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(Sept. 10, 2010)--The UTSA Turkish Student Association will offer a free Turkish language and culture class from 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 14-Dec. 2 in the University Center Hawthorne Room (2.01.34) on the UTSA Main Campus. Open to the UTSA community, the class is limited to 15 participants, but another section will be opened if there is sufficient interest.

The two-hours-per-week course will include videos, textbooks, Web-based content support and social activities such as Turkish movies, Turkish food, coffee hours and one-to-one conversation.

To register for the class, e-mail turksa.utsa@gmail.com and provide your name, occupation, e-mail and phone.

For more information, contact Husnu Narman at 210-584-6349.

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Why learn to speak Turkish?

  • Turkish is the fifth biggest language spoken in the world with more than 200 million speaking Turkish.
  • The Turkish language is written in a Latin alphabet and pronounced as it is written. Therefore, it is easy to learn.
  • Turkey is an emerging economic power with geographic and political ties with Central Asian and Middle Eastern countries.
  • According to the Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA), only 0.7 persons are available for each Turkish language teacher position in the United States. That means the supply does not meet the demand.

 

 

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For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.

Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.

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