Turkish in the U.S.

Turkish Language Instruction in the United States

Amherst College
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages:
 Mentored Turkish Courses

fcsilp@hfa.umass.edu

Levels Offered:
  • Mentored Turkish Levels I-VI
Full Course Options:
  • Turkish I & II
Boston University
Modern Languages & Comparative Literature: Turkish Program
Dr. Roberta Micallef

Levels Offered:
  • First and Second Year Turkish (semester-based system)
Brigham Young University
National Middle East Language Resource Center: Turkish
Suzan Özel, (801) 422-7192

Levels Offered:
  • contact institution
Brown University
Center for Language Studies
Ercan Balci, (401) 863-9927

Levels Offered:
Columbia University
The Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies
Zülehya Çolak

Courses Offered:
Cornell University
Language Resource Center
Banu Özer-Griffin

Courses Offered:
Duke University
Slavic & Eurasian Studies
Erdağ Göknar, (919) 660-3151
Didem Havlıoğlu

Courses Offered:
  • Elementary Turkish
  • Intermediate Turkish
  • Contemp Turkish Comp/Readings
George Mason University
The Department of Modern and Classical Languages
Veliye Ay, (703) 993-1220

Levels Offered:
The George Washington University
Classical and Near Eastern Languages
Zeynep Gür

Courses Offered:
Georgetown University
Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies
Prof. Sylvia Önder, (202) 687-6175

Courses Offered:
Hampshire College
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages:
 Mentored Turkish Courses

fcsilp@hfa.umass.edu

Levels Offered:
  • Mentored Turkish Levels I-VI
Full Course Options:
  • Turkish I & II
Harvard University
Center for Middle Eastern Studies:
 Ottoman and Turkish Language Study

Himmet Taskomur, (617) 496-8568

Levels Offered:
  • Elementary Turkish
  • Intermediate Turkish
  • Ottoman Turkish
Indiana University
Turkish Flagship Language Center
  • The only Language Flagship program for Turkish in the U.S., offering three years of undergraduate Turkish study at Indiana University plus a summer and academic year abroad.
turk@indiana.edu, (812) 856-2233
Director: Professor Kemal Silay
Assistant Director and Academic Advisor: Andrea Nikolova
Lecturer: Dr. Sibel Ariogul Crum

Central Eurasian Studies Department
  • Turkish and Ottoman Turkish languages, Turkish linguistics, topical courses (Turkey/Central Asia).
ceus@indiana.edu, (812) 855-2233
Director of Undergraduate Studies: Dr. Ron Sela
Director of Graduate Studies: Dr. Gardner Bovingdon
Undergraduate Academic Advisor: Jennifer Ashcraft
Fulbright FLTA for Turkish, 2016-2017: Nevin Durmaz

Summer Language Workshop
  • 8-week intensive summer language program offering Accelerated 1st and 2nd year Turkish in 2017.
swseel@indiana.edu, (812) 855-2889
Assistant Director: Olga Bueva

Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR)
  • The only Title VI Foreign Language Resource Center in the U.S. focused on the critical languages of Central Asia, including Turkish.
celcar@indiana.edu, (812) 856-1230
Director: Dr. Öner Özçelik

Relevant Courses offered 2016-2017 (course descriptions):
  • Beginning Turkish (CEUS-T 182, CEUS-T 582)
     - Dr. Sibel Crum (academic year)
     - Niko Kontovas (summer)
  • Accelerated Introductory Turkish (CEUS-T 198, CEUS-T 199)
     - Dr. Sibel Crum, 1 academic year of Turkish language instruction in 1 semester (spring)
  • Intermediate Turkish (CEUS-T 282, CEUS-T 682)
     - Zeynep Elbasan (academic year and summer)
  • Advanced Turkish (CEUS-T 382, CEUS-T 782)
     - Batuhan Bozdogan
  • Advanced Readings and Communication in Turkish (CEUS-T 489)
     - Dr. Sibel Crum
     - Develops higher-level conversation through class presentations, class debates and discussions
  • Media Turkish (CEUS-T 485, CEUS-T 486)
     - Dr. Kemal Silay
     - Discussion of sociopolitical and media issues to improve contemporary language usage
  • Introductory Ottoman Turkish I and II (CEUS-T 685, CEUS-T 686)
     - Dr. Kemal Silay
     - 2 semesters of Ottoman Turkish
  • Turkish Applied Linguistics (CEUS-R 589)
     - Dr. Öner Özçelik
     - Graduate-level course on the second language acquisition of Turkish
  • Structure of Turkish (CEUS-R 389, CEUS-R 589, LING-L 490, LING-L 590)
     - Dr. Öner Özçelik
     - generative linguistics of Turkish
  • Islam, Islamism, and Modernity in Turkey (CEUS-R 389, CEUS-R 589)
     - Dr. Kemal Silay
     - Content course on Turkey
Michigan State University
Less Commonly Taught Languages Program: Turkish
Danielle Steider, (517) 355-5105

