Conversation-focused classes in NYC
If you are looking for an interactive, conversation-focused, and affordable Turkish class in NYC, you have come to the right place. The NYC Turkish Club has been offering fun and highly interactive Turkish classes in New York City at affordable prices since 2005.
We specialize in building speaking and listening skills and provide creative solutions in language learning. Thanks to our powerful communicative and practice-based learning approach, you will start speaking Turkish in no time.
“We specialize in building speaking and listening skills and we teach you how to effectively use what you learn in class.”
Acquire Turkish at a low price!
You need to acquire a language to be able to speak it, rather than just learn it. One cannot acquire a language just by learning grammar, memorizing vocabulary, and taking notes in class. It is simply not enough. Sadly, many people waste their years by following a wrong strategy and then quit learning the language.
The only way to acquire a language for an adult learner is by speaking it and that is exactly what we teach at the NYC Turkish Club.
“We’ll help you acquire Turkish. You can spend years learning grammar and vocabulary, but you won’t be able to speak Turkish without acquiring it”
Why learn Turkish with us?
Our goal is to provide you with the best value in New York City by offering the highest quality language education at a low price. We aim to achieve this goal by offering you the following advantages:
Have you ever taken a language class for a few years and never gotten to the point, where you could speak it fluently? We know the feeling!
In NYC Turkish Club, we know that the best way to learn a language is by speaking it and thus, we specialize in building speaking skills and teach you how to speak Turkish.
We created our own language teaching approach based on the communicative approach. Communicative language teaching emphasizes all four skills - reading, writing, speaking, and listening - although there is a special focus on speaking and listening skills. Hence, our Turkish classes are designed with a special emphasis on improving your speaking, listening, and pronunciation skills.
Most language teachers think in their native language when they make their lesson plans and teach their classes accordingly.
On the contrary, our teaching methodology and lesson plans are specifically tailored to the thinking pattern of an English speaking audience with lots of empathy. Complex constructions are broken down into simple pieces and explanations are to the point. Students never feel lost in class and they set the pace rather than the teacher. You can read more about our teaching methodology here.
Sitting long hours in class or cramming for a long time outside of class will not necessarily make you learn any language faster. In contrast, it becomes unproductive. Furthermore, you may start feeling weary and end up losing your motivation and interest after a while. Unfortunately, many people begin their language education with enthusiasm, but then they start feeling burned out and quit learning the language before they get fluent.
Your time is important to us and we aim to achieve a high level of productivity both in and outside of our classroom by using scientific techniques. We teach you scientific learning and memory improvement techniques in your first class and then, we encourage you to use them effectively throughout the semester.
Furthermore, our carefully prepared lesson plans and in and after-class activities and assignments are all designed with having productivity and making good use of your time in mind.
We achieve more in less time without rushing. Students' overall performance set the class pace.
We also aim to create a fun and positive environment in our Turkish classes, where you can learn a lot while having fun and not realize how time flies. Our classes never get boring because of the interactive teaching style of your teacher.
Given the expensive language class fees in NYC, we want to make our Turkish classes accessible to every New Yorker. Thus, we made learning Turkish cheaper than learning any other foreign language in NYC.
We currently charge only USD 250 for our online classes and this fee covers all the expenses, including the class materials.
Most of our classes have five to seven students, even though the cap is 10. Amazingly, our students get to participate as much as being in a private class because of the dynamic and efficient teaching style of their teacher.
We continuously monitor our students' individual progress through in-class observation and interaction as well as with the help of a curriculum-based monitoring test at the end of each semester.
We also benchmark their individual performances in an attempt to identify the opportunities for improvement. This process does not only help our students improve their performances, but it also enables us to raise the quality standards of our Turkish language education.
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Your teacher matters!
Turkish is not difficult, but it is different. Once you grasp its logic, it becomes easy and straightforward. Accordingly, one of your teacher’s primary goals in our classroom is to empathize and simplify the foreign-looking grammar constructions into more understandable pieces considering the thinking pattern of English speakers.
Moreover, engaging the audience and keeping the attention span are also among your teacher’s primary goals in our classroom.
