Hi everyone! I was actually thinking of taking turkish classes in istanbul (dilmer or tomer) and i wanted to ask some questions (maybe some of them have been asked already but anyway... )) 1) I've already been learning turkish for 2 years so i don't think i 'd join temel level...how do they know which one is my level?Do i take a test when i get there ?
2) I 'm thinking of joining for 2 months,what happens after that? You take a test and if you pass you move to the next level?
3) Do i need any papers to stay in istanbul (i mean visa or something like that...)
Well,that's all i had to ask...hope someone could help me out ! )
Hi! I have just completed a course at Dilmer. You will need to do a entry test. You can study on a toursist visa so no need to apply for a student visa. They wil ask for a photocopy of your visa and passport page. You can advance on to the level above if you pass the test at the end of your course. Good luck!
'Can't speak to Dilmer, but: at TOMER, the quality of instruction I received ranged from horrible (totally green instructor) to adept (former VP of TOMER). The course I took had us ping-ponging between 5 different instructors; I benefited from the experience, but after a few days with a talented instructor was left bitter about the time wasted with hacks.
My time at dilmer was really good. The class was about 6-8 people (some came and left and then others joined). I had two teachers who were equally as good as the other. I had heard that dilmer do a lot of work on grammar which is what I was looking for but there was also lots of conversation and practice. Not sure about Tomer but the Turkish language materials are very good at dilmer and very useful.
I took a course at Dilmer and have seen, but not used, Tomer materials.
1. Dilmer materials consist of grammar gap-fills. If your teacher is good, or if you are motivated to practise outside the class, this can be useful. If you are looking for a place where you can practise real-life situations (ie role-play grocery shopping) Dilmer won't provide that.
2. Tomer uses a more traditional textbook. I've looked through it and there are hard-core amounts of new vocab every lesson - and not much sign of recycling it later.
3. Do a search on this site - I was asking a year ago about good/bad teachers at Dilmer. A good teacher at a bad school is much better than a bad teacher anywhere.
4. Dilmer will level-test you but will put you in a level based on your grammar knowledge. They tested me and suggested a level. I was damn sure I was better than that so I marched downstairs and told the secretary that I'd been told a higher level. She registered me there, and I reckon I was the 2nd-best speaker in my higher class. (I passed the test with no trouble at the end).
5. Dilmer gives strange and unusual discounts if you work for certain places or are in certain personal circumstances. I suggest you ask.
6. Dilmer will ship everyone off for a "social" Friday once a month, istead of a lesson. If you are doing a one-month course this is a nice distraction and still useful (you'll chat a little in Turkish from people from other countries) but if you take a two-month course you could find that you lose two classes to social days - which is a bit much. Check.
Overall I'd recommend Dilmer if you are sort-of motivated and have the opportunity to practise Turkish a little outside class. It's not cheap, but i found it worth it.
Hello There, How are you doing? Hope you gonna learn my language in no time! Here is the best tip for you for free!! You can thank me later on when you are succesfull,no worries!!!
The best source of learning Turkish is getting a set of books published by FONO, it starts from Zero ,I mean ; This is a book, is this a book, this is not a book; is this not a book ?
You must be a dummie not to learn it( pls sorry my language!) here is the web site for it,free advice for you! http://fono.com.tr/?sf=yayin&ktgID=110&ktgad=YAYINLAR&mn=1&urun_id=75
Pls make it copy paste and the books are infront of you! 180 ytl whole lot!!! and study it whenever and wherever you like or you are available. Do not sucked in into that Dilmer or Tomer bullshit!
When you read your books and listen to cds after a week or 2 ,pls go down to Blue mosque,you will see dozens of Turks standing trying to practise their English with you more than happy to offer you a Turkish tea and show you Turkish hospitality..
Forgot to give you the descriptions of the course I mentioned earlier on ,here it is,remember its free advice!1!!! you have been warned!
16 x 24 cm Turkish Self � Study Course
This set of three is aimed at English speakers who wish to learn Turkish. Together with the accompanying cassettes, it forms a complete course for self � study.
Simple explanations Pracical grammer rather than abstract theory Plenty of examples with Turish/ English translations Reading passages Full practice sections after each chapter Easy � to - use pronunciation guide
Although prepared for self � study, this course can be easily adapted for classroom use.
A few days ago, I got scholarship in Istanbul on Bogazici university, where my faculty is on English. They told me that i have to attend 1 year of some Turkish course, and after that to enter the university. I also found out that instead of attending classes and loosing one year, I can take some exam Tomer, and if i pass it with B, I will go straight to university. I have studied Turkish for 4 years, because i studied in a Turkish school, so i think i can pass it. I tried to search on the Net and read more about that exam, but i never saw any, I found only courses. Can someone help me and explain if there is really some exam like that, or that is just course. Thanks
If you want to learn Turkish the best way I found is to go Kadikoy Adult Education Center (Halk eğitim merkezi). It is a course of Turkish Minsitry of Education. Turkish course price is 200 lira for 5 months. That means 40 lira a month!! Every week 6 hours lessons. This is a government association thats why it is very cheap. Actually beginner course is starting in 1 week. Monday Wednesday between 13.00-16.00. The place is in Kadikoy Bahariye Street, right across the Court house. Here is the web page contact details for course: http://www.kadikoyhem.org.tr/www/iletisim/kahem-iletisim.html
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