Advanced Turkish DVD-ROM

by Jessica Tiregol, Ph.D.

Advanced Turkish DVD-ROM is comprehensive multimedia language courseware. This DVD-ROM package is the equivalent of a textbook and workbook, with audio and video.

It can be used either by independent learners or by students in a traditional or self-instructional classroom setting, and covers material equivalent to a one-year college course.

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About the Author

Jessica Tiregol received a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies with a concentration in the areas of Turkish and Late-Ottoman studies from Princeton University. Her research examined the role of primary education in nation-state-building for the case of the early Turkish Republic. Her professional experience has been in the field of instructional technology, specifically web development, content and project management. She has developed web sites and has assisted in computer-aided instruction for countless courses and organizations in all fields especially foreign languages. She is currently working for the UCLA Library Computing Services as the Supervisor for Instructional Technology Services.  She has also begun a project for a web-based language instruction program allowing for the creation and sharing of language materials among language instructors and learners.

Author's Introduction to the DVD-ROM

Introduction by
Jessica Tiregol, Ph.D.


Advanced Turkish is meant to be a culmination or summation of the basic Beginners lessons which taught you the language fundamentals, and the Intermediate lessons in which you learned common sentence structures and increased your vocabulary and knowledge of the culture. The Advanced lessons provide materials with more complex sentence and grammar structures as well as some conversational Turkish demonstrating advanced language skills. Upon completion of the Advanced lessons, you should have a solid foundation in the language allowing you to express yourself in Turkish, both orally and in writing. Your advanced language skills should allow you to express yourself clearly and accurately using complete sentences and being able to narrate or relate stories, experiences or opinions in the major tenses for the past and future. In developing your advanced language skills, concentrate not only on more complex grammatical forms but also on using, but not necessarily at a level or complexity commensurate with your command of your native tongue.

The “Getting Started” section will explain the layout of the units and lessons. I recommend the “Tips for Advanced Turkish” section as it will give you strategies for learning Turkish and optimizing your work with the lessons on this disk.

Your primary goal, at this stage of learning Turkish, should be to express yourself in a variety of situations both formal and informal and to be able to negotiate difficulties. Examples of these types of contexts may be making arrangements to rent an apartment, reporting a problem to a customer service representative or summarizing an assigned reading to your professor. At this stage, you should do a great deal of reading of authentic texts of all types in Turkish and try to expose yourself to various types of media such as films, television and radio programs. Working through these lessons should give you the skills to develop your advanced Turkish language skills.

Kolay gelsin!

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System Requirements

 To run the Critical Languages Series DVD-ROM software, your computer will need to meet these requirements:

  • Windows XP, Vista, 7, or 8
    Products have been tested to work on Windows XP, but we can no longer recommend it due to the end of support by Microsoft.
  • DVD-ROM drive
  • Screen resolution of 1024x768 or greater
  • Internet Explorer 5.5 or greater
  • Windows Media Player 7 or greater
  • Microphone recommended

This disc requires a PC and will not play on a standard DVD movie player.

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Advanced Turkish DVD-ROM is being used at California State University San Bernardino, The Canadian Foreign Service Institute, and many other institutions and schools. .