“There is a certain way to learn languages and most people fail at language learning due to a lack of strategy. Your teacher is a polyglot and he will be guiding you to fluency via the most effective and efficient route.”
Your teacher, Mustafa Dogru, hails from Istanbul, Turkey and he has been teaching Turkish language classes in NYC off and on since 2005.
Mustafa loves teaching and he is passionate about languages. As a language and travel enthusiast, he pursued his passion for learning and teaching languages, while immersing himself in local cultures around the world – being a polyglot, he studied eight languages and also taught English in Guatemala, Ecuador, and Myanmar on a voluntary basis besides teaching Turkish in New York for many years.
During his travels, Mustafa crossed all six continents ‘overland ‘ – without taking a plane – on separate trips (see his route) and he recently came back from a several year-long photography trip around the world covering 43 countries on a single trip. You can find more information about his travels and photography here.
Watch our Turkish class in action! (Courtesy of the Turkish Hour TV Show)
Our classes were featured and broadcast by the Turkish Hour TV Show in 2008
Our classes in the media
The Turkish classes in the NYC Turkish Club were featured as a full segment in two languages by two different TV shows. The first one was by Yeni Ufuklar TV Show on the Turkish state TV channel TRT and it was broadcast in Turkey in 2007.
The second one was broadcast in the United States via satellite by the New York-based Turkish Hour TV Show in 2008 and you can watch their clip “Learning Turkish in New York” above (courtesy of the Turkish Hour TV Show).
“We use scientific techniques to achieve a high level of productivity and efficiency in our classroom. Thus, we achieve more in less time without rushing – our students set the pace of the class and we never rush.”
Our Midtown location
Our in-person classes meet in a classroom with a whiteboard at 38 West 32nd Street (32nd Street and Broadway) in Midtown Manhattan. It is just a short walk away from the 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, B, D, F, M, N, Q, and R trains as well as the Path train and the Penn Station.
**Please note that we have been offering only online classes since 2020.**
New interactive Turkish classes
We have been offering all classes online since 2020. Our online classes are thoughtfully designed to minimize the two major disadvantages of online learning: the diminished social interaction and the lack of practice-based learning.
Anyone from anywhere in the world can now acquire the Turkish language in our highly interactive and effective live virtual class in the comfort of his or her own home. We implement a powerful communicative and practice-based learning approach and there’s a strong emphasis on building speaking skills.
“Our online classes are thoughtfully designed to minimize the disadvantages of online learning. A survey conducted with our current students showed that our online classes are as effective as our in-person classes.”
The NYC Turkish Club will be offering four new interactive and conversation-focused online group classes next semester.
Our semester is eight weeks long and Turkish 101 class includes one additional complimentary conversation session that solely focuses on improving our students’ fluency.
Please scroll down to the bottom of this page, if you are looking for online or in-person private Turkish lessons.
Online Turkish 101 Class
*Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
*Dates: January 17-March 7
*Fee: USD 250 (9 classes)
Online Turkish 103 Class
*Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
*Dates: January 18-March 8
*Fee: USD 250
Online Turkish 203 Class
*Time: 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
*Dates: January 18-March 8
*Fee: USD 250
Online Turkish 401 Class
*Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
*Dates: January 17-March 7
*Fee: USD 260
“We accept registrations on a rolling basis and you can join all of our ongoing online classes as early as this week by paying an adjusted fee for the remainder of the semester.”
Our next semester starts on January 17th and you can submit a registration request for all of our online classes by filling out our registration form.
If you are not a complete beginner, we accept registrations on a rolling basis. Thus, you can join all of our ongoing online classes as early as today by filling out the registration form above and pay an adjusted fee depending on the number of classes left in the semester. There will be a quick assessment test over the phone to find the best class for you.
You can reach us by sending an email to email@example.com if you have any questions. You can also call (646) 742-7957 if you would rather speak to someone.
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Private Turkish Lessons
If you need a private Turkish teacher in Manhattan, we do offer private lessons too. You can learn Turkish in the comfort of your own home or office with lessons tailored to your individual needs.
We recommend taking private lessons in the following circumstances:
Each private lesson is 90 minutes long. Online lessons are USD 90 and the fee for in-person lessons varies depending on the location. The lessons can be taught at the student’s home address as well.
Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.