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Galata tower, Beyoglu district in Istanbul, Turkey

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(Jan. 24, 2011)--The UTSA Turkish Student Association will offer two free Turkish language and culture classes from 3 to 5 p.m., Tuesdays, Jan. 25-April 26 and Thursdays, Jan. 27-April 28 on the UTSA Main Campus. Open to UTSA students, faculty and staff, each class will be limited to the comfortable size of 15 participants.

Each 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 a class, e-mail and provide your name, occupation, e-mail and phone. On registering, class members will be contacted with information on the class location.

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


Why learn to speak Turkish?

  • Turkish is the fifth most popular language 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, making it 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.



Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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