Levels Offered:
  • Elementary Turkish
  • Intermediate Turkish
  • Advanced Turkish
  • Ottoman Turkish
  • Azeri Turkish
Mount Holyoke, South Hadley
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages:
 Mentored Turkish Courses

fcsilp@hfa.umass.edu

Levels Offered:
  • Mentored Turkish Levels I-VI
Full Course Options:
  • Turkish I & II
New York University (NYU)
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies: Turkish
Sibel Erol, (212) 992-9622

Levels Offered:
  • Elementary Turkish I & II (MEIS-UA 501/502)
     - introduction to the written and spoken language of modern Turkey
  • Intermediate Turkish I & II (MEIS-UA 503/504)
     - reading comprehension and conversation ability in modern Turkish
  • Advanced Turkish I & II (MEIS-GA 1514/1515)
     - reading, discussing and writing about a variety of Turkish texts
Northwestern University
Middle East and North African Studies Program: Turkish
Oya Topçuoğlu, (847) 491-2767

Levels Offered:
  • Elementary Turkish
  • Intermediate Turkish
Ohio State University (OSU)
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Bülent Bekçioğlu, (614) 270-2574
Snjezana Buzov
Nathan Young

Courses Offered:
  • Beginning Turkish (Turkish 101-102-103)
     - Bulent Bekcioglu
  • Intermediate Turkish (Turkish 104-201-202)
     - Bulent Bekcioglu
  • Advanced Turkish (Turkish 241)
     - Snjezana Buzov
Portland State University
Hatfield School of Government: Center for Turkish Studies
College of Arts and Sciences: Department of World Languages and Literatures
Pelin Basci, (503) 725-9598

Courses Offered:
  • First-year Turkish (TUR 101, 102, 103)
  • Second-year Turkish (TUR 201, 202, 203)
  • Third-year Turkish (TUR 301, 302, 303)
  • Topics in Turkish Culture and Literature (TUR 330)
  • Women and Gender in Turkey (TUR 331)
  • Turkish Literature in Translation (TUR 341)
  • Turkey Through Film (TUR 361)
  • Special Studies (TUR 199, 299, 399)
  • Research (TUR 401)
  • Cooperative Education/Internship (TUR 404)
  • Selected Topics (TUR 410)
  • Readings in Turkish (TUR 416)
Princeton University
Near Eastern Studies Department
Nilüfer Hatemi, (609) 258-1435

Courses Offered:
  • Beginning Turkish (TUR 101-102)
     - Nilüfer Hatemi
  • Intermediate Turkish (TUR 105-107)
     - Nilüfer Hatemi
  • Advanced Turkish (TUR 305-306)
     - Nilüfer Hatemi
  • Introduction to Ottoman Turkish (TUR 504)
     - Nilüfer Hatemi
Rutgers University
School of Arts and Sciences - Languages: Turkish
Dilek Öztoprak, (732) 445-0275

Levels Offered:
  • Elementary Turkish
  • Intermediate Turkish
  • Advanced Turkish
Smith College
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages:
 Mentored Turkish Courses

fcsilp@hfa.umass.edu

Courses Offered:
  • Mentored Turkish Levels I-VI
Full Course Options:
  • Turkish I & II
Stanford University
Stanford Language Center: Turkish
Ebru Ergül, (650) 723-6608

Courses Offered:
  • Accelerated First Year Turkish (AMELANG 84)
  • First Year Turkish (AMELANG 184)
  • Second Year Turkish (AMELANG 185)
  • Third Year Turkish (AMELANG 186)
  • Intermediate to Advance Turkish Conversation (AMELANG 15T)

Stanford University Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
Bruce Karahan, (650) 723-6608

Courses Offered:
  • Reading Turkish I (COMPLIT 248A)
     - Aims to develop reading competence in Turkish for graduate students. No prior knowledge of Turkish is necessary.
  • Reading Turkish II (COMPLIT 248B)
     - Continuation of COMPLIT 248A
  • Advanced Turkish-English Translation (COMPLIT 248C)
     - Continuation of COMPLIT 248B
  • Introductory Ottoman Turkish (COMPLIT 245)
  • Masterpieces: Orhan Pamuk (COMPLIT 109)
     - Explores the major works of Orhan Pamuk and the novel form
  • Îstanbul the Muse: Gateways to the World (COMPLIT 144B)
     - Exploration of contemporary Turkish cultural and political history with a focus on the city of Îstanbul
  • Contemporary Turkish Cinema and Society (COMPLIT 157)
     - Examination of contemporary cinema in a social and political context. Focus on absence of women, belonging, denied identities, masculinity, and nationalism
State University of New York (SUNY) - Binghamton
Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies
Gregory Key, (607) 777-4738

