Learn the language of this fast-rising country

Why learn Turkish?

Don’t look now but the Turkish economy is the fastest growing economy in Europe and one of the fastest growing economies worldwide. As the language of an emerging economic and regional powerhouse, Turkish is primed to become an important global language. Boasting over 200 million speakers, Turkish is currently among the top ten most spoken languages in the world. Its not only spoken in Turkey but also throughout Western Europe and Central Asia. The Turkic languages of Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and the Uighur Muslims of the Xinjiang region in China are all mutually intelligible to some degree with the Turkish spoken in Turkey. Learning Turkish can provide an insight into this increasingly important region, nestled in between Europe, China, Russia and the Middle East.

Besides that, Turkish is fun to learn! Its the only Middle Eastern language that is written in Roman letters, which makes reading it easier than other languages in the region. Its structure also produces some of the longest words in the world, such as: muvaffakiyetsizleştiricileştiriveremeyebileceklerimizdenmişsinizcesine, which means “As though you are from those whom we may not be able to easily make into a maker of unsuccessful ones.”

There are plenty of options in Turkey for studying this rewarding language. Both universities and private schools offer long-term and short-term courses, while some also provide home-stay or self-catering accommodation. While you can find Turkish courses throughout Turkey, most are located in Istanbul, Ankara and cities along the coast.

Turkish School Listings

Ankara University Tömer  – Probably the most popular langauge school in Turkey. Its affiliated with Ankara University and has branches in many cities throughout Turkey.

The Turkish Language Center, Izmir – Located in Izmir along the West Coast, this language school gets positive reviews for its small class sizes and authentic Turkish location.

Royal Turkish Education Center – Another popular and recommended Turkish school located in Izmir.

EFINST Turkish Centre – Perhaps the most well-known school in Istanbul. EFINST gets favorable reviews for its quality of instruction and support.

KediCat – A recommended Istanbul-based school located in the heart of the vibrant Taksim district.

Dilmer Language Teaching Center – A popular foreign language school in Istanbul that also offers a well-received Turkish program.


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