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  • This site ALL in Turkish Language

    Learning Games and Fun Activities for the Turkish Classroom

    The same site above translated into Turkish


    It's time to learn Turkish



       Turkish Teacher Hints, Advice and Teaching Tips
    "I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the
    running tide is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied."
    - Poet John Masefield





  • We spin the world looking for great new travel sites

    Join us as we travel the world together via:

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    - Senior Citizen Travel -
    This site is for everyone who enjoys travel


    He is checking sites to see where we will visit tomorrow

    Everyday finds a new site with his little dog Snickers



    Jim's Travel Websites

    "The question is not what you look at, but what you see."
    - Henry David Thoreau

    I love to learn Turkish


    To date this Turkish site has had a total of 13,006 + page views and counting.
    This site was recently

    11.19.2014


    Check out who is using this Turkish site by clicking
    on the little Green Site Meter below.
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    When trouble calls you from the curb, don't go out and meet it.


  • Jim's Homepage with 16 different languages

    Yeni Türk web sitesine hoşgeldiniz


       Take a Quiz on Turkey

    Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
    - Emmanuel Kant






  • Professor Emeritus
    University of Northern Iowa

    You can email me with new
    Turkish Sites or comments at:
    bestlanguagesites@gmail.com



  • Spectacular Turkey / A Video
    Enlarge your screen for better viewing


    And over here you will find Aleppo
    over there Izmir








    Super Turkish Learner & Grammar Aids


  • Essential Phrases for learning Turkish
    From the BBC : Quick Fix
  • Multiple BING Resources for learning the Turkish language
  • 100 Most Useful Words in Turkish
  • Turkish Language Class Online


  • Learn Turkish Online with a friendly native Turkish speaker
  • Learn Turkish online with Babel
  • Multiple links for Turkish resources. Learn the language Free
  • Turkish Grammar and Vocabulary
    This is a very nice resource with many options for learning the language.
  • The Basics of Turkish Grammar
  • The Ottoman Turkish Language
  • Learning Turkish Grammar and Vocabulary
  • Learn Turkish - Grammar, Vocabulary, Numbers & Nouns
    Another rather comprehensive Turkish learner site.
    A Webmaster Preferred Site
  • How to learn Turkish phrases
  • Speak Turkish / Learn the Essentials
  • Totally Turkish
    Learn Turkish online for free with Totally Turkish

  • Turkish Tutorial by Ömer & Mehmet Sener
  • Word2Word - Five Online Tutorials
    Plus dozens of other languages.
    A webmaster favorite site



  • Teach Yourself Turkish

    About The Author
    John Guise - Manisa Turkish - Kawerau, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
  • Manisa Turkish Site Map
    A comprehensive Turkish learner site. It has just about everything on one page.
    > A webmaster preferred site
  • Aussie Educator for Turkish language
  • Basic Phrases of the Turkish Language
  • Turkish language via Wikipedia

  • A Turkish Language Directory
  • The 100 most important words in Turkish
  • Learn the most common words in Turkish here
  • List of English words of Turkic origin

  • Turkish Names
  • Basic Words in Turkish via YouTube
  • Turkish short lesson1: Greetings 1
  • Learn Turkish Easy
  • A mini Turkish language lesson

  • Computer Aided Instruction from U of Arizona
  • Information on the turkish language from Answers.com
  • Alphabet and Pronunciation
  • Welcome to the Turkish listening library
  • About the Turkish language
  • Learn Turkish with Dandelion Pebble
  • The Turkish Alphabet via YouTube
  • 100 most useful words in the Turkish language
  • Learn Turkish online
  • Turkish language and literature
  • Online Turkish.com
  • Dozens of Turkish lesson here via YouTube

  • Turkish Cultural Foundation
  • The New Washington D.C. Turkish Cultural Foundation
  • Learn the Turkish Language & Culture
  • Useful Turkish phrases
  • Travel Information from the US State Dept.
  • Best Places to Visit in Turkey
  • Wikitravel Guide for Turkey
  • Turkish tutorials
  • Turkish 101 via YouTube
  • Funky Phrases in Turkish
  • Words you see the most in Turkish
  • The Best of Turkish via YouTube

  • Turkish 101 Language Facts

  • Everyday phrases and polite expressions
  • Turkish Word of the Dad
  • Turkish Chat
  • Learn Turkish Online with Live Mocha
  • WikiHow - How to learn Turkish
  • Turkish Embassy and Consulates Listing in US
    Turkish American Associations
  • Turkish American Association of Arizona
  • Association of Turkish Americans Of Southern California
  • Turkish American Association of California
  • TURKISH NEWS
  • Florida Turkish American Association
  • Learn Turkish words and phrases here
  • Here's your chance to pick up a little Turkish -- Merhaba
  • Common Expressions in Turkish
  • Turkish language learning videos

  • Bora Ozkok's Cultural Folk Tours
    A Berkeley educated architect and world--renowned teacher of Turkish culture, music, folk dance and folklore. Neat site.
  • Turkish-English, English-Turkish Dictionary
  • Totally Turkish.com
    Merhaba! Looking to learn Turkish online? Then you've come to the right place! This website was set up to teach learners of Turkish the basics of the Turkish language.
  • Why learn Turkish?

