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Course Code: 
TKL 201
Course Period: 
Course Type: 
Course Language: 
Course Objectives: 
The course aims at helping students improve their skill in written and oral narration, by teaching them features and rules of the language.
Course Content: 

A general information about language in general and world languages, the historical evolution of Turkish and its relationship with other languages, phonetical and morphological characteristics of Modern Turkish, applying/practicing rules of orthography and punctuation

Course Methodology: 
1. Lecture 2. Case study 3. Discussion 4. Demonstration 5. Group work 6. Microteaching 7. Problem solving
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A. Classical exam B. Multiple-choice test C. Incomplete D. True-False E. Oral exam F. Portfolio G. Performance type H. Report

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1-Aims at  helping students use punctuation marks and orthography correctly 1, 3,4 A
2-Aims at helping students understand basic features of language and  criteria for classifying languages 1, 3,4 A
3-Aims at helping students  remember the evolution of Turkish 1,3,4 A
4-Aims at teaching students features of Turkish and how to apply them

5-Aims at improving students’ skills in written and oral narration

1,3,4 A


Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 Introduction/orientation:  Giving students information about the content of the course and how the material will be covered


Related  readings
2  Punctuation,  general rules of spelling Related readings
3 Definition and basic features of, language, relationship /parallel between language and culture Related readings
4 Types of languages Related readings
5  Morphological classification of world languages Related readings
6 Language Families Related readings
7  Information about Short story-which is  one of the genres of written narrative Related readings
8 Midterm Exam Related readings
9 Historical evolution of Turkish-alphabets used by Turks Related readings
10 Phonetical characteristics and features of Turkish Related readings
11  Clichés Related readings
12 Ungrammatical sentences-examples(wrong word use ) Related readings
13 Ungrammatical sentences-examples (badly constructed sentences) Related readings
14  İnformation about Essay-which is one of the genres of written narrative Related readings


Recommended Sources

Required Aksan, Doğan(1975), “Anadili”, Türk Dili,31/285,s. 423-434

Aksan, Doğan(1987), Her Yönüyle Dil, Ana Çizgileriyle Dilbilim,3 cilt , Ankara

Aksan, Doğan (2000), Türkiye Türkçesinin Dünü, Bugünü, Yarını, Ankara, Bilgi yayınevi

Ali, Sabahattin (2005), Yeni Dünya, İstanbul, YKY

Ataç, Nurullah (2010), Günlerin Getirdiği-Sözden Söze, 7.b., İstanbul, YKY

Atay, Oğuz (2000), Korkuyu Beklerken, İstanbul, İletişim Yayınları

Ergin, Muharrem (2014), Türk Dil Bilgisi, İstanbul, Bayrak Yay.

Hepçilingirler, Feyza (2013),Türkçe “Off”, 43.b.,İstanbul, Everest Yayınları

Korkmaz, Zeynep ve diğerleri (1995), Türk Dili ve Kompozisyon Bilgileri, Ankara,           Yüksek Öğretim Kurulu Matbaası

Montaigne (1991),Denemeler,(Türkçesi: Sabahattin Eyüboğlu), İstanbul,Cem Yayınevi

Taner, Haldun(1995), Çok Güzelsin Gitme Dur, İstanbul, Bilgi Yayınevi

Taner, Haldun (2005), Şişhane’ye Yağmur Yağıyordu/Ayışığında “Çalışkur”, Ankara, Bilgi Yayınevi

Türkçe Sözlük (2011), Türk Dil Kurumu Yayınları, 11. b., Ankara

Yazım Kılavuzu (2009), Türk Dil Kurumu Yayınları, 26. b., Ankara


Material Sharing

Documents Xerox copies given to students before class.



Mid-terms 1 50
FINAL 1 50
Total   100
Total   100



COURSE CATEGORY Expertise/Field Courses


Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5  
1 To have the necessary knowledge about “History of Turkish Language” as a part of teaching Turkish language and literature curriculum in high schools.             X  
2 To have the necessary knowledge about “Turkey Turkish” and “Modern Turkish Grammar” as a part of Turkish language and literature teaching in high schools.            X  
3 To have the necessary knowledge about historical lexicology and philological evolution of Turkish language.         X  
4 To have the necessary knowledge about the stages of acculturation and oral / written sources of Turkish language.         X  
5 To have the necessary knowledge about modern Turkish dialects and their literatures.       X    
6 To have the necessary knowledge about “History of Turkish Literature” as a part of Turkish language and literature teaching in high schools.          X    
7 To have the necessary knowledge about all major figures of Turkish literature (writer, poet, critic, academic, etc.) as a part of Turkish language and literature teaching in high schools.             X      
8 To have the necessary knowledge about oral / written sources of medieval and early modern Turkish literature.       X    
9 To have the necessary knowledge about modern Turkish literature from Tanzimat to Republic period throughout the history.   X        
10 To instruct students to synthesize the dynamics of Turkish modernization with the content of Turkish Language and Literature teaching and to have critical attitudes with historiography of Turkish literature.      X      
11 To instruct students to make critical readings of worldwide / national classics listed by Ministry of National Education .   X        
12 To instruct students to synthesize their common knowledge of literary genres, forms and literary history with the theoretical frameworks about construction of national history.       X        
13 To have ability to design original materials for field education and develop new projects.   X        
14 To have the necessary knowledge about paleography, research and presentation techniques using in Humanities.   X        
15 To have a critical and comparative perspective about Turkish literature among world literatures.   X        



Activities Quantity Duration
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 15x Total course hours) 15 2 30
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 15 1 15
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Term Paper 1 1 1
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Work Load     50
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     2
ECTS Credit of the Course     2