Focusing on day-to-day language needs, this introductory course designed for adults and young-adult learners covers the practical language required for such situations as meeting people and socializing, getting around, making arrangements, and getting help and information. Unlike a typical textbook, this guide uses a fresh and modern approach to language learning, presenting language in contemporary, useful dialogues with key grammar points explained and illustrated. An accompanying audio CD featuring lively music and dialogue allows learners to listen to and practice Turkish, helping them with pronunciation, comprehension, and allowing for use in the classroom or for self-study.
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About the Author
Orhan Dogan is the author of English Handbook for Turkish Speakers and The Turkish Handbook for English Speakers, and has taught English in Turkey for more than 20 years. Anna Wilman is the illustrator of Starting English.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book provides limited gramatical information (the necessary basis for learning any language). The grammar is summarised, very briefly on two pages at the back of the book. Limited explanations are given for the grammar. Verb endings are not listed, but just examples, with no infinitive of the verb given, thus it is impossible to tell what is the stem and what is in fact the verb ending. Not only that, but the verb that is used (gitmet, to go) is an irregular verb, and yet this is not explained. I only found the correct verb endings by Googling the pronoun and the verb, finding out what that meant, and then getting the infinitive from there, thus being able to work out the verb ending. Whilst there does appear to be a good quantity of vocabulary for a book of this size, I was not taught to learn language by learning just vocabularly; we also had the grammar drummed in to us at school. There are some fantastic free websites on the internet which detail, simply, Turkish grammar, and which are much more useful than this book will ever be.