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Here are the resources I consider essential to learn how to speak Turkish.
FAVOURITE COURSES & APPS TO GIVE YOUR TURKISH A BOOST
TurkishClass101 – This Turkish audio course is from one of my favourite course publishers, Innovative Language. It represents excellent value for money and goes all the way from complete beginner to advanced level.
Glossika Turkish – Learn through sentences and repetition. Glossika uses the “mass sentence method” combined with an advanced spaced repetition system to teach you Turkish in context. Best for upper-beginner to intermediate learners.
TURKISH SPEAKING TOOLS: PRACTICE WITH NATIVE SPEAKERS
Speak from day one is my approach to any new language. I have one tool I recommend for this:
Italki – connects you with native Turkish speakers for spoken practice on Skype. You can pay Turkish tutors for (affordable) one-to-one video lessons, or find a free language exchange partner!
TURKISH TEXT-BASED COURSES AND BOOKS
Here are my favourite Turkish courses and books:
Colloquial Turkish: Beginner's Course – This series is a great way to introduce yourself to the natural flow of Turkish, without worrying too much about the grammar.
Le Turc Superpack – This excellent Turkish course from Assimil is unfortunately only available for French speakers. It's designed for beginners, and is a text-based course with audio. The advantage, however, is that Turkish has quite a few French loan words, so this is a great starting point for French speakers.
TURKISH LEARNING WEBSITES YOU MUST BOOKMARK TODAY
You’ll return to these resources again and again in your Turkish study sessions.
Forvo – find out how any Turkish word is pronounced. Just type the word you’re looking for into the search bar in Turkish!
Sesli Sözlük Online Dictionary – Simply the best dictionary for the Turkish.
START SPEAKING TURKISH NOW
Need help getting started? I designed this course to guide you through your first week:
Conversation Countdown – Have your first conversation in Turkish in just seven days. This is one of our most popular courses, and with good reason, because you’ll get results fast.