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DILMER OR TOMER LANGUAGE SCHOOL? HELP!
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1.       kadnad1
89 posts
 13 Aug 2008 Wed 05:37 pm

Hi,

 

i am planning to study Turkish in Istanbul this year in October for a few months,

but i can´t decide which language school to go to?

 

DILMER OR TOMER?

 

Can anyone advise me please?

 

Thanks

2.       catwoman
8933 posts
 15 Aug 2008 Fri 08:36 am

Here´s a thread about this: Tomer and Dilmer

3.       Ytchan
4 posts
 17 Aug 2008 Sun 11:10 pm

I´m in the 4th level in Dilmer and I really like their system.

It´s more expensive than Tömer, but I met a lot of people that left Tömer to join Dilmer.  They also said that Dilmer system is much better and that they learn a lot more.

Dilmer has their own book with some explanation and lots of exercises.  The location is much better (to go to Tömer you have to pass through thousands of people in one of the busiest street of the city and then turn to a dark place) and from time to time they arrange field trips and parties.

They are also more friendly at Dilmer (website, email or telephone).  When I got here I called Tömer but nobody could speak english or answer my e-mails. 

I don´t know much about if they help you find a place to stay because I live in Istanbul, but I noticed that they have a lot of ads on the board.

4.       Suyu
78 posts
 12 Aug 2009 Wed 02:50 pm

I know Tömer in Ankara and I wouldnt recommend. I guess there is no Dilmer in Ankara? I looked their website but they show only Istanbul address.

5.       Chantal
587 posts
 12 Aug 2009 Wed 04:01 pm

Why not EF? Everyone just looks at dilmer and tomer, but I went to EF in Istanbul and it was great. One of my friends was in a different class, different teacher, and would also recommend it! 

6.       Turkish Courses
2 posts
 02 Oct 2010 Sat 01:24 pm

Hi,

If you want to learn Turkish and meet with a new culture in Izmir -one of the most beautiful cities in Turkey,please contact us.EYE-Ege Turkish Language School and Education Consultation Service will offer you individual or group Turkish courses.We can provide accommodation options.

For more information:

www.turkishlanguagecenter.com / www.egeyurtdisiegitim.com

 

 

7.       Turkish Courses
2 posts
 02 Oct 2010 Sat 01:24 pm

Hi,

If you want to learn Turkish and meet with a new culture in Izmir -one of the most beautiful cities in Turkey,please contact us.EYE-Ege Turkish Language School and Education Consultation Service will offer you individual or group Turkish courses.We can provide accommodation options.

For more information:

www.turkishlanguagecenter.com / www.egeyurtdisiegitim.com

 

 

8.       turkuazdil
2 posts
 25 Sep 2011 Sun 05:40 pm

Hi all, I advise you a better place: Turkuaz.

 

Professional, experienced, young, native teachers, affordable prices, speaking, reading, listening, writing excersises, free coffee, free tea, free water, free internet connection etc.

 

In Gumussuyu, very close to Taksim and Kabatas. Silent, fresh, clean enviroment...

 

Have a look, you´ll love it: www.turkuazdil.com

9.       bobby58
2 posts
 25 Jun 2012 Mon 04:54 pm

I would definitely not recommend Dilmer. From the moment I walked in the door I had a bad feeling because I felt they treated me as simply a payment that needed to be processed as quickly as possible and did not make small talk with me or ask me about my needs at all. However, as I found it difficult to find an evening class that would work well alongside my daytime job, I reluctantly paid for the course. After that, the people at the reception did not greet me ever when I entered the school (in fact, they didn’t respond when I said hello in Turkish) but instead seemed to treat students as if they were invisible.

The course itself was actually worse though. It consisted of 3 evening classes of 3 hours a week. The course went as follows. We began with 9 people (by the end there were just 3). Each lesson generally consisted of a lengthy grammatical explanation in English of several Turkish grammar concepts, followed by a list of seemingly unrelated vocabulary words that were translated in English and we were instructed to write them down in a vocabulary notebook and memorize them. After the complicated grammatical explanation, we would then spend several hours doing gap-fill grammar exercises. We were usually not given any time to think and write down our answers first, rather our teacher made us do the questions verbally on the spot one after another going around the room in exactly the same order every time.  I found this quite stressful and it gave me no opportunity to understand what I was supposed to be doing. The grammar and vocabulary were taught without context, in other words, without being organized into the usual language course topics/units - food, introductions, shopping, travel, etc. We never did any pair work or group work and it seemed classroom discussions were discouraged. We didn’t learn anything about Turkish culture or Turkey either.  At one point I asked what something meant and the teacher told me the meaning wasn’t important, but only the grammar! The only thing that seemed to matter to her was meaningless grammar drilling for hour after hour.

As for the Dilmer course book, it was dull, black and white and contained endless gap-fill grammar exercises. There were a few dialogues and reading texts, but unfortunately our teacher always made us skip them. The book also appeared to lack organization into topics.

Despite having studied and learned other languages, I felt like I really gained nothing in regards to learning Turkish from the Dilmer course. It was by far the worst language class I have ever taken and I would never recommend that anyone waste their money there. I only continued because I paid a lot for it and hoped that I would absorb something. Sadly I have even forgotten or never really understood any of the context-less grammar.

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10.       Jaydee
9 posts
 25 Jun 2012 Mon 04:56 pm

It might sound callous but both of them are rubbish, mickey mouse schools !

 

 

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