Is Turkish difficult to learn? How long does it take to speak Turkish fluently? These are two of the most frequently asked questions by people who are interested in learning Turkish.

The answer to the first question is a clear “no”. The Turkish language is definitely not difficult to learn, but it is different. It comes from a different language family and thus, has a different grammar structure and vocabulary. But, on the bright side, Turkish is phonetic and its grammar is very logical. Hence, all you need is the right approach. Once you grasp the logic that Turkish is all about, learning Turkish becomes easy and a lot of fun.

Turkish is much easier to learn than many other non-western languages, including but not limited to Russian, Arabic, and Chinese. It also takes a shorter time to learn Turkish.

Turkish is easy

“Turkish is different than Latin and Germanic languages. But, fortunately it is regular and extremely logical. Hence, deciphering its logic and understanding its structure are the crucial first steps to make the learning process easier and faster”

Why isn't Turkish difficult to learn?

“Learning Turkish becomes easy and straightforward with the right approach”

The challenges of learning Turkish

“Indeed, learning Turkish is much easier than learning many other non-western languages such as, Arabic, Russian, and Chinese”

How long does it take to speak Turkish fluently?

This totally depends on the student’s commitment and the circumstances. For example, college students that go to Turkey on student exchange programs take intensive Turkish classes in their schools and they usually start speaking Turkish fluently within their first six months of arriving in the country. This is simply the power of immersion. 

However, if the student is outside of Turkey and is taking a Turkish class only once or twice a week, it may take about two years to get fluent in the language. Of course, this time may be shorter or longer depending on the student’s age, native language, and time commitment to learning the language in and outside of the classroom.

“Many foreign exchange students get fluent in Turkish within six months of arriving in Turkey, thanks to immersion”

There are many reasons to learn Turkish and the NYC Turkish Club is committed to offering the best language education to our students with our unique teaching methodology at the lowest price. You can check our homepage for more information on our Turkish classes in New York. We also offer conversation-focused and highly interactive online classes that you can take from anywhere in the world.