Courses Offered:
  • Elementary Modern Turkish I & II (TURK 111 & 112)
  • Intermediate Modern Turkish I & II (TURK 203 & 204)
  • Modern Turkish Literature in Translation (TURK 280A)
  • Turkish Media & Pop Culture (TURK 282C)
  • Ottoman Turkish (TURK 480A/undergraduate), (TURK 580/graduate)
Syracuse University
CAS Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Jaklin Kornfilt, (315) 443-5375

Courses Offered:
  • Turkish I
  • Turkish II
  • Turkish III
University of Arizona
Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS): Turkish
Ahmet Okal, (520) 621-8013

Levels Offered:
  • TURK101: Elementary Turkish, First Year
  • TURK102: Elementary Turkish, First Year
  • TURK401: Intermediate Turkish, Second Year
  • TURK402: Intermediate Turkish, Second Year
  • TURK403: Advanced Turkish, Third Year
  • TURK404: Advanced Turkish, Third Year
  • TURK407: Advanced / Superior Turkish, Fourth Year
University of California-Berkeley
Department of Near Eastern Studies
Jason Vivrette

Courses Offered:
  • Elementary Modern Turkish I & II (63403)
  • Intermediate Modern Turkish I & II (63406)
  • Readings in Modern Turkish (63409)
University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA)
Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
Beyza Lorenz, (310) 825-5167

Undergraduate Courses Offered:
  • Advanced Turkish
  • Turkish Tradition

Graduate Courses Offered:
  • Readings in Ottoman
  • Ottoman Diplomatics
University of Chicago
Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Kagan Arik, (773) 702-9512
Hakan Karateke

Courses Offered:
  • TURK 10101: Elementary Turkish I
  • TURK 10102: Elementary Turkish II
  • TURK 10103: Elementary Turkish III
  • TURK 20101: Intermediate Turkish I
  • TURK 20102: Intermediate Turkish II
  • TURK 20103: Intermediate Turkish III
  • TURK 10105: Introduction to Old Turkic I
  • TURK 10106: Introduction to Old Turkic II
  • TURK 10107: Introduction to Old Turkic III
University of Florida
Turkish Studies Program
Emrah Şahin, (352) 294-7143
Yasemin Eylem Peker

Levels Offered:
  • Beginning Turkish 1
  • Intermediate Turkish
University of Illinois
Department of Linguistics - Less Commonly Taught Languages Program: Turkish
Ayşe Özcan, (217) 333-3563

Courses Offered:
  • TURK199: Undergraduate Open Seminar
  • TURK201: Elementary Turkish I
     - Mastery of Turkish alphabet and phonetics; elementary formal grammar and the development of reading and writing skills; and conversation in the formal noncolloquial style.
  • TURK202: Elementary Turkish II
     - Continuation of TURK 201, with introduction of more advanced grammar; emphasis on more fluency in speaking, reading, and writing simple sentences in standard Turkish.
  • TURK403: Intermediate Turkish I
     - Continuation of TURK 202; emphasis on the development of appropriate reading, writing, speaking, and comprehension skills in Standard and Colloquial Turkish, with increased attention to ordinary written texts.
  • TURK404: Intermediate Turkish II
     - Continuation of TURK 403; emphasis on the development of better receptive and productive language skills in Standard and Colloquial Turkish, with increased attention to both written and spoken texts.
  • TURK405: Advanced Turkish I
     - Third-year Turkish with emphasis on conversational fluency and on increased ability in reading and comprehending texts, including newspaper prose and Turkish cultural materials. Course will also deal with the advanced level grammar found in such texts.
  • TURK406: Advanced Turkish II
     - Continuation of TURK 405 with increased emphasis on conversational fluency and comprehension of advanced level grammar in the reading of a variety of prose texts on current cultural issues.
  • TURK490: Special Topics in Turkish
     - Provides an opportunity to focus on various aspects of Turkish language, culture, and society.
University of Kansas
Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies
Esra Predolac, (785) 864-8106

