Concept Languages was founded in 2001 in Istanbul as an alternative to the cookie cutter approach to language instruction used in franchise schools. We believe that language instruction must be flexible: personalized to meet our students’ individual needs.
Our diverse clientèle includes expatriates of all nationalities, ages, and backgrounds, as well as native Turks learning English or other languages. We have considerable experience coaching business professionals, diplomats, and academics whose work requires an exacting proficiency in the Turkish language. We also provide services to variety of corporate and institutional clients.
The curriculum at Concept Languages is a synthesis of communicative and task-based language teaching. These approaches emphasize meaningful interaction over rote memorization. Students participate in discussions and role playing that mimic real-life situations. At the same time, we recognize that our clients’ needs are diverse, and the small class size at Concept Languages allows us to incorporate relevant authentic texts and students’ own experiences into classroom activities.
Our experienced instructors are college graduates, have CELTA or equivalent certification, and are native speakers of Turkish. All are fluent in at least one other language. Moreover, instructors are rigorously trained in our methodology and curriculum, are monitored during the first weeks of working with us, and are periodically evaluated.
Concept Languages offers general Turkish instruction at all levels, for adults and young learners, as well as focused instruction oriented toward business professionals, diplomats, and academics.
Our intensive, summer Turkish programs are a great way to make quick strides toward proficiency.
Turkish classes at Concept Languages generally meet once or twice a week for a minimum of three months, but may continue for as long as there is a quorum of students. For general acquisition of Turkish, our small classes offer our dynamic curriculum and professional instructors in a convenient and comfortable atmosphere.
Enrollment for our regular programs is continuous throughout the academic year. Before joining a group, new students will meet with one of our instructors who will conduct a level assessment consisting of a brief multiple-choice or fill-in-the-blank exam and some casual conversation
Concept Languages offers private Turkish lessons for individuals or groups, including intensive programs for business professionals and diplomats. The curriculum and pace are tailored to your needs, and may focus on general language acquisition, business or academic Turkish, grammar, or conversation.
Lessons are conducted according to your schedule, either on site or in our comfortable Etiler facility. You may schedule as many or as few hours a week as you like. At the end of each month of coursework, you’ll be issued a detailed progress report documenting the lessons and concepts covered.
Concept Languages’ informal clubs offer the opportunity for additional review of grammatical points and for guided Turkish practice. The weekly program is available via RSS news feed, at Concept Languages on Facebook, or by subscribing to our mailing list. These clubs are free for currently enrolled students and open to the public for a fee. Participants are welcome to attend whenever they have time and the subject is relevant to them. Regular attendance is not obligatory.