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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions about ages, beginners’ courses, language lessons, teachers, dates, course durations, certificate

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Does it matter what level my turkish is?

No! We organize courses for absolute beginners with fixed starting dates and those with intermediate and advanced level can start every week . Why not test your Turkish free on our website

What kind of studies make up the turkish courses in your language school?

Like with other language studies, listening, reading, writing but the course are also designed to develop free speaking and discussing skills . For us it is very important that yiu provide as much information as is relevant on your registration form. If you have certain requirements (if, e.g, you only want to practice your conversation skills) we recommend that you take individual lessons. It is also possible to combine individual lesson with our turkish standard course.

How will you measure my turkish level ?

On the first day, normally monday, at our teaching center you will be given a 30 minutes written test and a short oral examen. This is just to enable us to put you in the right group.
If you have booked an individual course you can take a test which enables us to organize lessons to suit your requirements.

How expensive is it to stay in Izmir?

We can not estimate how much money you will need, because you can either lead a life of many spending or live very cheaply. So, it is up to you how much money you want to spend. In our Student Apartment, no meals are included. Hostfamily housing includes Turkish Breakfast and Dinner. Around our school are many small resturants with reasonable prices for 3 courses meal from 3 to 7 Euro. Transportation in Izmir is very good and the prices are utmost cheaper then in many other western european countries.

Can you make travel arrangements to Izmir?

The journey to Izmir is normally your responsibility but we can give advice regarding Airlines and give you and price range for flight tickets with Turkish Airlines. Keep in mind that the flight prices differ from country and the airport you are departing. The Turkish Language Center can arrange for you to be picked up at the Izmir airport. Please book a transfer on the enrollment form, otherwise is your responsibility. If you have booked transfer through us, please inform us 1 week prior arrival about your Flight dates and arrival time in Izmir.

What is normally included in the price of the course package?

Standard and Intensive Group courses include tuition in a group, 20 - 30 lessons per week, usually also accommodation and transfer from Izmir Airport to your host. Individual courses include individual tuition, 10, 20, 30 or 40 lessons per week, usually also accommodation, and pick-up at airport. You have only to buy a course book at our school. The Course Book cost 50 Turkish Lira (20-25 EUR).

How far in advance do I need to organize my trip to Izmir

For best planning of Turkish Studies and Accommodation - please contact us as soon as you can.

When do I need to pay for my course or package?

Please use first our Online enrollment form to register. We will send you an confirmation of your Course or travel package. We advice that you pay first the Deposit of 100 EUR. We will confirm your payment and send you an invoice and confirmation of your booking. Please keep in mind Reservation of Turkish Courses and accommodation will take place only after you have paid the Deposit. The remaining course fee should be paid no later than 30 days before the course starts. We will send you your travel documents and voucher to the adress you have made on the enrollment form or by email.

Do I need Health and Travel Insurance ?

It is an TLC requirement for all students, regardless of which country they originate from, to have adequate health insurance, which provides cover to the student. Upon arrival, the school may ask for proof of this, and in the event that it cannot be supplied, TLC reserves the right to suspend the student from the course until proof has been provided. We strongly recommend to book an travel travel insurance which helps to to cover the cost of trip cancellation, Lost or damaged luggage, medical assistance or missed airline connection or delayed departure.

 

What should I do if I am interested but unsure which course is best for me?

Do not hesitate to contact Turkish Language Center by Phone, Email or use the Contact form!