Turkish classes NYC

Conversational Turkish 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 to language learning challenges. Thanks to our powerful communicative and practice-based learning approach, you will start speaking Turkish in no time.

“The only way for an adult learner to acquire a language is by speaking it. We specialize in building speaking and listening skills, and teach you how to effectively use what you learn in class.”

Acquire Turkish at a low price!

You need to acquire a language to speak it fluently, rather than just learn it. And one cannot acquire a language just by taking notes, learning grammar, and memorizing vocabulary. They are simply not enough! Unfortunately, many people waste their time following a wrong strategy and then, they end up quitting learning the language.

Speaking Turkish has many advantages and we invite you to get a taste of Turkey and Turkish culture by acquiring Turkish at the NYC Turkish Club without breaking the bank.

“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:

Highly interactive and conversation-focused classes

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.

 

Unique teaching methodology based on empathy

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.

 

Fun and productive classes

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.

 

Low class fee

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 260 for most of our online classes and this fee covers all the expenses, including the class materials.

Small class size

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. 

Continuous progress monitoring

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 guide 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 on and off since 2005.

Mustafa loves teaching and 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.

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Mustafa Dogru in Kampala, Uganda (Africa)

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)

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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.**

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Private Turkish lessons

If you need a Turkish tutor, we offer online as well as in-person private Turkish lessons in Manhattan. Please scroll down to the bottom of this page for more information.

New Turkish group classes

We offered our first in-person Turkish class in 2005 and we started offering all classes online in 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.”

NYC Turkish Club is offering three new interactive and conversation-focused online group classes next semester.

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NEW

 

Online Turkish 101 Class

 

*Level: Complete Beginner

*Day: Wednesday

*Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

*Dates: April 10 – May 29

*Fee: USD 260

 

  • You can still join this class after a free catch-up session

NEW

 

Online Turkish 102 Class

 

*Level: Upper Beginner

*Day: Monday

*Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

*Dates: March 18 – May 6

*Fee: USD 260

NEW

 

Online Advanced Turkish Class

 

*Level: Advanced

*Day: Tuesday

*Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

*Dates: April 2 – May 21

*Fee: USD 280 

 

  • You can join this class as early as this week after a short phone or video assessment session and pay an adjusted fee for the remainder of the semester

Important

“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.”

Registration

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 info@nycturkishclub.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 tutor in Manhattan, we 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. The fee is USD 90 for each online lesson and USD 100 for each in-person lesson if you are not too far from Midtown Manhattan.

Please send us an email at info@nycturkishclub.com for more information.