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Turkish Learning Groups - students needed!
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1.       catwoman
8933 posts
 31 Jul 2008 Thu 10:25 pm

For a while now, we have been working on Turkish Learning Groups. It was originally KeithL´s idea to create such groups. We are ready to get them started now. In these groups students will learn our lessons, complete homeworks for every lesson; the homeworks will be corrected by a teacher and students have a separate forum to discuss the lessons and ask questions to teachers. There will be a new lesson every week (or every two weeks, depending on what students prefer), and there are total of 10 lessons per ´course´.

We need about 10 beginner level students who would be interested in participating. We can even have two groups: one for people who don´t know any Turkish and another for people who already know a little bit, but are still beginners. We are looking to get the groups started as soon as we have enough students.

If you are interested, write here and write what your level of Turkish is.

2.       geniuda
1070 posts
 31 Jul 2008 Thu 10:34 pm

kudos!!!!!!!!!

3.       Trudy
7887 posts
 31 Jul 2008 Thu 10:42 pm

Interested? Maybe, depending of the acquired time and the teacher of course (is he cute? ).

My level? Far below zero.

4.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 31 Jul 2008 Thu 10:53 pm

Quoting Trudy:

Interested? Maybe, depending of the acquired time and the teacher of course (is he cute? ).

My level? Far below zero.



I am with you Trudy....as long as the teacher isn´t a soggy old prune face, count me in.

5.       SenseOHumourII
28 posts
 31 Jul 2008 Thu 10:58 pm

Quoting Elisabeth:

Quoting Trudy:

Interested? Maybe, depending of the acquired time and the teacher of course (is he cute? ).

My level? Far below zero.



I am with you Trudy....as long as the teacher isn´t a soggy old prune face, count me in.

me too. was the pre teacher list sent out and followed? no soggy prune faces or hairies.

6.       catwoman
8933 posts
 31 Jul 2008 Thu 11:06 pm

Trudy, Elisabeth, SenseOHumor, I am not sure if you are being serious or not. Can you post here only if you are serious about this?

7.       mltm
3690 posts
 31 Jul 2008 Thu 11:07 pm

Quoting Elisabeth:

Quoting Trudy:

Interested? Maybe, depending of the acquired time and the teacher of course (is he cute? ).

My level? Far below zero.



I am with you Trudy....as long as the teacher isn´t a soggy old prune face, count me in.



The teacher is me. lol

8.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 31 Jul 2008 Thu 11:15 pm

Quoting catwoman:

Trudy, Elisabeth, SenseOHumor, I am not sure if you are being serious or not. Can you post here only if you are serious about this?



Actually I was serious. I would be a beginner level. I just need an approximate number of hours per week this will take as I am already taking several other classes.

9.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 31 Jul 2008 Thu 11:15 pm

Quoting mltm:

Quoting Elisabeth:

Quoting Trudy:

Interested? Maybe, depending of the acquired time and the teacher of course (is he cute? ).

My level? Far below zero.



I am with you Trudy....as long as the teacher isn´t a soggy old prune face, count me in.



The teacher is me. lol



Well, you´re not old.

10.       catwoman
8933 posts
 31 Jul 2008 Thu 11:21 pm

Quoting Elisabeth:

Actually I was serious. I would be a beginner level. I just need an approximate number of hours per week this will take as I am already taking several other classes.


This will not take a lot of time at all. It will be one lesson per week (or per two weeks, whatever the students prefer), there will be 10 lessons total (for the ´course´), and there will be a relatively short homework at the end of each lesson, that students will have one week to complete.

You can pick either beginner 1 (know nothing about Turkish), or beginner 2 (knows some basics).

11.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 31 Jul 2008 Thu 11:26 pm

Quoting catwoman:

Quoting Elisabeth:

Actually I was serious. I would be a beginner level. I just need an approximate number of hours per week this will take as I am already taking several other classes.


This will not take a lot of time at all. It will be one lesson per week (or per two weeks, whatever the students prefer), there will be 10 lessons total (for the ´course´), and there will be a relatively short homework at the end of each lesson, that students will have one week to complete.

You can pick either beginner 1 (know nothing about Turkish), or beginner 2 (knows some basics).



I would like to give it a try.

12.       SenseOHumourII
28 posts
 31 Jul 2008 Thu 11:30 pm

Quoting catwoman:

Trudy, Elisabeth, SenseOHumor, I am not sure if you are being serious or not. Can you post here only if you are serious about this?

sigh. yes Kitty I am serious

13.       girleegirl
5065 posts
 31 Jul 2008 Thu 11:35 pm

As long as you promise not to post my test scores publicly, I would like to try. Beginner level.
Or sub-beginner?

14.       catwoman
8933 posts
 31 Jul 2008 Thu 11:44 pm

Ok, sounds great, thank you for your interest. We will wait for a couple more days to give a chance to more people to join if they want and we will start...

15.       geniuda
1070 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 12:21 am

Quoting catwoman:

This will not take a lot of time at all. It will be one lesson per week (or per two weeks, whatever the students prefer), there will be 10 lessons total (for the ´course´), and there will be a relatively short homework at the end of each lesson, that students will have one week to complete.

