Online Ottoman Turkish for Advanced Levels

Date:  Saturdays, 23 October – 11 December 2021
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm (UK Time)
Duration: 8 weeks
Fee:  £125
Class Size: Min. 4 – Max.10 Students
Instructor: Dr Cumhur Bekar
Deadline for Application: Thursday, 21 October 2021

This ONLINE 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 in the large geography surrounding it 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 class requires specific knowledge of the Turkish language to the level of at least B2.

Classes will take place through ZOOM or other online platforms. 

ZOOM in 2 Easy Steps:
1. You will need an internet enabled device with a microphone and camera such as a laptop, phone or tablet.
Phones and tablets: Download zoom app.
Laptops: Visit (No download required)
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2. You will receive a personalised link sent by the Institute the day before the class. The link will take you directly to your virtual classroom.

This course requires a minimum number of enrollments to run. If you have any questions or queries, please direct them to us on