Turkish courses (CAS LT) are for students who seek to become proficient in Turkish language and culture. Our teaching of Turkish emphasizes proficiency in all four skills: listening, reading, speaking, and writing. Textbook learning is supplemented with authentic materials ranging from advertisements to news clips and feature films.

The first four semesters give students a solid foundation in grammar and culture and a robust vocabulary with which they can continue to content-based classes. Fifth- and sixth-semester content courses taught entirely in Turkish are offered on an as-needed basis. Through Boston University’s Study Abroad and Internship Programs, students may enroll in programs at Bogazici University and Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey. Students of Turkish at Boston University have gone on to related employment in the private and public sector and to prestigious graduate programs in the US and in Turkey.

Coursework in Turkish counts toward requirements for Muslim Studies minors as well as for the majors in Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages & Literatures (MESALL) and Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Studies.

Turkish language courses are offered at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Successful completion of CAS LT 212 fulfills the College of Arts & Sciences foreign language requirement.