You can pick either beginner 1 (know nothing about Turkish), or beginner 2 (knows some basics).


When do classes begin? do we have to wear uniform?

Just kidding Cat

count me in!! beginner -1, please!

16.       MrX67
2540 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 12:42 am

will be there a snack bar on school,i want to be manager of it if there will be

17.       thehandsom
7403 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 12:59 am

I think catwoman should be a student too, for the reasons:
a- She should be an example for the class
b- I bet her turkish needs a serious polishing..

18.       Leelu
1746 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 01:06 am

Quoting girleegirl:

As long as you promise not to post my test scores publicly, I would like to try. Beginner level.
Or sub-beginner?


what is a sub-beginner? errrrrrm .. does it matter that I almost failed english two years in a row because of grammar? sigh .. but for whatever reason I always got 100% in french and understood its grammar.

19.       girleegirl
5065 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 03:42 am

Quoting Leelu:


what is a sub-beginner?


It means I have been here two years and have been too distracted in forum and have barely learned more than a few words.

I think I have Attention Deficit Disorder....at least when it comes to TC!!

20.       Trudy
7887 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 09:57 am

I was seriously about having interest! (Gosh, really no SOH?)

I like to start at beginner 1 even though I know a tiny piece of the grammar. But, I do have a serious other problem! As you know English is not my mother tongue and grammar rules in English are sometimes very different from those in Dutch. Sometimes I even don´t know the translation of the English grammar word. And I need to understand what I´m doing before I can use the rule myself, I found out when I tried before. So, I´m not sure if I can understand all the explanation. I bet I´m not the only one with this problem. How are you going to solve that? Will explanations be clear as water, or do you expect that we are familiar with the English names?

21.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 05:23 pm

Cat, why haven´t you questioned anyone elses intentions? (Just me GG and SOH) Should I be insulted?

22.       Trudy
7887 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 05:57 pm

Quoting Elisabeth:

Cat, why haven´t you questioned anyone elses intentions? (Just me GG and SOH) Should I be insulted?



They don´t question the good ones, Elisabeth. (But you, GG and SOH weren´t alone....)

23.       Elisabeth
5732 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 05:59 pm

Quoting Trudy:

Quoting Elisabeth:

Cat, why haven´t you questioned anyone elses intentions? (Just me GG and SOH) Should I be insulted?



They don´t question the good ones, Elisabeth. (But you, GG and SOH weren´t alone....)



I think she was trying to say we are trouble makers or something (you included...sorry)....I wonder where she get that from?!

24.       Trudy
7887 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 06:04 pm

Quoting Elisabeth:

I think she was trying to say we are trouble makers or something (you included...sorry)....I wonder where she get that from?!



Beats me... no idea...

25.       girleegirl
5065 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 06:04 pm

Quoting Elisabeth:

Cat, why haven´t you questioned anyone elses intentions? (Just me GG and SOH) Should I be insulted?


Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee? My intentions were questioned?????

26.       mltm
3690 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 06:14 pm

Anyway, since the lessons are free, we keep the right to exclude any student from the course after the lessons are started.

27.       Trudy
7887 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 06:21 pm

Mltm, can you answer my question I posted above, please?

28.       catwoman
8933 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 06:30 pm

Quoting Trudy:

Mltm, can you answer my question I posted above, please?


What´s your question Trudy?

29.       Trudy
7887 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 06:38 pm

Quoting catwoman:

Quoting Trudy:

Mltm, can you answer my question I posted above, please?


What´s your question Trudy?



See post 20. I explained it all there.

30.       Leelu
1746 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 06:42 pm

I was questioned in another thread about my seriousness too .. guess I´m a trouble maker also!!

31.       SenseOHumourII
28 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 06:44 pm

Quoting Trudy:

I was seriously about having interest! (Gosh, really no SOH?)




Did someone call me?

32.       catwoman
8933 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 06:56 pm

As far as english goes, it will be as clear as it already is in the lessons that we have here. The purpose of having teachers is that you can ask them questions if you are not sure about something. There will be a separate forum, just for the groups where you will be able to ask questions.

33.       Trudy
7887 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 07:03 pm

Quoting catwoman:

As far as english goes, it will be as clear as it already is in the lessons that we have here. The purpose of having teachers is that you can ask them questions if you are not sure about something. There will be a separate forum, just for the groups where you will be able to ask questions.



Well, count me out then. I just looked at some beginners lessons and many grammatical words I didn´t recognise. Sorry.

34.       tenmadison
76 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 07:09 pm

I would like to join the group.
I am not sure if I am beginner 1 or 2

35.       Daydreamer
3743 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 07:09 pm

Trudy, grammar is not really hard to comprehend, especially at the beginner´s level and you´ll have lots of people to help you. I´m sure you´ll do just fine, don´t give up!

36.       Trudy
7887 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 07:11 pm

Quoting Daydreamer:

Trudy, grammar is not really hard to comprehend, especially at the beginner´s level and you´ll have lots of people to help you. I´m sure you´ll do just fine, don´t give up!



