I suppose there is not much in particular in my personal background that might qualify me to evaluate language-learning texts like this one, but I have to say that I am entirely satisfied (perhaps even delighted) with the way this book is organized and with the brisk, lively style the authors, both apparently accomplished linguists, use in presenting the material. In each unit (there are 16 units)they give an interesting dialogue, a section on grammar and usage, lots of well-constructed exercises, and a final short dialogue. I must confess that my initial interest in learning Turkish was born of selfish motives: the grad school I'll be attending in the fall requires knowledge of a non-Indo-European language, so I considered a whole bunch of(to me)unknown tongues and happily zeroed in, considering that the civilization of which it is a part is so much more interesting than the others, on Turkish. Despite my less-than-noble original motivation, I have, by using this fine book, come to appreciate the great beauty of the language, really quite extraordinary in its morphology and syntax as well as in its phonetics and phonology. If this book leaves anything at all to be desired, it might be that is does not overwhelm the student with examples, and I personally love being overwhelmed with examples. Don't get me wrong: Teach Yourself Turkish gives plenty of examples, a wealth of them. But I would like having still more. I guess that's a question of what they are now calling my own "learning style." This book can be used with profit by anyone seriously interested in language study. Highly recommended.