and Foreign Languages Research
, was founded in 1984
as a part of Ankara University
for the purpose of teaching Turkish to foreigners. In the 1980s
, TÖMER stood as the first and only institution to teach Turkish as a foreign language. TÖMER took the Turkish language
, already spoken worldwide, as a project and supported the teaching of Turkish as a foreign language so that this field could be based on an academic basis.
started with English
, TÖMER now offers classes in nearly 20 languages. Currently
taught languages are Turkish, English, German, French, Spanish
, Russian, Japanese
, Modern Greek
, Serbian, Croatian
, Polish, Korean
, and Ottoman Language
TÖMER, Center for Applied Turkish and Foreign Languages Research, has 11 branches in 7 cities
. More than 55.000 students attend the language courses at TÖMER every year.
at TÖMER is carried out in accordance with the criteria defined in The European Common Framework
. Education is based on the improvement of the four basic language skills that are reading, listening, speaking, and writing in equal degrees.
TÖMER students first sit for a 'Placement Test
'. Using this exam, the student's level can be determined and they can contact the Student Affairs
department begin the registration process.
Upon successful completion of the Elementary
and Intermediate levels at TÖMER, students are awarded a certificate approved by the TÖMER Directorate. Those finishing the Upper-Intermediate level are awarded a diploma certified by the Rector of Ankara University.
TÖMER was the first institution in Turkey authorized to give the European language
portfolio education to adults. In addition to general English courses TÖMER also offers English classes for specific goals such as TOEFL
, and Speaking, Diction and Elocution, Authorship, Drama
, and Speed Reading
. TÖMER also offers foreign language courses for primary school students.
In accordance with the aims of its founding, TÖMER regularly hosts conferences in the field of language teaching. The most noteworthy conference hosted by TÖMER is the international symposium titled 'Teaching Turkish Worldwide Symposium
which has been held biannually since 1987
TÖMER has organized a large number of national and international projects not only on language teaching but also in the field of teaching Turkish as a foreign language. Some of the National
projects are UTS
, UTÖM, Dialecture, Diyaturk, Read
Turkish, Teach Turkish and international projects are At Every Home
, First Steps
, Europodians, Soccer Lingua
, To European Citizen
, Newap, ELN Plus
, Glottodrama, and E-lancom.
One of the most important national projects is the Distance
(UTS), which won the European Language Award
. The UTS is an online placement and certification exam assessing the language skills of students learning Turkish as a foreign language.
TÖMER uses its own course books in its Turkish classes. New Hitit Turkish Language Learning Books
, consisting of Course
Books, Workbooks, Teachers
' Books and Listening
CD's, have been fully revised in accordance with the European Common Framework.
Additionally, in 2011
, TÖMER published a course book called English Through Tourism
aimed at helping these in the tourism sector improve their English.
With a goal of teaching Turkish and other foreign languages in the best possible way, TÖMER continues its studies in the fields of research, application and publication in line with today requirements.
Ankara University Tandoğan Campus
. Şevket Aziz Kansu Building
- published: 20 Jun 2014
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