Perhaps, you have already tried to learn to speak the Turkish language on your own, and you may even know a few Turkish words. This, of course, will be greatly appreciated by all Turkish people if you ever decide to visit their beautiful country on a holiday, but it will not get you far if you need to understand conversations or if you wish to fully participate in doing business with Turkish companies. For those occasions, you will need to learn a comprehensive Turkish vocabulary as well as develop a good grasp of grammar and pronunciation. We, at Babbel#, will provide you with all the tools you need to achieve your language learning goals. We fully understand that the best way to learn a new foreign language is to immerse yourself in the experience, but we also realize that only a very few people have the luxury to spend a year in Turkey learning Turkish words on a daily basis through cultural immersion. What we do offer is the next best thing: virtual immersion in your selected language and culture to actively support you in building genuine conversational and comprehension skills.
We Know Turkish
You will be happy to know that contemporary Turkish uses the Latin alphabet since the early 1900s. Under the supervision of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the first president of the country, the language went through an extensive, top-down revitalization program creating a progressive Turkish vocabulary in the process. The Turkish standard is based on this reform as well as on the language spoken in Istanbul. As Turkish is only one of 30 languages in the Turkic language family that belong to the Oghuz languages, learning Turkish words will also help you out when conversing with other mutually intelligible language speakers such as Azerbaijanis, Uzbeks, some Iranians, and Iraqis. One of the most striking characteristic of this language is their highly developed agglutination. For you, this will mean that learning Turkish words and their correct conjugation will take you a long way towards developing a deep understanding of the language and an ability to effectively engage with native speakers. The overwhelming majority of Turkish words have Turkic origins, but the Turkish vocabulary includes Arabic, French, and Persian words as well. A particularly interesting aspect of the language is its highly evolved ability to express and acknowledge nuanced differences in social status, which is not surprising considering the clearly defined social hierarchy of Turkish society since ancient times.
We Know Your Style
At Babbel, we know different students have different learning styles. For this reason, we developed a fun and flexible online learning environment you can access anytime and from anywhere. Whether it is a PC or a MAC, a tablet or a smartphone, we got you covered. Our effective IOS, Android and Win8 apps will make it possible for you to stay on target and to learn at your own pace. We not only created specific exercises that will help you in developing a wide-ranging Turkish vocabulary, but you will also be able to perfect your pronunciation through our add-free and easy to use language learning interface. Additionally, our team will support you in learning to read and write in Turkish as well as to comprehend a variety of native Turkish speakers through our detailed listening exercises. Finally, you will be able to keep in touch with your fellow language learners and grow your own social network.