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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA2164: Intermediate Turkish I

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Aims

In this module, continuing Elementary Turkish II, it is expected that you will learn the proper pronunciation of the vocabulary featured in the textbook by recourse to the teacher during class and to these tapes privately over the course of the week. Translation exercises are regularly given as homework, which is later corrected and analysed by the whole class. Turkish poetry and prose readings are also regularly discussed and analysed in class. You will read and learn all texts given by the teacher over the course of the semester, with some of these texts appearing in the exams.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate mastery of intermediate Turkish grammar
2. Read intermediate texts in Turkish
3. Have the capacity to carry on intermediate level conversation in Turkish
4. Acquire a basic understanding of the importance of Turkish language and civilisation in the broader context of Islamic civilisation and culture
Discipline-Specific Skills5. Identify, describe and manipulate a range of linguistic forms and structures in reading, writing, and conversation
6. Assimilate basic information about another culture
Personal and Key Skills7. Develop time management skills
8. Conduct independent study, as well as to work in groups in conversation and text-based work
9. Demonstrate confidence in the use of a foreign language and will be able to use the language laboratory
10. Work independently, within a limited time frame, and without access to external sources, to complete a specified task.