I know grammar is not difficult Daydreamer, but when learning Turkish through another language than my mother tongue, I need to understand two! If it was in Dutch, there would be no problem, I teach that language myself but English.... ooffff....

37.       mltm
3690 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 07:17 pm

Quoting Trudy:

I was seriously about having interest! (Gosh, really no SOH?)

I like to start at beginner 1 even though I know a tiny piece of the grammar. But, I do have a serious other problem! As you know English is not my mother tongue and grammar rules in English are sometimes very different from those in Dutch. Sometimes I even don´t know the translation of the English grammar word. And I need to understand what I´m doing before I can use the rule myself, I found out when I tried before. So, I´m not sure if I can understand all the explanation. I bet I´m not the only one with this problem. How are you going to solve that? Will explanations be clear as water, or do you expect that we are familiar with the English names?



We already included you in the beginner group 1.
If you find it too easy for you, you can pass to the beginner 2 later if you wish.
I think you will be able to understand the explanations. To say the truth, I´m not very good at english grammar terms either, but ofcurse as a teacher I´ll find the exact terms. Even if you don´t understand anything from the term, examples will be given, so you will understand what was meant, and later it´s easy to keep in mind these terms when you have to work on them. However, if you could, find the dutch terms of the english ones, I think you can find them easily on the net.

38.       mltm
3690 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 07:20 pm

Quoting Trudy:



Well, count me out then. I just looked at some beginners lessons and many grammatical words I didn´t recognise. Sorry.



I just saw this. If you think that you won´t be able to manage the lessons because of the terms, then ok, we won´t include you.

39.       mltm
3690 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 07:24 pm

Quoting Trudy:


I know grammar is not difficult Daydreamer, but when learning Turkish through another language than my mother tongue, I need to understand two! If it was in Dutch, there would be no problem, I teach that language myself but English.... ooffff....



You know, there´s no rule to know what the term corresponds to in your mother language.
Like in a lot of the language courses, forexample in my french courses, the professors were french and didn´t know turkish. When we, turkish students, started at the zero level, they were just talking in french, somehow later, I think it´s the teaching technics, you learn and understand it. There was no turkish explanation, neither in our books.

40.       Trudy
7887 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 07:25 pm

Quoting mltm:

Quoting Trudy:



Well, count me out then. I just looked at some beginners lessons and many grammatical words I didn´t recognise. Sorry.



I just saw this. If you think that you won´t be able to manage the lessons because of the terms, then ok, we won´t include you.



Probably I will be able to do so, but it will take much more extra time than for someone more familiar with the terms (Dutch terms are quite different many times, completely other tenses etc.). I hope that even as a non-student, I can view the lessons? Or are they in a special part that needs an extra password or so? Maybe I´ll change my mind when I´ve seen them and I can take part in the second round then?

41.       SenseOHumourII
28 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 07:38 pm

Quoting mltm:


We already included you in the beginner group 1.


On the other thread the woman who is a cat said it had not been determined yet.
What about the rest of us? How will we know if we are the chosen ones?

42.       Leelu
1746 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 07:41 pm

Quoting SenseOHumourII:

Quoting mltm:


We already included you in the beginner group 1.


On the other thread the woman who is a cat said it had not been determined yet.
What about the rest of us? How will we know if we are the chosen ones?

SOH don´t you know by now .. YOU are NOT one of the CHOSEN one´s? you have a SOH!! what where you thinking? trix are for kids!!!

43.       teaschip
3870 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 07:45 pm

Quoting Leelu:

Quoting SenseOHumourII:

Quoting mltm:


We already included you in the beginner group 1.


On the other thread the woman who is a cat said it had not been determined yet.
What about the rest of us? How will we know if we are the chosen ones?

SOH don´t you know by now .. YOU are NOT one of the CHOSEN one´s? you have a SOH!! what where you thinking? trix are for kids!!!



Aww, I don´t think that´s right. It´s like not being picked for kickball. I wonder what the criteria is used to choose who will be a student? Everyone wants to feel part of something even SOH.

44.       catwoman
8933 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 07:50 pm

Quoting Trudy:

Probably I will be able to do so, but it will take much more extra time than for someone more familiar with the terms (Dutch terms are quite different many times, completely other tenses etc.). I hope that even as a non-student, I can view the lessons? Or are they in a special part that needs an extra password or so? Maybe I´ll change my mind when I´ve seen them and I can take part in the second round then?


Yes, you can view the lessons and the forums. You just won´t have your homeworks graded by teachers.

45.       catwoman
8933 posts
 01 Aug 2008 Fri 07:51 pm

Quoting SenseOHumourII:

On the other thread the woman who is a cat said it had not been determined yet.
What about the rest of us? How will we know if we are the chosen ones?


SOH, you need to learn a little bit of patience.

46.       alexxxia
121 posts
 02 Aug 2008 Sat 09:18 pm

hello

If there is still a possibility I would like to sign in to the beginner-1 group

47.       catwoman
8933 posts
 02 Aug 2008 Sat 09:40 pm

We are stopping admission to the groups right now. We will announce the groups and teachers soon.

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