I have finished the course.
Merhaba arkadaşlar! After about 5 months (since the course has started) I finally have finished the course. I know that I took a lot of time but I wasn’t learning every day, sometimes I did 5 skills a day and sometimes I did nothing for weeks.
Thanks Selcen, Alex, Emel and all the Turkish team. It was a great experience, the course is full of information and the tips and notes are supernatural :D
I really enjoyed taking this course and I have learned a lot about Turkish, I knew nothing about it. Also the skills aren’t too long so I didn’t get bored while taking the course.
Now I don’t know what is the next step to do, what would you recommend?
Tekrar teşekkürler ve güle güle :)
Hey Farouk! Tebrikler! I am in a similar situation. Sometimes I just listen to a Turkish radio station, but they normally talk pretty fast. I started watching Turkish series, but their quality standard isn't very high. And most books are too complicated to understand. So I warmly recommend the following two approaches: 1) Talk to a native speaker (in real life or e.g. via Skype) - and it's a great help if he can't speak your native language ;) Forces you to make progress! Don't be afraid of making mistakes of any kind. If you are an ambitious learner, also ask him/her about specific grammar forms you want to learn. The basics of Turkish grammar are very easy, but when it comes to building more complex sentences, this language holds a mountain to climb. 2) Watch Turkish dubbed movies. Especially well known movies are normally dubbed pretty well, which are much easier to understand than original Turkish movies because the dubbing comes without any dialect. If you already know the movie, it gives you a feeling of safety and you can benefit from it even more. You may start with something easy. (e.g. Alice in Wonderland) İyi şanslar!
Tebrikler Farouk, Önerilerim: -Kürk Mantolu Madonna, -Tutunamayanlar - Oğuz Atay, -Saatleri Ayarlama Enstitüsü - Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar (This book is about the East-West conflict, I don't know maybe attract you-ilgini çeker) Eylül - Mehmet Rauf (It is at the same time The First Psychological -Analysis- Novel in the Turkish Literature)