by Tuncay Ozturk (Author), Sezgin Akcay (Author)
Textbook to study Turkish Grammar for Beginners - Gökkuşağı türkçePractical uses rather than theoretical definitions of the issues discussed.
This is also a series of study books which are graded from A1 & A2 – basic, B1 & B2 Intermediate. There is a course book and a work book for each level, together with a CD.
Each book is divided into several chapters which are designed to be worked through within a class. Allows you to learn Turkish as a foreign language. Recommended by the Ministry of Education of Turkey. Designed for language learning with a teacher, however, I am not aware of any Turkish teacher on the island using this set of course books to teach Turkish.
Uses a range of different types of exercises to help you practise Turkish, including reading and understanding. Comprehension exercises, talking exercises.
Starts at a more basic level that Hitit or Istanbul and is a good resource to reinforce what you are learning by self-study. There are no answers to the exercises with the book. Personally I preferred the Istanbul series, the illustrations are more cartoon style in this book and it feels a little outdated. If you are not learning with a teacher, then you probably need to have some basic Turkish before using these books.
Available – new from Deniz Plaza and other book shops. Some of the books are available online on Amazon, however you may be able to download for free online.