  • Historical Places in Turkey
  • Turkey Historical Sites
  • Famous Landmarks in Turkey
  • All About Turkey
    Historical and cultural sites
  • TripAdvisor on Turkey

  • Turkey Travel Planner




  • Turkish media and Turkish websites
  • Turkish News in English

  • Comprehensive Listing of Turkish Periodicals


  • Turkey Newspapers Online



    "Monolingualism Can Be Cured"


    Learn some more Turkish today!




    Turkish - Seni Seviyorum


    Whooos there?





    "If we hang around much longer Donkey, we'll be speaking Turkish"

    And Shrek, the site right below is super and it's FREE."

    And down below I'm going to start learning a little Danish.

  • And with these great links we can learn dozens more languages.

    Multiple Online Language Courses that are all FREE









  • I'll just howl the Independence March along with you, okay?



    Rusty specializes in cleaning our bowls.



    Does anyone know if I can ski in Turkey? I sure hope so.





  • Travel To Turkey - Top 10 Best Places

    Though it's one of the world's most famous tourist destinations, there are
    still a lot of lesser-known cities which are so fabulous and certainly worth your time.
    If you do not want to miss any of these nice spots in Turkey like most of the
    travelers out there, go through this top 10 list that is excellent.

    1. Istanbul - Visit Topkapi Palace along with Aya Sofya.
    2. Cappadocia - Float over Cappadocia and admire the extraordinary fairy
    chimneys, then delve deep to explore the unique underground cities.
    3. Antalya -the fastest growing city, hub to an array of beach resorts
    4. Ephesus - Marvel at the most extensive remains of a Roman city
    complete with a 25,000-seat theatre
    5. Ankara - the capital of Turkey and its second largest city
    6. Bodrum - nice and trendy Aegean resort in Mugla for a romantic escape
    7. Kusadasi - "bird island" set in a superb gulf in the Aegean region of Turkey
    and is known for its turquoise sparkling water and broad sandy beaches
    8. Marmaris - a little touristy, but nice resort in Mugla
    9. Gallipoli - Wander the Anzac battlefields and ponder the follies of war
    10. Goreme - Everyone talks about goreme cave hotels in this land famous
    for the natural rock formations that can be found around this area
    called "fairy chimneys".



  • The Official Website for Turkey
    Plan your trip and explore Turkey here


  • Best Turkish Food
    Bakeshop, Meat and Seafood, Beverages, Snacks and more..

  • The News from Turkey by the New York Times>

  • The News from Turkey by The Guardian in England

  • The 20 Most Popular Websites in Turkey>

  • Frommer's Visits Turkey

  • Fodor's Travel Guide for Turkey

  • Top 10 Places to Visit in Turkey

  • Touropia's Top Tourist Attractions in Turkey


  • My Languages
    Dozens of great Turkish vocabulary builders and many with sound. This is one great NEW FIND. A great aid for all students of Turkish.

  • Turkish Scenery
    Hundreds of beautiful photos. You can even choose the region of the country you wish to visit.


  • Turkish Vocabulary Builder
    Practice Turkish vocabulary. Within each category, place your cursor over an image to hear it pronounced aloud. This is a great new find. Enjoy surfing here.

  • Turkish Flashcards
    Teach yourself Turkish using Flashcards. A wide variety to choose from.

    A travel guide to Istanbul
    Istanbul is such a diverse city that it's almost impossible to split it up into definable districts. The only real distinction that can be made is between the European and Asian sides, which are separated by the Bosphorus Strait.


  • Turkish Language Lessons
    A very rich site with 36 lessons.

  • Turkish Language Lessons
    A very rich site.

  • Learn Turkish / Grammar and Vocabulary
    It's all here. Rich site. Try it.


    360 Cities
    A really cool site that takes you all over the world to view close up and with 360 degree views with just your Mouse. Just move it L or R for a 360 scan.

  • Learn Turkish Online
    Turkish Grammar Lessons. Several innovative online educational methods have been implemented throughout the website. You can practise your Turkish language skills, watching videos, listening to songs, reading rss feeds and news from carefully selected sources.

  • Facts and Statistics on Turkey
    From Kwintessential. The official language, Turkish, is the first language spoken by 90% of the 63m population. Minority languages include Kurdish, spoken by 6% of the population. Arabic is spoken by 1.2% of the Turkish population; most of those speakers are bilingual Arabic and Turkish speakers. Other minority languages include Circassian, spoken by more than 0.09% throughout the country, Greek, Armenian and Judezmo, a Romance language spoken by Jews.

