Read this first! A timeline for all the lessons you’ll have in your first 40 days of learning. Refer to this document before each lesson.
The first document you’ll need to review for understanding how to structure your lessons, study time, and community time in Level 1. Refer to this document regularly.
Use this to properly order the contents of the binder you create when you print all of the documents in this section.
A graphic explaining the Thomsons’ Iceberg Principle of language learning in both Turkish and English.
Instructions to orient your language helper in Turkish (for the helper) and in English (for the learner and coach).
A list of helpful phrases, with the Turkish in the left column for people who like having their helper to sit at their left hand.
A list of helpful phrases, with the Turkish in the right column for people who like having their helper to sit at their right hand.
English and Turkish instructions on the 2-step / 2-activity method of apprehending new vocabulary and how to properly record the new vocabulary for use in study time. You’ll use this document regularly in your lessons.
The key explaining the graphical instructions for the 2-step vocabulary apprehension and pronoun explanation.
Graphical instructions for the 2-steps vocabulary apprehension and pronoun explanation with the instructions for the language helper on the left (for people who like their helper at their left hand).
Graphical instructions for the 2-steps vocabulary apprehension and pronoun explanation with the instructions for the language helper on the right (for people who like their helper at their right hand).
Graphic of a single cartoon man.
Graphic of three cartoon guys.
Key explaining the symbols for various grammatical constructs, like tense, forms, plural and singular and locations.
Chart with symbols for various grammatical constructs, like tense, forms, plural and singular and locations.
Table containing numbers from 1 to 31 laid out like a calendar.
A table containing the numbers from 11 to 100
A table of numbers from 101 through 1000
Instructions on how to prepare a family tree along with a graphical example.
Two family tree graphics explaining the relationships of children and parents.
Two family trees explaining the relationships of grandparents, aunts and uncles.
List of tasks that the learner needs to be able to complete to attain Benchmark 1 status.
List of tasks that the learner needs to be able to complete to attain Benchmark 2 status.
A list of projects that you should be able to do by the time you complete Level 1. This also contains recommendations for how to test your completion of various Benchmark tasks.
A list of tasks that will help you in your observation of Turkish life and culture. This will take up the bulk of your community time in your first few weeks of study. They can be used as starting points for future lessons/culture topics in Level 2.
‘Foundations’, as the name suggests, gives you foundational or ‘survival’ Turkish. The later pages actually go beyond ‘survival’ level, but they cover many of the standard social expressions used frequently in Turkish culture.
Recommendations by the Thomsons as to how to learn the survival expressions presented in the Foundations material.
Dialogue guide instructions in both English and Turkish
English text of the Foundations phrases.
Turkish text of the Foundations phrases.
Pictures to use while learning Foundations phrases. Note: These pictures were specifically created for TalkinTurkey v.2.0 and are thus subject to the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License this product is released under.
Description and examples of how to properly use the singular and plural forms of first and second persons, as well as the familiar and formal forms of the second person singular form.
Instructions on how best to do part-time language study in your first two to three weeks in the country. Especially helpful for those who are setting up a living situation.
A list of survival phrases that you can use to practice your Turkish pronunciation.
The first picture set used in Jumpstart; contains the digits from 1 to 10.
The second picture set used in Jumpstart; contains the tens of 20 - 100 and 1000, 1,000,000 and 1,000,000,000.