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Turkish (TYL) [Paperback]

David Pollard , Asuman Celen Pollard
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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2 Dec 1996 TYL
This Turkish language course assumes no previous knowledge of other languages: the emphasis is firmly on communication skills. It is based on the Council of Europe's guidelines on language learning and contains plenty of exercise material.

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  • Paperback: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Teach Yourself; 2 edition (2 Dec 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340647345
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340647349
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 13 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 971,091 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Asuman Celen Pollard was born in Turkey where she spent many years teaching both English and Turkish as a foreign language. She now teaches Turkish at the University of Birmingham. After teaching English as a Foreign Language in Switzerland, Bulgaria and Turkey, David Pollard became a computer analyst-programmer and spent a decade developing educational software. He now works in medical education. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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51 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best way to learn a fascinating language 5 Mar 2006
I've tried several books to help me learn Turkish and this is the best. The authors strike just the right balance between grammatical explanations that help you understand what's really going on, and genuinely useful dialogues and vocabulary. They make the whole process great fun. I've been plugging away at this book for a few months now, am off to Turkey soon and, along with the Rough Guide dictionary/phrasebook which I will take with me, feel well prepared. Minor gripes: the glossary at the end includes far from all of the words in the texts, proofreading is a bit erratic, and the exercise answers at the back are hard to match up because they're listed under chapter numbers while the exercises themselves only have the chapter names at the top of the page. But don't let that put you off - this book is great.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant introduction to Turkish 25 July 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio Cassette
Being a lover of all things Turkish i felt it was time to stop expecting the Turk's to talk to me 24/7 in English so i bought Teach Yourself Turkish, the cassete and book pack.
The book alone can teach you enough to get by but with the tape accompanying it, it makes the whole process easier and even more fun!
The authors give good pointers on how to go about this 'Teach Yourself' course and beleieve me its working!
So if i can do then so can you!
Definatly recommend using this as your first and possibly only means of beginner Turkish.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars reasonable beginners book with a few errors 23 Jan 2001
By A Customer
Not very well laid out for the eye. Moves along quite quickly. Covers most of the essentials, but the exercises do not seem all that well thought out and some don't really test what you've learned. Emphasis very much Turkish to English and not the other way around
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to follow 23 Feb 2013
By larissa
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I got this pack some time ago now when I was going to Turkey for a couple of months and did'nt have a clue how to speak the language, I found it very clear and easy to follow it gave you many examples of everyday topics which I found very helpful when I got there, and if you are surrounded by Turkish people you pick up even more and you can relate back to the book for a clearer understanding, I used to listen to it while cooking and cleaning and just repeated each section that I was unclear on, but it does go over each lesson anyway. I found it helpful if you put post it notes over many objects at home and write the turkish name of them which I got from the book and that way each time you see them say it out loud and it sticks in your memory alot quicker and easier!

I would deffinatley recommend this pack
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very easy to read book 4 Feb 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is good get good day to day conversation in Turkish language, nicely written and make it fun to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book 14 Aug 2011
Invaluable for learning Turkish. Well set out with regular tests to check that you have understood. Best teach yourself book around for Turkish
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