Intensive Turkish

Royal Turkish Schools Izmir

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Intensive Turkish Course

Learn Turkish five days a week for 4 hours and have the rest of the day off! No class will be bigger than 5 students and we will provide all language levels, from beginners to advanced.

To be able to offer you a Turkish course of your level and ability we will ask you to pass a small placement test in advance.

Speaking, listening, writing and reading … Turkish

Our educated teachers will focus on the four general language skills while using various methods to learn Turkish.

Furthermore we will involve you in cultural activities beyond your language course. Here you can prove how fast you have learned.

For good results we advice to attend a course not shorter than two weeks.

Course topics

Listening, Speaking, Pronunciation, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar and Activities

Class schedule

Course duration
1-52 weeks
Start dates
Every Monday
Classes per week
20 lessons per week (each lesson lasts 45 min)
Class days
Monday - Friday
School holidays
01 May 2020, 25 May 2020 - 26 May 2020, 31 Jul 2020 - 03 Aug 2020

Class times

You can choose from the following class times:

Morning session
09:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Afternoon session
01:30 PM - 05:00 PM

Class schedule may change depending on availability and season.

Class level

All levels, beginner to advanced
You will take a placement test on your first day to determine your class level. You may also take this test before your arrival in Izmir.

Class size

Average 4 students
Maximum 5 students

Student age

Age range 12 - 80 years old
Average 28 years old
(33 in the summer)

Certificate

A certificate of completion will be issued at the end of the course.
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Reviews

100% recommend

based on 6 reviews
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"The teaching is excellent because tailored to the needs of each student."

Colin Gibson, student from UK

Everyone was very welcoming took extra trouble to be helpful. My teacher, Duygu, was well organised, but also flexible and very willing and able to clarify students‘ particular problems as they arose. My fellow student and I were at the same level - an excellent match.
I was very happy with the course, as I was in Istanbul in February, and I look forward to continuing in Antalya in the near future.
Colin.

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Date of study
2 Sep 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"It is a great place to learn Turkish!"

Nadezhda Tataeva, student from Russia

Learning process was very good organised. Course books are great as well. They contain rules and exercises in such manner that you train a lot. Teachers are great (from both professional and personal sides). They are very friendly, explains everything you want to know, always ready to help with things outside class if you need help. And also you are asked questions, so you have to speak in Turkish that makes a very good practice. I adored my time with the school and there is no a single thing I didn't like. Great place!

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My ratings for this school

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Date of study
10 Jun 2019 - 14 Jun 2019
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"As a beginner in Turkish, I found the experience of being taught at RTEC very professional, encouraging and great fun."

Bella Hewes, student from England

The location of RTLC is wonderfully central in Alsancak and easy to find. The classrooms were bright, restful and well equipped with air-conditioning if required, comfortable chairs, a sturdy table, a large white board and plenty of plug points for audio and computer aids. A flush toilet is available for students on the same floor. Walking up the stairs to the second floor was not a problem.

The standard of teaching was excellent. The course books are modern and provide plenty of practice of language skills with revision pages for each chapter and a grammar synopsis of each chapter at the back. Students are encouraged to speak about their previous evening at the start of each lesson which is initially a challenge but gradually became easier. The course was also taught via the computer so that Turkish dialogue could be heard by different voices to give us more experience of the spoken word. This also helped us to pronounce words more accurately.

Our teacher was flexible and offered a variety of activities - such as an off-site visit to a museum or to a local cafe - if we wanted. Lessons were always started on time and finished on time. We were always offered a refreshing cup of Turkish cay every ten-minute break.

Home works were set and marked by the teacher. This meant that more progress could be made over each week of lessons.

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My ratings for this school

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
3 Oct 2016 - 14 Oct 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Great experience!"

Argiris Stavrakoudis, student from Greece

The school was in a very good location, at the city center close to the sea. The teacher was excellent. After only 2 weeks of lessons I felt the difference!

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Duration of study
1 week
Date of study
18 Jul 2016 - 29 Jul 2016
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.

"Very good school and very beautiful city"

Vincenzo Soglia

The service from school was very perfect. From airport pick-up to organisation of accommodation and courses. The classes was very small, so I could learn very fast. Teachers were all friendly and they could teach the language very good with listening, writing, conversations and some activities. Especially the books are very good. We got on the first day 3 books and a CD. 1 Lesson book, 1 work book and a grammar book. The CD was for the work book, which I can also learn on my computer by listening. School location was very central. Sea side was very close. But you can not swim there. You have to go by bus about 30 Minutes to swim. I was in a Turkish host family, which I also enjoyed it. My family was very friendly. Mother cooked very delicious and we drink after dinner "çay."

