Learning Turkish Language
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[sub]Its time to Learn the Turkish Language[/sub]
History Of Turkish Language
Turkish is a very ancient language and is one of the Altaic branch of the Ural-Altaic family of languages. In fact Turkish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, it is spoken by almost 78 million people in Turkey and over a large geographical area in Europe and Asia.
Here are a list of countries where Turkish is spoken:
Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uigur and some population in Cyprus (11.6%) Mongolia (1%), Iran (Turkic and Turkic dialects 26%, Turkish 1%) Iraq (10%).
In addition, there are more than a million speakers to be found in Bulgaria, Macedonia and Greece, more than 1.5 million speakers who live in Germany and nearly half a million live in other European countries.
So what are the main differences between the Altaic languages and the Indo-European set of languages ?
First is: Vowel harmony is a feature of all Ural-Altaic tongues.
Second: No gender.
Forth: Adjectives precede nouns.
Fifth: Verbs come at the end of the sentence
You will soon get to know how these features work and you will quickly appreciate that Turkish is a rich and interesting language to learn and use.
[sub]Your First Steps[/sub]
Rather than spend ages trying to learn back-to-front grammar, it is also more pleasant and fruitful to learn and speak greetings.
Then as verbs and nouns are added, we start off with using the simple present tense followed by the simple past and future.
With these understood and practiced, you are equipped to make hundreds of sentences and be well understood.
In all lessons, the grammar is supported with conversational examples and exercises from daily life.
[sub]Some Good News[/sub]
Turkish is an easy language to learn because it is pronounced as it is written. Unlike English where the sounds of letters can change, in Turkish the sounds of letters is always the same - much more logical :)
[sub]Practical Tips From a Successful Student[/sub]
I have learned by going into the chat room and actually speaking to Turks, they are always very helpful and friendly.
When you make mistakes don't be afraid to ask for help. In the chat rooms,
some kind and helpful Turks are willing to help you learn their language
[sub]Our Course in Fethiye[/sub]
All our course are intensive - which means you learn a lot, fast.
The Turkish that you learn stays with you because we practice it many times.
We take you out to places where you can use the words you have learned. Trips to the local open air market place. To the fish farms, to our village neighbours.
Because we have an English background we can explain Tuırkish from an English language mentality which greatly helps the understanding and aids progress.