  • The Turkish Internet Polyglot
    Internet Polyglot is dedicated to helping members learn Turkish by providing a way to memorize words and their meanings. This site helps your memory to grasp more information and retain it for longer time. Access to all pages is free. Neat new site w/sound too!


  • Language Guide for Turkish
    This is one great site for building both vocabulary and grammar skills.
    Within each category, place your cursor over an image to hear it pronounced aloud.
    A Webmaster Choice Site


  • Languages Online - Turkish topics
    Click on a topic to view all related resources.
    A Webmaster Choice Site

  • The Latest News from Turkey
    Google News (Haberler) in Turkish.




    Take a Quiz on Turkey



  • Turkish Trivia Quizzes and Games
  • Trivia Quiz on Turkey
  • Istanbul Quiz
  • Sightseeing in Istanbul Quiz and Trivia
  • Easy Trivia Quiz on Turkey
  • Turkey Quiz and Trivia on Turkey
  • Cross Cultural Quiz on Turkey
  • Quiz on the History of Turkey
  • Country Quiz on Turkey
  • Trivia Quiz on Turkey
  • Turkish Customs and Trivia Quiz
  • Trivia Quiz on Turkey
  • Turkish Music Quiz
  • Turkey Geography Quiz

  • Learn Turkish Online for Free
    Select the phrases that you want to learn from the list on the right. These cover a wide variety of Turkish topics, including the numbers in Turkish, Turkish days, Turkish greetings and the months in Turkish. All the phrases have audio recorded by a native speaker.
    This is one great new "find" and the sound enhances the resource. Be sure to give it a try.


  • Turkish Worksheets
    You may already be aware of this neat site. If not, it has been "buried" below, and I wanted you to be able to access it more easily. So I put it up here. It is loaded and very helpful for drilling hundreds of Turkish verbs, vocabulary and helpful everyday expressions.

  • Turkish Translator Services
    English to Turkish translation can be challenging as it requires taking into consideration such factors as dialect and regional differences. That is why your English to Turkish translator must be fully aware of cultural differences and regional peculiarities.


    Quizzes/Drills/Tests/Exercises

  • Turkish Delight Trivia Quiz
  • Take a Turkish Quiz
  • Turkish Vocabulary Quiz
  • Turkish Quiz
  • Learning Practical Turkish
  • English to Turkish Translation


  • Digital Dialects Games in Turkish
    Lots of really fun games for learning Turkish
    A webmaster preferred site


  • Turkey Live Radio Stations

  • Turkish Music.org
  • The Music of Turkey

  • Top Ten Music Picks Turkey
  • Turkish Music
    Welcome to the largest Turkish Music information website! Here you will find almost everything about Turkish music.
  • Mevlana - Traditional Turkish Folk
  • Best turkish music Part 2
  • Ottoman Turkish Music from 17th century - Nikriz Peşrev







  • Best Turkish Food


  • Turkish Cuisine




  • The Best of Turkish - Easy Tour via YouTube
  • Lonely Planet introduces Turkey
    Turkey might be the world's most contested country. Its landscape is dotted with battlegrounds, ruined castles and the palaces of great empires. This is the land where Alexander the Great slashed the Gordion Knot, where Achilles battled the Trojans in Homer's Iliad, and where the Ottoman Empire fought battles that would shape the world. History buffs can immerse themselves in marvels and mementos stretching back to the dawn of civilisation.

  • Turizm.net for Turkey
  • List of cities in Turkey (Pop. over 7.000)

  • Travel Videos on Turkey
  • The geography and map of Turkey

    TURKISH TURQUOISE COAST GUIDE
  • The Turquoise Coast

  • Jim's Multilanguage Homepage



    Did you see that big Rainbow Trout swim by?

    Please send your new Turkish finds and addresses to me @ bestlanguagesites@gmail.com



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    I can leap over donkeys in fifteen languages!
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  • The Culture of Turkey

      Identification: The English word "Turkish" comes from the ancient Turkish word Türk , which can be used as an adjective or a proper noun. In Turkish, the name of the country is Türkiye . After decades of nationalistic indoctrination, most citizens self-identify as Turks regardless of ethnic background. Some of the major non-Turkish ethnic group-the Kurds in the southeast, the Arabs in the south, the Laz of the western Black Sea coast, and the Georgians in the northeast and northwest-express double identities.

