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“It’s So Turkish” is a project composed of short films that aim to teach foreigners how Turkish is used in everyday life while introducing various elements of Turkish culture.

This project is a series of videos for “Link Turkish” the Turkish language education program prepared by Ayşin Önder for levels A1 and A2 and for sections called “Language and Culture” presented in the digital and paper version of the textbooks. The content, subject and grammar structure of each video is prepared in parallel to the relevant chapter.

Before shooting the films, 82 foreigners between the ages of 16 and 52 who had resided in Turkey for at least two years, were surveyed about Turkish culture and asked “What are the ten characteristics that people should know about Turkish culture?” The elements the films would cover were identified through assessing the responses to this survey.

 visit https://linkturkish.com/en/ for Link Turkish textbooks and workbooks.

ABOUT ME

I graduated from the Department of Turkish Language and Literature at Ankara University’s Faculty of Languages, History and Geography. In the same year, I completed my teaching certificate program at Ankara University, Faculty of Educational Sciences and worked as a Turkish Language and Literature and Turkish teacher in Tarsus High School, Tarsus American College, Istanbul Enka Schools and Izmir Işıkkent Campus respectively. During my time in private schools, I organized Turkish courses for foreign teachers and administrators.

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ABOUT THE PROJECT

Teaching the Turkish language is a journey that started out as part of my job as a Turkish Language and Literature teacher, but that now encompasses my whole professional life.

The main challenge for students and teachers of Turkish as a Foreign Language (TFL) is to find resources that meet the demands of different ages and levels. As a lecturer who faced the same challenge over many years, I decided to compile the materials I prepared, implemented and developed for my own students into textbooks that others could use.

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CREW

Producer
Ayşin Önder

Director
Çağan Yazılgan

Cinematographer
Cihan Öz
Director Assistant
Eda Aktepe
Sound Operator
Turgut Alp Paslıoğlu
Editor
Barkın Yeşiltepe
Music
Volkan Şanda

CAST

Özgür Molla (Murat)

Özgür Molla (Murat)

Graduated from the Department of Performing Arts at DEU’s Faculty of Fine and Arts.

Simge Kaner (Zeynep)

Simge Kaner (Zeynep)

Graduated from the Department of Performing Arts at COMU’s Faculty of Fine and Arts.

Burak Talı (Kaan)

Burak Talı (Kaan)

Graduated from the Department of Performing Arts at DEU’s Faculty of Fine and Arts.

Delal Vural (Aslı)

Delal Vural (Aslı)

Graduated from the Department of Performing Arts at COMU’s Faculty of Fine and Arts.

AMATEUR CAST

YOUTUBE CHANNEL

The short movies in this project will be published on “So Turkish Youtube Channel” regulary. This channel will include films as well as other videos about Turkish language and culture.

A post about the cultural and linguistic contents promoted on the videos will be published in Turkish & English at www.soturkish.com/en/blog on the day each video is published.

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