Turkish IELTS Equivalent?
I have been loving developing my Turkish language skills through DuoLingo. I am hoping to eventually work towards a level of competency beyond Duo Lingo and gain an officially recognised qualification for the language.
I am having trouble finding an equivalent of IELTS for Turkish and was wondering if anyone knew an equivalent?
Really depends on what you need them for and what the institution/company would accept. There are a few options out there:
Turkish Proficiency Exam - Türkçe Yeterlik Sınavı (TYS) (https://www.yee.org.tr/en/content/turkish-proficiency-exam-tys and http://tys.yee.org.tr/) is the standard exam.
UTS - Distance Turkish Test (Uzaktan Türkçe Sınavı) (http://www.turkeyeducation.info/Tests/Distance-Turkish-Test.html) by the Ankara University Turkish and Foreign Languages Research and Application Centre (Ankara Üniversitesi TÖMER )
TELC (https://www.telc.net/en/candidates/language-examinations/filter.html - filter for language) also has a Turkish exam.
And then there are the LanguageCert AÜ TÖMER TürkYet exams (http://www.languagecert.org/en/turkish/languagecert-au-tomer-turkyet/Pages/languagecert-au-tomer-turkyet.aspx) which may or may not have any connection to UTS (Ankara Üniversitesi TÖMER in partnership with LanguageCert developed these)
As for TÖMER test, it has 3 books, 3 work books and 3 audio tapes . The levels are A1/A2, B1/B2, and C1. After successfuly completing of the final exam you will get a certificate.