Critical Language Scholarship Program | Ankara, Turkey

Ankara, Turkey

Program Dates:

June 14 - August 06, 2021

Hosting Institution:

TOMER Institute

Program Overview

The CLS Program’s virtual programming in 2021 comprises approximately 20 hours of language activities per week, including:

  • 10 hours of face-to-face (synchronous) small group class
  • 10-15 hours of synchronous and asynchronous activities:
    • Individual feedback sessions with instructors
    • Asynchronous instruction, such as reviewing video recordings
    • Cultural activities
    • Individual and group homework assignments
    • Directed independent study
    • Regular meetings with a language partner for conversation practice

The Turkish program is hosted by the TÖMER Institute at Ankara University. TÖMER was founded in 1984 for the purpose of teaching Turkish to foreigners. At that time, it was the only institution in Turkey where Turkish was taught as a foreign language. TÖMER now operates multiple branches in several cities throughout Turkey, including Ankara and Bursa, and has undertaken an active role in developing materials for the teaching of Turkish as a Foreign Language. TÖMER also hosts language courses for other languages to a range of students from around the world.