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Duration of study
3 weeks
Date of study
4 Aug 2014 - 25 Aug 2014
Would you recommend this school?
Yes

"I started with no Turkish knowledge, but now I have the knowledge to continue learning."

Jena Kathryn Lynch

Classes: The classes were 4 hours per day, 5 days a week. The class basically consisted of going through exercises in the course books one after another. As a language teacher myself, I found the class to be very focused on grammar through reading and writing skills, rather than having a balance with fluency, listening, and speaking. I would have liked more practice with speaking and listening in more authentic and spontaneous ways. I felt that because the class size was very small, just me and my husband, the course material could have been tailored more to our needs. The course book was clearly geared toward high school aged students. If I could make a suggestion, I would ask the school to do a brief needs analysis of incoming students, in terms of the students' purposes for learning Turkish, which would hopefully inform choices about the vocabulary and language points to focus on, rather than sticking somewhat rigidly to a book that doesn't necessarily cover the needs of adult learners. I do not wish to sound ungrateful, as I indeed learned a lot from our class, but I do think that some of the vocabulary we focused on were not very relevant to my specific needs as a Turkish speaker. The small class size allows teachers to really tailor a lesson, and I would have liked to see more effort toward that.

Teacher: Our teacher was very pleasant and gave us corrective feedback as needed. She was willing to be flexible if we brought in our own work to ask her about, but she otherwise did not deviate from the exercises in the course books.

Location: The school is in a bustling, fashionable district of Izmir. I liked that!

Facilities: The school facilities were small, just two rooms, but it was sufficient for the number of students and classes going at the same time.

The school does not provide activities or housing, which is fine with me.

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Duration of study
3 weeks
Date of study
7 Jul 2014 - 1 Aug 2014
Would you recommend this school?
Yes
This is a verified review. This student has booked a course at this school through Language International.
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Housing

RTS offers the following housing types:
homestay

Homestay - Single-person room - Breakfast

A$ 261
weekly
Age range: 12 - 80 years old
Location: In the city center of Izmir
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast (7 meals per week)
Distance to school: 20 - 40 minutes by bus
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 261
Staying with a Turkish Family

Staying with a family is the best opportunity to „learn Turkish through experience”.

Living, cooking, talking, chatting, shopping … you will be fully involved in Turkish daily life and you will be able to practice what you have learned in school at the evening table.

Do you want to stay full or half-board? Our families will do everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible and welcome you as a member of the family.

Homestay - Single-person room - Breakfast and dinner

A$ 348
weekly
Age range: 12 - 80 years old
Location: In the city center of Izmir
Housing type: Homestay
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: Breakfast and dinner (14 meals per week)
Distance to school: 20 - 40 minutes by bus
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 348
Staying with a Turkish Family

Staying with a family is the best opportunity to „learn Turkish through experience”.

Living, cooking, talking, chatting, shopping … you will be fully involved in Turkish daily life and you will be able to practice what you have learned in school at the evening table.

Do you want to stay full or half-board? Our families will do everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible and welcome you as a member of the family.
apartment

Private apartment - Single-person room - No meals

A$ 913
weekly
Age range: 18 - 80 years old
Location: In the city center of Izmir
Housing type: Private apartment
Room type: Single-person room
Board type: No meals
Facilities: Private bathroom, kitchen, wireless internet, free internet, carpet, air conditioning, and heating
Distance to school: 5 - 20 minutes by walk
Availability: January - December
Check-in: Sunday, anytime
Check-out: Saturday, anytime
A$ 913
Furnished Private Studio Flat

A single studio flat is a good option for students who search for more privacy and wish to be completely independent during their stay in Istanbul.

There is one double bed, air conditioning, hot water to use. The bathroom has a hair dryer, and a shower. There is a kitchenette with all the necessary equippement for basic cooking, refrigirator, microwave oven, kettle, toaster, stove and LCD TV, DVD player, Wi-Fi internet.
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Visa support

We cannot apply for visas on behalf of students. However, the school can supply you with all the documentation you need to support your visa application.

Your letter of acceptance will be sent to your home address by regular mail at no charge to you. If you wish to receive your paperwork by express mail, you will be charged 50 € when you register.

Flights and airport transfer

Please note that we do not book flights for our students. If you are researching airfare costs, we recommend using Kayak.com, a search engine that lets you compare flight options from your home country to Izmir based on your budget, schedule and preferences.

Travel insurance

Study abroad worry-free with Language International's health and personal effects insurance coverage. When you book a course with us, you can opt to purchase an international insurance plan that covers not only your health care cost but also loss of your personal belongings. You must book your insurance in advance when you register.

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