PREP TURKISH – Prep required course (4 hours)

 

Turkish is taught in Prep for 4 hours per week. This course is an introductory course for the high school literature and language arts program. The curriculum includes interpretation of literary texts, comparison, basic grammar, writing, and rules for punctuation. Throughout the year, students will analyze poems, stories and novels. They will work on various projects such as poems of Orhan Veli and creating blogs out of the written work they have done throughout the year. The program is supplemented by computer technology and resources in the library. The curriculum is supported by books such as Çalıkuşu, Semaver, Baba Evi, İnce Memed 1, Yedek Parça.

 

 

TURKISH LANGUAGE ARTS  9 – Grade 9 required course (2 hours)

 

The Grade 9 Turkish Language Arts course is taught for 2 hours per week. This course aims to teach students the language rules and develop their power of expression. This course includes communication and culture, classification of languages, spelling, punctuation, word, sentence, and paragraph information. In this course, students will discuss, dramatize, and listen to guest speakers. They will learn by analytical thinking, synthesis and comparison methods. 

 

 

TURKISH LITERATURE 9 – Grade 9 required course (3 hours)

 

The Grade 9 Turkish Literature course is taught for 3 hours per week. This course is an introductory course to basic literature. A student’s future performance in literature is directly related to the knowledge they get from the grade 9 literature curriculum. The curriculum includes basic literature topics as well as the techniques of understanding and interpretation, analysis and comparison in literature. This course is supported by visual elements, guided books (Anthology of Contemporary Turkish Poetry; Mendil Altında; Mahmut and Yezida), projects (poem project) and other original methods and techniques.

 

 

TURKISH LANGUAGE ARTS 10 – Grade 10 required course (2 hours)

 

The Grade 10 Turkish Language Arts course is taught for 2 hours per week. This course includes types of oral expression such as presentations, discussions, panel, and types of words. The topics of the course are directly related to the YGS. The curriculum of the course is in parallel with the questions of the YGS which include reading questions, the keynote of paragraphs, supportive ideas, and methods of expression. The topics are taught in theory and related studies are applied. In this course, students will discuss, dramatize, and listen to guest speakers. They will learn by analytical thinking, synthesis and comparison methods. They will read the book named “Hakkari’de Bir Mevsim”.

 

 

TURKISH LITERATURE 10 – Grade 10 required course (3 hours)

 

The Grade 10 Turkish Literature course is taught for 3 hours per week. This course includes the importance of Turkish literature in history, Turkish literature in the verbal and written period, the impact of Islam in Turkish literature, and “halk edebiyatı”. The curriculum covers the time period from the verbal period until the 19th century. In this course, students will discuss, dramatize, and listen to the guest speakers. They will learn by analytical thinking, synthesis and comparison methods. The curriculum is supported by guided books named “Efresiyap’ın Hikâyeleri, Babil’de Ölüm İstanbul’da Aşk, Bab-ı Esrar, Dede Korkut Hikâyeleri.”

 

 

TURKISH LANGUAGE ARTS 11 – Grade 11 required course (2 hours)

 

The Grade 11 Turkish Language Arts course is taught 2 hours per week. In this course, students will work on the characteristics and differences of didactic and artistic texts. They will develop their skills in comprehension, in interpreting what they have read, and in expressing themselves in an appropriate method. They will study different types of texts like articles, essays, dialogues, diaries, anecdotes, and travel essays. They will write using Turkish in the most effective and accurate manner. Students will comprehend the features of texts and will be able to answer the related questions of the university exam. Through various projects, in which students give prepared and impromptu speeches in front of an audience, they will strengthen their speaking skills and will display different and effective communication skills. 

 

 

TURKISH LANGUAGE ARTS 11 – Grade 11 required course (4 hours)

 

The Grade 11 Turkish Language Arts course is taught 4 hours per week. Although the curriculums of 2-hour and 4-hour courses are the same, a different teaching methodology will be used in the 4-hour course, which will include classifying texts, techniques of analysis, and concrete examples of different texts.

