Ankara: Bilgi Yay., 2001. 3. Aksoy, Ömer Asım. Atasözleri ve Deyimler Sözlüğü I-II. Ankara: TDK Yay. 4. İmlâ Kılavuzu. Ankara: TDK Yay., 2010. 5. Türkçe Sözlük. Ankara: TDK Yay., 2010.
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
Language of Instruction
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
LO1            5 
LO2            5 
LO3            5 
LO4            4 
LO5            4 
LO6            3 
LO7            4 
LO8            1 
LO9            1 
LO10            2 
LO11            5 
LO12            5 
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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