Learn Turkish in Athens
What about learning Turkish from native speakers living in Athens, Greece? Sounds good? Then keep on reading.
You may be interested in Turkish language, but don't know how and where to start. Or, you have already started learning Turkish, but got stuck at one point and now need some help to go further. Never lose your motivation to learn a new language! As AthensMania.Com, we offer the opportunity to develop or improve your Turkish language skills and at the same time learn about the Turkish culture, regardless of your level of skills, age or background.
Whether you are a beginner, or at an intermediate or advanced level, we can organize courses that suit you. Turkish classes in Athens are conducted by experienced tutors. Our tutors are Turkish native speakers and have at least a university degree. And not only their knowledge and experience but also their ability to connect with students as individuals make them successful as teachers.
If you live in Athens, Greece and want to speak Turkish better and better, do not hesitate to contact us today!
We are ready to start a new and enjoyable journey with you!
You can be either a beginner or intermediate in Turkish, our teachers pay special attention to improve your abilites of speaking and understanding the spoken language instead of filling your head only with grammar. They know what you need and they teach the language fast and easily. You are adults so you don't need to go over the same way as you did when you learned your native language! Our tutors will show you shortcuts to the Turkish grammar and you will see how easy Turkish grammar is. And yeah, you won't believe yourself when you make your first sentences on your own in Turkish. Türkçe çok kolay! (=Turkish is so easy.) 😀
WHY LEARN TURKISH?
Turkish is an important language first because of the big numbers of people who speak it. 75 million people speak Turkish as their first language, making it one of the world’s 15 most widely spoken first languages. There are other communities of speakers in the Balkans and the Caucasus, and several very large Turkish immigrant communities in Western Europe (Turkish is the second most widely spoken language in Germany, for example). Another 15 million people speak Turkish as a second language.
Turkey is strategically connected, geographically and culturally, to Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Thus Turkish and knowledge of Turkey are advantageous to anyone interested in the international business or politics of those regions. Likewise, for students pursuing careers in business or government service, opportunities will only continue to increase as Turkey continues to develop as a global economic power. Studying Turkish gives you a depth of understanding that makes you a valuable asset to corporations, government and other organizations promoting productive alliances with the Middle East. Business opportunities are rapidly opening in Turkey.
Turkish belongs to a language family that includes thirty Turkic languages spoken in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Siberia. The differences among these languages are much smaller than their close similarities. Knowledge of Turkish opens up to you a region of great geo-political significance. In the shorter term this translates (among other things) into interesting jobs and scholarship funds for students of Turkish.
Some More Notes About Turkish Language
Related not to the other major languages of Europe or the Middle East but instead (distantly) to Finnish and Hungarian, Turkish is an agglutinative language. Agglutination refers to the process of adding suffixes to a root-word, so that a single word can convey what English would take a complete sentence to say. For example, the English sentence “They were not coming” is a single word in Turkish: "Gelmiyorlardı".
"Come” (gel-) is the root word, and elements meaning “not,” “-ing,” “they,” and “were” (past tense marker) are all suffixed to it. The regularity and predictability in Turkish of how these suffixes are added make agglutination easier to internalize than you might think.
Turkish has postpositions rather than prepositions, and objects usually precede verbs. So the sentence “Ahmet talked about his class” would have the following word order in Turkish: “Ahmet his class about talked.” While this may seem strange to you at first, you will be surprised how quickly you get familiar to this new word order when you have started learning Turkish!
Studying Turkish also lays a solid foundation for learning other modern Turkic languages, like Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tatar, Uzbek, and Uighur. The different Turkic languages are closely related and some of them are even mutually intelligible. Many of these languages are spoken in regions of vital strategic importance, like the Caucasus, the Balkans, China, and the former Soviet Union. Becoming master in Turkish grammar makes learning other Turkic languages much easier and much more enjoyable!