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1st International Symposium of Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language

Edited By İsmail Güleç and Bekir Ince

This book consists of papers presented at the 1st International Symposium of Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language. The Symposium was held at Het Pand Culture and Congress Center of Ghent University in April 2015. It was presented by the Sakarya University Institute of Education Sciences and the Belgium Turkish Associations with the support of the Turkish Language Association and the Yunus Emre Institute.

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Evaluation of Methods of Reading in the Books for Teaching Turkish to Foreigners


Abstract Turkish language has been used actively in many geographical areas from the east to the west. Current improvements have raised the importance of second language teaching, which has resulted in the development of studies for teaching Turkish as a second language. Foreign languages are taught at three stages; as a basic user, independent language usage and advanced language level. In advanced language, an individual is expected to comprehend nearly all articles and the articles and passages included in his/her field of expertise. The aim of this research is to assess the reading methods included in course books for teaching Turkish to foreigners at advanced level (Level C). The problem statement of this piece of research has been determined as; “Are convenient methods used in activities for reading skills in course books for Teaching Turkish to Foreigners?”. The method of reviewing the document has been used in the research and reading passages in the course books have been examined. The population of the research is advanced level (Level C) course books for teaching Turkish to foreigners. The sample is Gazi and İstanbul advanced course books of Turkish for Foreigners.

Keywords: Teaching Turkish to Foreigners, reading, course books for teaching Turkish to foreigners.

1. Introduction

Turkish has been used as a mother tongue in many geographical areas and is one of the oldest languages in the world. The fact that knowing more than one language is valuable and achieving success internationally is possible...

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