10 Fascinating Facts You Didn't Know About the Turkish Language
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by Turkish Language House
4y ago
Pop quiz. Which of these statements is true? A) More people speak Turkish than Italian and Greek combined B) The Turkish language is spoken natively in 2 continents but only one country B) The U.S. Government recently labelled Turkish a critical language D) Turkish is the most interesting language on earth. ever. If you answered "all of the above", then congratulations! You get today's Turkish scholar award! (disclaimer: The Turkish Scholar award does not actually exist). When most people want to learn a new language, they usually default to all of the popular, boring options ..read more
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5 Amazing Reasons Why You Should Learn Turkish (and how to do it)
Turkish Language House Blog
by Turkish Language House
4y ago
There are hundreds of great reasons to learn a language, like meeting new people, greater job opportunities, easier and more enjoyable travel, building self confidence, and understanding different cultures. Some cognitive psychologists who are a lot smarter than I am even say it boosts memory, multi-tasking ability, and there's even research that suggests it helps fight off dementia and alzheimer's disease. In other words, it's like steroids for your brain. But here’s the thing. I wanted to write this article because there are a ton of benefits that are unique to the Turkish language th ..read more
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Insider look at our new iOS app!
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by Turkish Language House
4y ago
BEHIND THE SCENES OF OUR NEW iOS APP Here at the Turkish Language House, we're passionate about creating the most fully comprehensive, innovative resource on the planet for serious Turkish learners. One thing we've noticed is that in 2019, almost 50% of our members are accessing their courses through mobile devices, so we've been working hard to create an amazing iOS app to improve their experience and give students an even better way to learn on the go! WHAT'S INCLUDED? Here's a list of some of the things you can now do with our new iOS app: View all content from our Survival, Be ..read more
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How to improve beyond the beginner level (Guest post)
Turkish Language House Blog
by Turkish Language House
4y ago
NEW FEATURED GUEST POST We are really excited to have today's blog post featured on one of the most respected language blogs on the internet (and one of our personal favorites as well). Head on over to mezzoguild.com to read our guest post about How to improve beyond the beginning level! We discuss the 2 main ways to identify weaknesses in language, the most important areas of focus for intermediate Turkish students, and our number one piece of language advice! WHY WE WROTE IT Many of our students have come to us because they had already enrolled in a language course or had finished ..read more
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The Dunning-Kruger effect: How one chart will completely change the way you learn Turkish
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by Turkish Language House
4y ago
We've all been there. You're having fun, talking with a group of friends when that guy starts blabbering on about how much he knows on such and such topic. Apparently he's an expert on international politics, french cuisine, investment banking strategies, the nuances of roasting coffee, and everything else under the sun. He loves to begin every sentence with "Well actually..." and even when there are legitimate experts in the room, he can't help but give his two cents. Everyone feels uncomfortable and frustrated because he has no clue what he's talking about, but modern psychology actually h ..read more
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Explaining lengths of time using "-dir" and "boyunca"
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by Turkish Language House
4y ago
"How long have you been a vegetarian?" "How long has it been raining?" "How long have you spoken Turkish better than actual Turks?" If you’ve ever been asked that third question, go ahead and close out this page and delete our website from your browser history. For the rest of us normal people, we’ll spend a few minutes learning how to answer these types of questions. Specifically, we’ll be looking at the two main ways of communicating lengths of time in Turkish. Before we get started, we wanted to say that if you’ve spent much time in our program, you know that we’re not fans of learnin ..read more
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New listening resources!
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by Turkish Language House
4y ago
You know how passionate we are about immersing yourself in real, authentic Turkish. Because of this, we wanted to provide you with even more great, native listening resources! At the end of most sessions, there is now a lesson entitled "Listening resources" where we have attached videos filled with native dialogue related to the vocabulary and grammar lessons learned from that session. We'l be adding to these over time, as well as expanding our library of materials, but this is a great way to pursue immersion and implement the language points you are learning. For a quick look at the live ..read more
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How we learned Turkish with stick figure drawings
Turkish Language House Blog
by Turkish Language House
4y ago
My wife and I visited Turkey for the first time over 5 years ago. Not long after, we were on an airplane with a handful of suitcases, an overflow of excitement, and not a single word of Turkish. We decided to move to the beautiful city of Izmir on Turkey's western coast, known for it's laid back culture, green hills, and seaside views. I has hoping to use my background in teaching English and my wife and I's experience in photography to make a living. We knew from day 1 that we really wanted to learn the language and culture, and thankfully we knew another foreigner in our city who was ..read more
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The 12 Best Free Resources for Learning Turkish
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by Turkish Language House
4y ago
Everyone wants to learn Turkish. Well, everyone on this website, anyways. The thing is, most resources are either way too expensive or not very beneficial. It seems like there are dozens of dinky little websites with a couple of free grammar notes, some really expensive outdated programs (cough, cough, rosetta stone), and some huge companies that try to copy and paste the same material into hundreds of languages but aren't specifically designed for Turkish. But here at the Turkish Language House, we believe that learning Turkish doesn't have to be overly complicated or expensive. That's why ..read more
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