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Turkish Lessons in New York

Learning Turkish in New York City is more than just acquiring another language skill; it's your ticket to a rich cultural experience in the heart of one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities. With a thriving Turkish community in NYC, mastering this language can add numerous dimensions to your life, and give you the chance to immerse yourself in Turkish culture without leaving the city. You’ll get to do things like relishing in authentic Turkish cuisine, take part in traditional festivals, and attend cultural events that deepen your understanding of Turkey's rich heritage.

From a professional standpoint, learning Turkish offers strategic advantages. As Turkey increasingly becomes a key player in global commerce, proficiency in the language serves as a valuable asset. Companies engaged in international business, especially with Turkish entities, will regard your language skills as an invaluable resource. Adding to that, New York's diverse job market consistently offers opportunities for professionals who are skilled in multiple languages.

Lastly, if Turkey is on your travel bucket list, mastering the language is an intelligent preparatory step. You'll be able to navigate Turkish cities, explore historical landmarks, and connect with locals on a more personal level. In summary, learning Turkish in New York City does more than merely boost your resume; it expands your social network, heightens your cultural awareness, and could even elevate your career prospects.

Why Study Turkish in New York?

Learn Turkish for Work and Travel

When it comes to your professional life in New York City, becoming a proficient Turkish speaker can really make a difference. As you probably know, the city is a melting pot of industries that constantly interact with international markets, and Turkey is no exception. Learning Turkish can make you an attractive candidate in fields like international trade, diplomacy, and tourism. Imagine being the liaison between your New York-based company and Turkish partners, navigating negotiations or facilitating deals simply because you speak their language. Moreover, various Turkish-owned businesses in NYC are more likely to consider bilingual candidates for job roles, providing a unique advantage in a competitive job market.

Alternatively, if you like traveling, knowing Turkish can transform your experience from being a mere visitor to becoming an engaged traveler. Your ability to speak Turkish can open doors to all sorts of unique experiences, like navigating bustling bazaars and negotiating prices, without resorting to English. On top of that, understanding the language will also enhance your safety while traveling, as you'll be better equipped to ask for help and communicate with authorities if needed. In essence, learning Turkish adds depth to your travel escapades, allowing you to appreciate the nuances of a rich and diverse culture, so what are you waiting for to get started?

Learn Turkish for Social

The city plays host to a myriad of Turkish cultural events, providing ample opportunities for immersing yourself in Turkish culture without the need for international travel. For instance, if you're interested in learning about Turkey through cinema, the New York Turkish Film Festival is a must-attend event. Organized annually by the American Turkish Society and located at 1460 Broadway St, the festival offers cinephiles and culture enthusiasts an in-depth look into Turkish storytelling, societal norms, and political landscapes.

The American Turkish Society also organizes regular art exhibitions, musical concerts, and thought-provoking lectures. Here, you can discover both traditional and contemporary art or enjoy Turkish music that might be completely new to you. Additionally, their lectures on various historical and current issues offer opportunities for deep intellectual engagement, making the cultural exchange truly reciprocal.

Another cultural hub worth mentioning is the Turkish Cultural Center, situated at 56 W 45th St. This center serves as a focal point for Turkish Americans and anyone interested in Turkish culture. It hosts all sorts of events, ranging from Sufi music recitals and Ramadan celebrations to Turkish cooking workshops.

Learn Turkish for Culture

One of the fantastic benefits of learning Turkish in NYC is the opportunity to expand your social circle. Once you're comfortable with basic conversational skills, you can explore the city's vibrant language exchange scene, mingling with native speakers and enthusiastic learners from all walks of life. One standout event to circle on your calendar is Polyglot Central. This unique gathering, which takes place at different local pubs and restaurants,  breaks from traditional language exchange norms—no teachers, no fees, and no set topics. Conversations unfold naturally, offering you an authentic environment to practice Turkish and to deepen your understanding of real-world language usage. It's a great way to test your skills, grow your network, and engage with a community of like-minded language lovers.

Where to learn Turkish in and around New York?

