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
Prof. Erika Gilson, (801) 422-7192

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

Levels Offered:
Columbia University
The Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures Program
Etem Erol
Cornell University
Near Eastern Studies Department
obb4@cornell.edu
Duke University
Slavic & Eurasian Studies
Erdağ Göknar, (919) 660-3151
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
Georgetown University
Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies
Prof. Sylvia Önder, (202) 687-6175
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
  • 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
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies
Sibel Erol, (212) 992-9622
Northwestern University
Program of African and Asian Languages: Turkish
Prof. Judith Wilks, (847) 491-2767

Levels Offered:
  • Elementary Turkish
  • Intermediate Turkish
Ohio State University
Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Bulent Bekcioglu, (614) 270-2574
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

Levels Offered:
Rutgers University
School of Arts and Sciences - Languages: Turkish
Prof. Ferhan Tunagur, (732) 445-0275

Levels Offered:
  • Elementary Turkish
  • Intermediate Turkish
  • Advanced Turkish
San Francisco State University
Turkish

Levels Offered:
  • First Semester Turkish
  • Second Semester Turkish
  • Third Semester Turkish
  • Fourth Semester Turkish
  • Turkish Conversation
  • Turkish Cultures and Identities
Smith 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
Stanford University
Comperative Literature
Dr. Burcu Karahan, (650) 723-6608
  • 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
  • Istanbul the Muse: Gateways to the World (COMPLIT 144B)
     - Exploration of contemporary Turkish cultural and political history with a focus on the city of Istanbul
  • 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 Binghamton
Middle East and North African Program: Turkish
mena@binghamton.edu, (607) 777-4738

Levels Offered:
  • contact department
Syracuse University
Languages, Literature and Linguistics
Jaklin Kornfilt, (315) 443-5375
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
Ayla Algar, (510) 642-3757
University of California-Los Angeles
Near Eastern Languages & Cultures
Beyza Lorenz, (310) 825-5167
University of Chicago
Ottoman and Turkish Studies
Dr. Kagan Arik, (773) 702-9512

Levels Offered:
  • Elementary Turkish
  • Intermediate Turkish
  • Advanced Turkish
  • Ottoman Turkish
University of Florida
Turkish Studies Program
Emrah Şahin, (352) 294-7143

Levels Offered:
  • Beginning Turkish 1 & 2
  • Intermediate Turkish 1 & 2
  • Advanced Turkish 1 & 2
  • Independent Readings in Turkish
University of Illinois
Less Commonly Taught Languages Program: Turkish
Dr. Ercan Balci, (217) 244-3058

Levels Offered:
  • contact department
University of Kansas
Slavic Languages & Literatures: Turkish
Abbas Karakaya, (785) 864-8106

Levels Offered:
  • Elementary Turkish
  • Intermediate 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
Mehmet Sureyya Er, (734) 763-6446

Levels Offered:
  • contact institution
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Department of Asian Studies
Prof. Canguzel Zulfikar

Courses Offered:
  • TURK 101 & 102: Elementary Turkish
  • TURK 203 & 204: Intermediate Turkish
  • Asia 225: Istanbul: 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
The Less Commonly Taught Langauges Center
Nur Lider, (412) 624-5512
  • Turkish: Levels 1-6
  • Intensive Turkish
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 Utah
Department of Languages & Literature: Turkish
Fernando Rubio, (801) 581-7561
  • Elementary Turkish
  • Intermediate Turkish
  • Advanced Turkish
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
Department of History
historyinfo@lists.wisc.edu, (608) 263-1800

Levels Offered:
  • contact institution
Yale University
Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Betul Tarhan, (203) 432-2944

Levels Offered:
  • Elementary Modern Turkish I + II
  • Intermediate Turkish I + II
  • Advanced Turkish I + II

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