Speaking Turkish

Over 63 million people worldwide speak Turkish as their native language, with significant populations in Turkey, Eurasia, the Balkans, Germany, and the United States. With that in mind, learning Turkish may not be as daunting as you think. With Babbel, Turkish learning is flexible, intuitive, and personalized: progress at your own pace, select preferred lessons, and practice vocabulary anywhere. Turkish, the most prevalent Turkic language, does differ greatly from Indo-European languages like English, German, French, and Italian. While its distinct accent and pronunciation may pose initial challenges, Babbel's online courses and mobile app incorporate speech recognition for improved speaking skills. Explore the guide below and take a free Turkish lesson to test your abilities.


Best way to speak Turkish - with Babbel

There are several options available when learning how to speak Turkish: hiring a private tutor, enrolling in a language course (in school or online), studying alone, joining an exchange program, or practicing conversational Turkish with a native speaker (a so-called tandem partner). All of these strategies can be effective, although some can be expensive, while classes and exchange programs are a huge time commitment. The fastest way to pick up Turkish — and the biggest commitment by far — is still immersion. Moving to Turkey requires you to pick up the language in order to live day-to-day. This survival pressure can produce fluency within a few months. If you do plan to immerse yourself in Turkish, it’s not a bad idea to prepare beforehand with one of the methods mentioned above. And if you don’t have much spare time, an online program like Babbel may be your best bet.

Babbel’s Turkish course is affordable, accessible, and proven to strengthen your reading, listening, speaking and comprehension skills. As a Babbel user, you have access to a diverse program of exercises covering grammar, conjugation, pronunciation, listening comprehension and writing. You can practice on your computer, iPhone, iPad or Android device. Whether you're too busy for a language class, a complete beginner, needing to brush up before a vacation or business trip, or wanting to re-learn everything you've forgotten since high school, Babbel can be customized to your needs.

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