Turkish language: Vowel harmony (Part 2)

Turkish language: Vowel harmony (Part 2)

This blog article is a follow-up on Vowel Harmony (Part 1), so please make sure you read Part 1, otherwise this blog article will not make sense. To put it all together, we can use a string of suffixes long beloved of Turkish teachers and a tongue-twister it is worth...
Turkish language: Vowel harmony (Part 1)

Turkish language: Vowel harmony (Part 1)

Vowel Harmony In order to provide additional help to new learners of Turkish, Hands on Turkish is publishing a series of articles focusing on particular sticking-points in the grammar that often confuse learners whose first language is not Turkic. These are not...
Turkish and Arabic promoted in German schools

Turkish and Arabic promoted in German schools

The German state of Niedersachsen has endorsed Turkish, Arabic and Russian as languages to be offered and promoted in schools as way to encourage mutual understanding and open-mindedness. The drive, known as ‘Mehrsprachigkeit födern’ (promoting...
Turkish is an official EU language

Turkish is an official EU language

Turkish has become an official language of the European Union. It is now the 25th official language of the European Union. By implication this would mean that all public EU reports and documentation now need to be translated into Turkish. The breakthrough has little...
Learning Turkish Words

Learning Turkish Words

One of the key topics that was discussed at the 1st International Congress of Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language was how to teach Turkish vocabulary. Turkish words are notoriously difficult to learn as they bear no resemblance to words from other European...