After analyzing the historical development of the types of literary texts, students will prepare a project. The aim of the project is to help students develop their skills in research, analysis, interpretation, speaking in front of an audience, and critical thinking. By analyzing audio-visual and written works of Turkish and World Literature, the course aims to teach students language skills. Grammatical rules will be taught in detail to help students use the language effectively in relation to different target groups. The curriculum is supported by supplementary material such as İnsancıklar, Paranın Cinleri, Edebiyat Mutluluktur, İnsancıklar, Kürk Mantolu Madonna, Günlük (Oğuz Atay)

Students will learn many LYS related literary works and the relationship between the writers and their works in detail.

 

The curriculum of 4-hour language and expression course is designed for and strongly recommended for students who will be studying the “sözel” areas of Turkish universities where they will need good reading, comprehension, and interpretation skills.

 

 

TURKISH LITERATURE 11 – Grade 11 required course (3 hours)

 

The Grade 11 Turkish Literature course is taught 3 hours per week. Although the curriculums of 3-hour and 5-hour courses are the same, there are some differences in the number texts taught and the details of the subjects.

 

In this course, students will analyze writers and their works in various periods of Westernized Turkish Literature as well as the Western School of Literature trends and its impact on Turkish literature. The curriculum is supported by supplementary material such as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame and Kiralık Konak.

 

The curriculum of 3-hours Turkish literature course is designed for and recommended for students who are considering study in the “sayısal” areas of Turkish universities, where they will need good reading, understanding, and interpretation skills.

 

 

TURKISH LITERATURE 11 – Grade 11 required course (5 hours)

 

This Grade 11 Turkish Literature course is taught 5 hours per week. The curriculum of the course includes the Western School of Literature, Westernized Turkish Literature such as Tanzimat, Servet-i Fünun, Fecr-i Ati, and the “Milli Edebiyat” Period. The difference between the 3-hour and 5-hour courses is that students will learn go into more detailed analysis of example literature in this course. Students will have the opportunity to learn about more writers and poets that are not included in 3-hour literature course. It is an advantage for the students who will prefer to study in “sözel” area of Turkish universities. The curriculum is supported by supplementary material such as The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Araba Sevdası,Therese Raquin, Kürk Mantolu Madonna, Başın Öne Eğilmesin from Turkish literature, and world literature. By using various techniques, understanding and interpretation studies are done on these works within this course.

 

Students will prepare a project in the second semester on the book named Kiralık Konak. The aim of this project is to help students develop their skills in research, analysis, interpretation, and speaking in front of an audience. They will strengthen their critical reasoning skills and work on the visual arts in addition to written work.

 

The curriculum of the 5-hour Turkish literature course is designed for and strongly recommended for students who are considering study in the sözel” areas of Turkish universities, who will need good reading, understanding and interpreting skills. 

 

 

TURKISH LANGUAGE ARTS 12 – Grade 12 required course (2 saat)

 

The Grade 12 Turkish Language Arts course is taught 2 hours per week. Although the curriculum of the 2-hour and 4-hour courses is the same, in the the 2-hours course, students will classify texts, apply analysis technique, and use concrete examples of different types of texts. Students will analyze Turkish and Western writers and their works from the beginning of the 11th century until today.

 

After analyzing the historical development of the types of literary texts, students will prepare a project. The aim of the project is to help students develop their skills in research, analysis, interpretation, speaking in front of an audience, and critical thinking By analyzing audio-visual and written works of Turkish and World Literature, the course aims to teach students language skills.  The aim of the course is to help students develop their individual understanding, analysis, interpretation, and presentation skills. The curriculum is supported by supplementary materials such as “Dönüşüm”,“Korkuyu Beklerken”, “Beyaz Kale”

The curriculum of the 2-hour Language and Expression course is designed for and strongly recommended for students who are considering study in the “sayısal” areas of Turkish universities, where they will need good reading, understanding and interpretation skills. 

