The course will provide the students with the necessary skills to read and understand Ottoman Turkish written in the Arabo-Persian alphabet. Ottoman Turkish as a written language was the direct predecessor of modern Turkish spoken today in Turkey and large geography outside of Turkey that used to form a part of the Ottoman Empire.
Advanced levels will be more reading intensive and students will gain knowledge on Ottoman History by reading significant texts of the era. The fundamental principles of Turkish grammar and syntax will be revisited from time to time.
Course Dates: Wednesdays, 16th October – 18th December
Times: 6 pm – 8 pm
The class requires specific knowledge of the Turkish language to the level of at least B2.