At some point in life, a lot of people consider moving abroad to broaden their horizons. While some leave for higher education, others do so in search of work. Language, in this regard, matters a lot. If the country you’re moving to doesn’t have the same official languages, then fitting in can be a huge problem. Learning a foreign language gives you the advantage to communicate as well as increases the chances of securing better employment in that country. Pakistan enjoys strong ties with Turkey; many students from our country seek admissions in universities there. It goes without saying if a student learns the Turkish language beforehand, they’d certainly benefit more from the education system. This blog is for all those people in Pakistan, specifically in Lahore, who are thinking about moving to Turkey. Here, we have listed top tier institutes where you can learn the Turkish language in Lahore.
So, let’s begin.
Institutes Offering Turkish Language In Lahore
The Turkish language is an ancient language that is spoken in some parts of Europe and Asia. It is also the national language of Turkey and is spoken in different dialects including Azeri, Türkmen, Tatar, Uzbek, Baskurti, Nogay, Kyrgyz and Yakuti among others. Some features of the widely spoken language by millions of people are vowel harmony, adjectives preceding nouns, verbs used at the end of the sentence and absence of nouns or grammatical genders.
You may find online courses on the internet but physical classes are more impactful because of the assignments, question and answer sessions and opportunity to communicate with other students. The institutes listed below have courses to learn the Turkish language and overcome any barriers that you may face.
So, let’s learn about these institutes.
Yunus Emre Institute
If you’re thinking about learning the Turkish language in Lahore, make sure to check out Yunus Emre Institute. This place offers four different categories to the students to choose from: learning at cultural centres, learning through online courses, learning through the Turkish teaching portal and learning via videos. While the learning outcome remains the same i.e. to teach and learn Turkish, the methodology used is different in each.
In cultural centres, students join a classroom of 8-16 people where lectures are delivered through the interactive board, using supplementary resources and using thematic language posters while applying different modern methodologies.
The online course technique is for those who can’t enrol in a physical class for any number of reasons. All you need is a steady internet connection and a device to join the virtual classroom where you can interact with teachers as well.
The Turkish teaching portal uses thematic and real-life subjects and is designed according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages. You can use the teaching portal anywhere at any time to learn the language.
Learning through videos gives you the liberty to learn Turkish anywhere. All you need to do is play the video and be able to listen and get proficient up to level B2.
Address: Aiwan-e Iqbal Complex, Egerton Road, Lahore.
Contact Number: 042-36310090
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) is a well-recognized institution for different degree programs. The institution also has a number of courses related to languages and cultural studies and one of them is ‘Introduction to Turkish Language and Culture’. By the end of the course, the students are able to understand and communicate basic everyday life situations through speech as well as script.
The course is taught to use all four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) important to effectively communicate with the natives or with people who speak the Turkish language. During the course of six weeks, students participate in different interactive activities, pair activities and group activities to boost their confidence to speak and get a better understanding of the language.
Address: Centre for Continuing Education Studies (CES), Lahore University of Management Sciences, 1st Floor (Above Superstore), Sector U, DHA, Lahore Cantt.
Contact Number: 0300-8496861, 0300-4027198
University Of Punjab
The University of Punjab is the oldest and largest university of Pakistan that was established in Lahore in 1882. The Institute of Languages in Punjab University was established in 2010 to teach different languages of the world. Currently, the institute offers courses in about 13 languages and includes certifications and diplomas. To learn the Turkish language in Lahore, you can choose from two types of programs at the University of Punjab i.e. Certificate in Turkish and Diploma in Turkish.
Address: Quaid-i-Azam Campus, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Contact Number: 042-99233132
The above-mentioned institutes are Lahore specific but you can also find institutions in other metropolises of the country.
Since you have read the blog on where to learn the Turkish language in Lahore, you can also explore learning the Chinese language course in Lahore. If you are planning a trip to Turkey and don’t know where to start, our guide to travelling to Turkey from Pakistan will be super helpful in which you will find everything related to visa requirements and processing, travelling food and places to visit. Due to the current Covid-19 situation in both countries, it is best to get proper information regarding travelling.
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