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Indiana University: Turkish (Domestic)

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Location: 
Bloomington, Indiana
Language: 
Turkish
School: 
Indiana University
Dates of Program: 
June 8, 2020
  -  
July 31, 2020

 

 

Program Type: 
Summer Domestic
Program Level: 
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Classroom/Study Hours: 
Year 1Year 2Year 3
Credits offered888
Number of Classroom Hours per week202020
Number of Self-Study/Homework Hours per week151515
Number of Hours With a Language Partner per week444
Number of Hours of Other Activities per week444
Textbook: 

Level 1

  • Turkish A1 for Foreigners-Istanbul Beginner Course Book with Audio Cd + Workbook, by Kurtulus Oztopcu, 3rd edition, ISBN 978-975-7981-40-4
  • Turkish A2 for Foreigners-Istanbul Beginner Course Book with Audio Cd + Workbook, by Kurtulus Oztopcu, 3rd edition ISBN 978-975-7981-40-4
  • Additional course materials provided.

Level 2

  • Turkish A1 for Foreigners-Istanbul Beginner Course Book with Audio Cd + Workbook, by Kurtulus Oztopcu, 3rd edition, ISBN 978-975-7981-40-4
  • Turkish A2 for Foreigners-Istanbul Beginner Course Book with Audio Cd + Workbook, by Kurtulus Oztopcu, 3rd edition ISBN 978-975-7981-40-4

Level 3

  • Additional course materials provided

Textbooks subject to change.

Program Details: 

Indiana University offers an innovative and challenging program in Turkish at three levels. This intensive program focuses on developing the major language skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students who complete 1st-Year Turkish will be able to navigate in a Turkish-speaking environment, engage comfortably in day-to-day exchanges, and participate in simple social interactions. Students who complete 2nd-Year Turkish will be able to understand authentic materials, including news, videos, podcasts, chats, stories, articles on familiar topics, will be able to negotiate most routine social interactions with confidence, and will have a solid foundation for travel or advanced study.

All Project GO programs provide funding for:

  • Tuition/fees
  • Room and Board
  • Travel to/from study location
  • Books
  • Insurance
  • Visa

The following costs will not be included in Project GO Funding: personal spending money, personal travel, costs for obtaining a passport, medication, and expenses for dependents.

Please Note: Project GO participants planning to travel abroad MUST have a valid U.S. passport in their possession no later than 90 days before anticipated travel date. Many destinations require student visas, which take additional processing time. For further information, visit our FAQs.

Additional Details: 

The Indiana University domestic Turkish program delivers an intensive immersion experience. The program prides itself on its close-knit, community orientation. Students live, study, and socialize with other students of Turkish, speaking only that language in class, during afternoon activities, in dorms after hours, and with native speakers, as well. Classes are practical and oriented to helping students develop speaking proficiency and acquire cultural knowledge and habits that will allow them to interact appropriately and confidently in a Turkish community.

Classes are designed with the best practices of the National Turkish Flagship Language Program and the IU Turkish Flagship Program. A special feature of the Turkish program is that every student works in micro-groups of 1 or 2 with a trained tutor to practice and review those aspects of the day's lesson that they found most challenging. This is in addition to regular office hours and walk-in language assistance in the dorm.

Project GO students enjoy a rich Turkish-language cultural program, featuring weekly presentations and films; language tables with members of the Bloomington Turkish community; cultural and current events presentations; hands-on sessions on ebru, Turkish music (including concerts with student participation, Turkish pop music, and youth culture.

Students also have access to IU’s English-language summer events, including job recruiter visits and career planning services, academic presentations by faculty and advanced students. Participants are invited to meet with private and government recruiters who come to campus, including the federal intelligence agencies, and they have exclusive access to lectures and coffee hours with senior military leaders with overseas experience.

Indiana University is a national hub for language learning, teaching more languages and hosting more National Language Flagship Programs than any other school in the country. The Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, which houses the Project GO program, also runs a Language Training Center for active-duty DoD personnel and works actively with local military units to support their language training needs.

Application Deadline: 
February 17, 2020
Separate application?: 
No, a separate application is not needed.
How to Apply: 

Students interested in applying for summer domestic study through IU Project GO should complete the Project GO Common Application.

Program Images: 
Name: 
Wayne Parkinson
Phone: 
(812) 855-2889

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