Courses Offered:
  • TURK104: Elementary Turkish I
     - Basic language acquisition, including essentials of grammar, speaking, and writing standard (Osmanli) Turkish. LEC.
  • TURK108: Elementary Turkish II
  • TURK204: Intermediate Turkish I
     - Second-year course in Turkish language with emphasis on reading, composition, and conversation.
  • TURK208: Intermediate Turkish II
  • TURK314: Turkish Culture Through Film and Literature
     - This course introduces the student to Turkish culture, with a focus on the 20th and 21st centuries, mainly through films and literature. Among the topics are Turkey's geography, politics, history, religion, feminism, poetry, music and cuisine. This interdisciplinary course does not require any previous knowledge of Turkey or the Turkish Language; it is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Representative works of major authors and film directors will be discussed and analyzed in their historical, political and theoretical contexts.
  • TURK514: Turkish Culture Through Film and Literature
     - This course introduces the student to Turkish culture, with a focus on the 20th and 21st centuries, mainly through films and literature. Among the topics are Turkey's geography, politics, history, religion, feminism, poetry, music and cuisine. This interdisciplinary course does not require any previous knowledge of Turkey or the Turkish Language; it is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Representative works of major authors and film directors will be discussed and analyzed in their historical, political and theoretical contexts.
  • TURK675: Readings in Turkish
University of Massachusetts
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages:
 Mentored Turkish Courses

fcsilp@hfa.umass.edu

Levels Offered:
  • Mentored Turkish Levels I-VI
Full Course Options:
  • Turkish I & II
University of Michigan
Department of Near Eastern Studies: Turkish Studies
Gottfried Hagen, (734) 615-6571
Nilay Sevinç, (734) 647-4240

Levels Offered:
  • Elementary Turkish
  • Intermediate Turkish I
  • Modern Turkish Readings and Communication
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill
Duke&UNC Turkish Studies
Didem Havlıoğlu

Courses Offered:
  • TURK 101 & 102: Elementary Turkish
  • TURK 203 & 204: Intermediate Turkish
  • Asia 225: Îstanbul: Crossroads of Asia and Europe
  • Asia 062: First Year Seminar on Women and Spirituality in Turkey [FYS]
  • Asia 222: Turkey beyond Tradition and Modernity
  • Asia 424: Advanced Seminar on Power, Rebellion, and Identity in the Ottoman Empire
University of Pennsylvania
Near Eastern Languages of Civilization and Penn Language Center
Feride Hatiboglu, (215) 898-6039

Levels Offered:
  • Elementary Turkish
  • Intermediate Turkish
  • Advanced Turkish
  • Advanced Speaking Turkish and Cinema
  • Turkish Culture and Media
  • Structures of Turkish
  • Ottoman Turkish
University of Pittsburgh
Less Commonly Taught Langauges Center
Nur Lider, (412) 624-5512

Levels Offered:
  • Turkish 1: TURKSH 0101
    - offered every fall semester
  • Turkish 2: TURKSH 0102
    - offered every spring semester
  • Turkish 3: TURKSH 0103
    - offered every fall semester
  • Turkish 4: TURKSH 0104
    - offered every spring semester
  • Turkish 5: TURKSH 0105
    - offered every fall semester
  • Turkish 6: TURKSH 0106
    - offered every spring semester
University of Texas at Austin
Turkish Language and Literature
Jeannette Okur

Courses Offered:
  • TUR 601C: Intensive Turkish I
  • TUR 611C: Intensive Turkish II
  • TUR 329: Advanced Turkish I
  • TUR 329: Advanced Turkish II
  • MEL 321: Negotiating Urbanization in the Middle East: Case Studies in Turkey
University of Washington
Near Eastern Languages and Civilization:
 Turkish and Ottoman Studies Program

Prof. Selim Kuru, (206) 543-0475

Courses Offered:
  • TKISH 401: Intensive Elementary Turkish
  • TKISH 411: Elementary Turkish
  • TKISH 412: Elementary Turkish
  • TKISH 413: Elementary Turkish
  • TKISH 421: Intermediate Turkish
  • TKISH 422: Intermediate Turkish
  • TKISH 423: Intermediate Turkish
  • TKISH 451: Readings in Turkish Literary History I: Islam in Turkey
  • TKISH 452: Readings in Turkish Literary History II: Turkey After 1980s
  • TKISH 453: Readings in Turkish Literary History II: Early Republican Turkey
  • TKISH 454: Turkish Literary Genres: Identity and Politics of Literature in Turkey
  • TKISH 455: Turkish Travel Writing: From Late 19th to 20th Century Travel Literature in Turkish
  • TKISH 456: Introduction to Ottoman Turkish
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Deoartment of German, Nordic, and Slavic
B. Venkat Mani

Levels Offered:
  • contact institution
Yale University
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
özgen Felek

Courses Offered:

Return to top