Looking for Turkish classes near you? New York City offers a plethora of options to suit various learning styles. Prestigious institutions like Columbia University and the City University of New York (CUNY) provide structured Turkish courses, ideal for those looking for an academic setting. On the other hand, if you’re a more independent student, you can visit any of the New York Public Library branches, and learn some vocabulary by using the Mango Languages learning app.

However, if you're yearning for a tailored learning journey, then Listen & Learn is the best option for you. We specialize in customized, adaptable lessons that align with your individual needs and schedule. Our certified Turkish instructors create dynamic, engaging courses, allowing you to home in on specialized vocabulary, grammar, or conversational skills based on your unique goals. Just reach out to us, and we'll connect you with the perfect Turkish course that meets all your criteria.

The type of courses we offer:

Face-to-Face 1-to-1 (Individual) General Turkish

These Turkish lessons are more general in nature and are targeted at students with a whole range of different needs. While all beginners level students can expect to cover Survival Turkish - required for short visits to a country where English may not be spoken and/or the intention is to make good contacts with the local population, students then generally progress in different directions depending on their needs. Typical students include those buying property overseas, spouses of overseas nationals, people about to set off on that long-awaited world trip, Turkish culture enthusiasts and those who are keen to pass a particular Turkish examination. Inquire now about our Turkish Courses or Take A Free Turkish Level Test

Face-to-Face 1-to-1 (Individual) Business Turkish

Those who would benefit the most from these Turkish tutorials are those who feel they need to learn Turkish to help them out in their business lives. For starters, learning salutations and business etiquette is integral; once these have been practiced then reading and writing lessons can start. Typical studiers have been those involved in international import/export, negotiations and acquisitions, those in multinational companies requiring another language, and those working in any way with international governments and relevant administration. Just our simplest lesson for beginners will have students finishing the lessons with basic telephone and e-mail Turkish, as well as survival Turkish should a visit to the country be necessary. Inquire now about our Turkish Courses or Take A Free Turkish Level Test

Face-to-Face Closed (Private) Group General or Business Turkish

If there are 2 or more of you with the same level of Turkish, the same targets within the language, and be able to study at the same time and location, then you'll be happy to know that these Turkish lessons can also be made available for Two-to-One Turkish Lessons or Small Group In-Company Turkish Lessons. Listen & Learn do not generally recommend classes of more than 6-8 people, although Taster lessons in Turkish can run with up to 12 people. Bookings must be made for all participants at the same time. Inquire now about our Turkish Courses or Take A Free Turkish Level Test

Skype, Google Meet or Zoom Online 1-to-1 (Individual) General or Business Turkish

You and your group can be trained by our native speaker qualified Turkish teachers, and can meet at your place of work or home at a time convenient to you. Tutorials can take place any day of the week, including weekends, and can be scheduled for the morning, afternoon or evening. If your home or office is not suitable for you, you can attend the lesson at the teacher's offices. You will be provided with all relevant lesson materials. Inquire now about our Turkish Courses or Take A Free Turkish Level Test

Skype, Google Meet or Zoom Online Group (Closed or Open) General or Business Turkish

Lessons in Turkish are also accessible for 2 or more studying in tandem (Two-to-One Turkish Lesson or Small Group In-Company Turkish Lesson). All those involved must have around the same experience of the language, similar needs of areas of proficiency, and must be able to work at the same time and place. Bookings must be made for all students at the same time. Listen & Learn do not advise classes of more than 6-8 people, although In-Company Taster Turkish sessions can be run with as many as 12 people. Inquire now about our Turkish Courses or Take A Free Turkish Level Test


From our clients all over the world

"I am happy with my course! Thank you!"
Ashley Mihle

Turkish course in Online.

"Turkish is hard, but my teacher was fantastic. He was great at explaining questions I had, and was good at coming up with phrases/words I should learn. He was also extremely flexible and was able to meet wherever ..."
Rob Ely

Turkish course in San Francisco.

"It went very well and I am already starting to write short paragraphs in Turkish. The instructor was very engaged in the lesson and interested in my progress."
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Turkish course in San Diego.

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Turkish course in Houston.

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