What come first in your mind when you think about your language course in Izmir?
I want to come back to Izmir very much. I would like to continue a Turkish course at the Turkish Language Center.
It was really excellent Turkish language course. I learned a lot. The teacher was really great. The course was really intensive (30h/week) and every day we had a lot of work after our class – it was pretty good because I could see my progress day by day. I loved the course a lot. It was also really great that I could stay with a genuine Turkish family who only spoke Turkish to me. It was very good for my Turkish, really. I loved Izmir very much.
How was the course location Izmir?
Best language school and marvellous location in Karsiyaka, next to Bostanli.
The language school?
As above. The location was very good.
What was different in the course, compared to Turkish lessons, e.g. At the university / school or private lessons in your country ?
The teacher was Turkish, all the students were foreigners and the Turkish course was teaching in English. It was very good for me. The course was very intensive.
From which countries did the other students come from?
Germany, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Poland, Great Britain
Was it easy to get into conversation with locals and other students?
What did you do after the Turkish course?
I was working a lot – studying school materials. Every day we had a lot new words do remember and many exercises to do (ödev). After school I was sightseeing Izmir with my school friends, going to restaurants and pubs, by the see and to the harbour. On weekends I and my school friend went to Yeni Foca and Eski Foca to take a rest, swim and tan.
Where and how was your accommodation?
My accommodation was really not very comfortable but the hosting family was really very nice, friendly and helpful. The family only spoke Turkish to me and it was really very good for me. I learned a lot Turkish words from my hosting family. The location of the house in Bostanli was pretty good.
Do you have an tips for others interested in Izmir and the language school?
Ask for an accommodation with the air condition because there is really very very hot in Izmir in the summer. Bostanli is a beautiful place to stay, metro and ferry are very very helpful means of transport. The city transport is very good. People in Izmir are very firendly and helpful.