 

 

TURKISH LANGUAGE ARTS 12 – Grade 12 required course (4 saat)

 

The Grade 12 Turkish Language Arts course is taught 4 hours per week. Although the curriculum of the 2-hour and 4-hour courses is basically the same, students will go into greater depth in the 4-hour course, when classifying texts, applying analysis techniques and studying concrete examples of the different types of texts. Students will analyze Turkish and Western writers and their works from the beginning of the 11th century until today. Students will analyze the common characteristics of the research articles they read; compare popular, scientific and didactic articles from magazines and newspapers; analyze didactic works in which personal experiences, observations and beliefs of a writer, a philosopher or a scientist are included.

 

After analyzing the historical development of the types of literary texts, students will prepare a project. The aim of the project is to help students develop their skills in research, analysis, interpretation, speaking in front of an audience, and critical thinking By analyzing audio-visual and written works of Turkish and World Literature, the course aims to teach students language skills.  The aim of the course is to help students develop their individual understanding, analysis, interpretation, and presentation skills. The curriculum is supported by supplementary materials such as “Dönüşüm, Sersem Kocanın Kurnaz Karısı”. Students will learn many LYS related literary works and the relationship between the writers and their works in detail.

 

The curriculum of 4-hours language and expression course is designed for and strongly recommended for students who will prefer to study in sözel” areas of Turkish universities, where they will need good reading, understanding and interpreting skills.

 

 

TURKISH LITERATURE 12 – Grade 12 required course (3 hours)

 

The Grade 12 Turkish Literature course is taught 3 hours per week. Although the curriculum of the 3-hour and 5-hour courses is the same, there are some differences in the number of texts taught and the depth of the subjects covered.

 

In this course, it is expected that students will analyze the trends, literary works, and writers of the Republican Period of Modern Turkish Literature. Students will examine a wide range of writers from Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar to Nazım Hikmet; and from Aziz Nesin to Orhan Pamuk. It is expected students will synthesize, compare and apply critical reasoning skills to collected information.

 

The curriculum of 3-hour Turkish literature course is designed for students who are considering study in the sayısal” areas of Turkish universities, in which they will need good reading, comprehenison, and interpretation skills.

 

 

TURKISH LITERATURE 12 – Grade 12 required course (5 hours)

 

The Grade 12 Turkish Literature course is taught 5 hours per week. The curriculum of this course includes the Republican Period of Turkish Literature, the Turkish Literature era initiated around 1940, and the Turkish Literature era initiated around 1960. The difference between the 3-hour and 5-hour courses is that students will analyze in greater detail more examples. Students will have the opportunity to learn about many writers and poets who are not included in the 3-hour literature course.

 

In the LYS exam, most of the literature questions are made up of questions related to writers and poets. In this case, students need to learn about most of the writers of the Republican Period. The 5-hour Turkish literature course covers these topics. The taught topics will be practiced using a variety of exercises.

 

The curriculum of the 5-hour Turkish literature course is designed for and strongly recommended for students who are considering study in the “sözel” areas of Turkish universities, where they will need good reading, understanding and interpretation skills.

 

 

UNIVERSITY PREPARATION TURKISH – Grade 12 elective (2 hours)

 

The main objective of this course is to teach students all the features of the Turkish language and prepare them for the YGS and LYS. This course will help students to further develop the habitual process of understanding, applying, comprehending, analyzing, and synthesizing. Since the Turkish language skills help students develop their understanding and interpretation skills, being successful in this course will affect their performance in language based courses. The skills related to accurately reading, understanding, and interpretating are important in finding correct answers no matter the subject area involved.

 

The course curriculum includes a review of the topics of the YGS Turkish syllabus which includes spelling, punctuation, phonetics, semantics, word structure, vocabulary, sentence structure, and sentence ordering. In addition to the YGS curriculum, this course will review basic literature and the writers and poets in both Turkish and world literature, topics which are included in the LYS exam. 

 

The course begins with a thorough review of the entire Lise Turkish Language and Literature curriculum, followed by intensive question answer sessions, where students can ask about areas of concern.

 

Turkish is an important contributor to the overall YGS points, between 11-40%, therefore this course is strongly recommended for students who are taking the Turkish university entrance exam.