“Approximately 75 million people speak Turkish as their first language, making it one of the world’s 15 most widely spoken first languages. Another 15 million people speak Turkish as a second language. In addition to Turkey, Turkish speaking people live in the Balkans, the Caucasus, and in Western Europe. The largest Turkish immigrant community lives in Germany, where Turkish is the second most widely spoken language after German.”

“The Republic of Turkey is a country of geopolitical significance that is strategically connected—geographically and culturally—to Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East. It is the world’s 16th largest economy with a growing consumer middle class. As Turkey’s economic and political influence grows, Turkish and knowledge of Turkey are valuable assets sought by corporations, NGOs, government agencies, and research institutions engaged in the region.”

Learning Turkish is a gateway to learning other Turkic languages, such as Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tatar, Uzbek, and Uighur, which are spoken in significant regions, such as the Balkans, the Caucasus, and China.

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Source: Language Connects Foundation

The levels of Turkish offered at MEDLI are Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced.


MEDLI Turkish professors and students watching a demonstration during the Turkish cooking class (top) and their final products (bottom).