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Turkish Complete Audio CD Program [With 2 CDs] (Teach Yourself (McGraw-Hill)) Paperback – 1 Apr 2004
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You'll find plenty of praise for the course in the other commentaries; I leave it to you to check them and won't repeat those points. I'll add:
1) The authors have a genuine enthusiasm for teaching us Turkish. This comes through in their work and makes it an enjoyable experience to follow them through the dialogues, explanations and exercises they put together for us.
2) The dialogues are very up to date, contemporary and relevant to what we will actually want to be able to say. And the dialogues are lively stories. Be sure to get the edition with the audio CD's. I believe a learner must hear a language to learn it correctly.
3) The authors used judgment to choose what is necessary to learn for a basic level of Turkish language ability. A person needs to decide how much they want to learn, or to be practical, can learn in his or her circumstances. For example, there is the BBC Talk series on one end of spectrum for those who want to learn a few sentences before going to a foreign country for vacation, and there are 4 year university courses at the other end of the spectrum for those wanting in depth knowledge. Teach Yourself Turkish is in the middle and just right for me and many others who are self teaching at home.
4) They put things together for us: for example, the various question words, p.62; prepositions of place chart, p. 76; exclamations, p. 101; very helpful summary, "buffer y, n or s," p. 108, and the liberal use of chart format to make things clear.
5) They give us lots of practice, a lot of student involvement with various activities and exercises and plenty of audio to listen to (then we can listen and repeat).
6) Finally, the English translation for all the dialogues in the book is available on request from the publisher:
send to attention of: Ginny Catmur, Teach Yourself Books
Being able to have the English translations is very important for me since this is a Teach Yourself program; we don't have a classroom teacher to check our work. Do work out as much as you can the translation of the dialogue. This is working with and effectively studying the language. Then, with the translation of the dialogues we can check our work.
You won't go wrong with this. It is as real good course.
The book itself is very useful for those of us who want to learn the kind of turkish you'd hear on the phone, in the street or in conversations between friends. While there are explanations for the grammar points, the book is dominated by useful common examples and the grammar points shown in not just sentences, but in entire dialogs.
This is by far my favorite Turkish learning book.