Although designed as an introduction to Turkish (so presumably it is for beginners), I believe this course would be much more suitable, indeed, very effective for those who have learned to speak some Turkish and wish to clarify rules of grammar, vowel harmony and pronunciation of which they are unsure. I know no Turkish, and for someone with a love of and something of a flare for languages, I found this course discouraging. The Turkish language is difficult enough, and to aim to learn it in 3 months is optimistic indeed, especially with this particular course. I would have thought the idea would be as far as possible to make it seem simple, with simple sentences designed to tempt efforts to communicate. Instead this book encourages learning by rote in idiosynchratic methods that are conducive to further complication. After the first tape, I found I was no nearer to composing a useful sentence of my own than I was at the beginning. The lessons are unevenly constructed, with several pages which can be digested easily in an hour and a further single page that can take much longer than an hour to digest, leaving one still in doubt as to whether the lesson has been learned correctly. I did wonder whether I could write my own Turkish language book by unravelling the convoluted methods in this one and laying them out in a more straightforward fashion. But such convolution and the inherent strangeness of the language do not inspire clarity of mind! These negative elements can only be advantageous for a Turkish speaker wishing to refresh his/her knowledge of the language with unusual approaches. But for absolute beginners, I would counsel wariness. Learning a language on one's own is hard enough; learning by this course could demoralise.