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Turkish Language Program

Turkish language classes are designed for contemporary learners who are intersted in learning to read, write, speak and understand Turkish language, in addition to learning about Turkish culture, Ottoman History in relation to Modern Turkey, Anatolian Civilizations, Turkish Cuisine, International Relations, European Union relations, and many other related topics.

Completion of Accelerated First Year Turkish Part 1 and Part 2 (Amelang 84A and Amelang 84B) satisfies the one year university foriegn language requirement.

About Turkish Language

Turkish is one of the major languages of the World with over 80 million native speakers. It is the official language of the Republic of Turkey and it is widely spoken in Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Bulgaria, Greece, Cyprus, Australia and in the United States.

One of about twenty languages that constitute the Turkic Language Family, Turkish is a subject-object-verb order language, in which gender, definite, and indefinite articles do not exist. The Latin Alphabet was introduced in 1928 by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk to replace the Ottoman Alphabet. Turkish is not related to any of the major languages of the Middle East such as Arabic, Persian and Hebrew. The Turkish Lexicon is made up mostly native words and loanwords from Arabic and Persian.


Turkish Language Courses at Stanford Language Center are part of African and Middle Eastern Studies Program. 

AMELANG 84 - Accelerated First Year Turkish

AMELANG 184 - First Year Turkish 

AMELANG 185 - Second Year Turkish

AMELANG 186 - Third Year Turkish

AMELANG 15T - Intermediate to Advance Turkish Conversation