      Location and Geography. Turkey occupies Asia Minor and a small portion of Europe. Its area is 301,382 square miles (814,578 square kilometers). It is bounded on the west by the Aegean Sea; on the northwest by the Sea of Marmara, Greece, and Bulgaria; on the north by the Black Sea; on the east by Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Iran; and on the south by Iraq, Syria, and the Mediterranean. Although Istanbul (formerly Constantinople) is the major city and was the capital of the Ottoman Empire, the first president - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk - chose Ankara, an interior Anatolian city, as the capital in 1923. Militarily Ankara was less exposed and more easily defended than Istanbul. The choice also symbolized Ataturk's policy of nationalism, because Ankara was more Turkish and less cosmopolitan than the old capital.

      Turkey has 4,454 miles of coastline. The interior consists of mountains, hills, valleys, and a high central plateau. The western coastal plains are generally more densely populated and industrial than are the central and eastern regions, except for Ankara on the central Anatolian plateau. Because Asia Minor had been home to Lydians, Hittites, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Seljuks, and Ottomans over the centuries, it is dotted with historic monuments.

      Physiographically, the country may be divided into five regions. The Black Sea region has a moderate climate and higher than average rainfall. It is dominated by the Pontic mountain range. The west is noted for agriculture, including grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and tobacco. In the more humid east, the mountains leave a narrow coastal plain rarely exceeding twenty miles wide. The Black Sea peoples settled and farmed the valleys and narrow alluvial fans of the area's rivers, developing a form of steep slope agriculture to grow vegetables and fruits. Tea, the major cash crop, did not become popular until the 1960s. Some villagers combined gardening with transhumant pastoralism, which involves grazing small herds of sheep, goats, and cattle on the lowlands in the winter and in the high Pontic pastures in the summer.






    Turkish Teacher hints, advice and tips

    I know from my own experience that being on a continual path of self-improvement is an absolute necessity toward be a good teacher. Hang out with other educators that you admire. Watch them closely and learn from them. Imitation is the greatest compliment! Join your Turkish language association (AATT - http://aatturkic.org) plus two foreign language teacher associations (state and national: ACTFL- (http://www.actfl.org) and attend their annual meetings on a regular basis. Get involved anyway you can with each. Rub noses with people at the TOP. Get to know the officers personally. Keep in contact with them. Use these association offerings, suggestions and resources.

    THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS OF TURKIC LANGUAGES, founded in 1985 as the American Association of Teachers of Turkish, is a private, non-profit, non-political organization of individuals interested in the languages of the Turks. The objective of the Association is to advance and improve the teaching of the languages of the Turks; to promote study, criticism, and research in the field of the languages and literatures of the Turks; and to further the common interests of teachers of these subjects.

    Whenever you can in your own environment, ask to observe colleagues in action in their classroom. Pick up ideas that work for them and adopt and adapt them to you own classroom. Always be on the "lookout" for new ideas, new means of teaching, new ways to incorporate things that work for others into your own methodology. Don't hesitate to ask questions of teachers who have had much success as to how and why that happened. I used to observe elementary teachers and how they interacted with their young students. Always something to learn. "Learn from the mistakes of others. You'll never live long enough to make all of them yourself." Another that I always loved is "If you think you're green, you'll grow - if you think you're ripe, you'll rot." All true. Don't rot! That's an axiom that will never grow old. You may think that you are the best, but you're not. There is always someone better than you. (I learned this playing basketball) Learn from them. Know what the best practices are and be aware of the current online resources that can be of great help to you and your Turkish language students.

    Keep your classroom presentations FRESH. Keep up with innovation and the changing needs of your students by incorporating technology such as computer use, iPhones, iPads, e-mail and a host of other innovations into your routine classroom activities to communicate with others in the target language and to access authentic resources. Stay current with options and trends in the field such as the National Standards and know how to incorporate them into your daily plans. Hopefully these few ideas will aid in your growth and success. Stay with it. Don't throw in the towel like many have, but again as I point out above, whatever new ideas you discover, you must first adopt and then adapt. Not everything you see elsewhere will work for you as I have personally learned. You must adapt those ideas to your own classroom. There are a host of great ideas available on all these sites, but they are only as successful as you will make them. And perhaps most important of all, do ask your students often how they feel about what they are doing and learning and what they enjoy the most and the least in your classroom. Most of all, do enjoy your students and share yourself with them. [They don't care how much you know until they know how much you CARE] I hope that you picked up some ideas here that will aid in your total success. Have fun in your classroom. (ps I picked up these ideas in a recent dream and wanted to share with each of you) I'm 72 but never too old to learn and never too old to share ideas. Best yet, why not be learning another language yourself? Check out one of the sites above. It is a great means to experience first-hand what your students are feeling. Now you are "walking in their shoes." Don't forget to have FUN doing it. (See Below) jeb BA, MA, ABD



    Learning Games and Fun Activities for the Turkish Classroom
    A wide array of proven fun games and learning activities for teachers to use in the classroom.
    35 years of classroom experience for students and their teachers to enjoy.


    Turkey at a glance