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Tömer Language School

Ken Grubb

The logo of Tömer language school.Tömer Language School, a branch of Ankara University, is Turkey's leading language school. Besides Turkish, you can also learn other languages.

They have branches in the following cities:

  • Adana
  • Alanya
  • Ankara
  • Antalya
  • Bursa
  • Izmir
  • Istanbul (Kadıköy and Taksim)
  • Samsun.

Tömer's Turkish courses have 12 levels--four basic, four intermediate, and four advanced. If you complete level eight, you will receive a certificate of competence in Turkish. If you continue on and complete level 12, you will receive a university degree for Turkish language from Ankara University.

There are both morning and afternoon classes available, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, and from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, held from Monday to Friday. Then include 80 course hours and follow calendar months. Courses are taught only in Turkish, so besides learning the vocabulary and grammar, you'll get plenty of practice listening to Turkish and also speaking it.

Tuition for each class is 1,000 TL, but discounts are also offered. They are as follows:

Discount Rates for Turkish Courses
Foreigners who have been accepted for Turkish citizenship, who are married to Turkish citizens, or have Turkish citizen relatives (mother, father, brother, or sister) 25%
Citizens of middle-Asia Turkish republics and Turkish-related states 25%
Family members attending the courses at the same time (can be added on the other discounts) 15%
People attending two or more language courses at the same time (can be added on the other discounts) 15%

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Package Discounts for Turkish Courses
2 Course Package Sale (20% Discount) 1,600 TL
3 Course Package Sale (25% Discount) 2,250 TL
4 Course Package Sale ( 30% Discount) 2,800 TL
5 Course Package Sale (32.5% Discount) 3,375 TL
6 Course Package Sale (35% Discount) 3,900 TL
7 Course Package Sale (37.5 % Discount) 4,375 TL
8 Course Package Sale (40% Discount) 4,800 TL

* Prices current as of April 13th, 2016.

Books are sold separately at Tömer's branch offices.

Documents needed for registration are an ID card or passport, residence permit, and a registration form. For the marriage discount, bring your marriage certificate.

Of course, there are also other language schools which teach Turkish, one of which may be a lot closer to where you are. Use this article as a guide to give you some idea of what Turkish language courses in Turkey involve, and how much they normally cost.

See Also

Turkish language forum: There you will find plenty of foreigners who have learned Turkish, as well as Turks who can help you.

External Links

Tömer Language School: Find more information, including the location of and contact info for your local Tömer branch.

Ken Grubb, author.

As a special investigator for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and teacher for the University of Maryland, Ken Grubb has lived and worked in Turkey since 1997. He now lives in Antalya, where he researches and writes guides to help others live skillfully in Turkey.


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