Sunday, February 12, 2012

I want to move to Turkey and learn Turkish...good idea?

I'd like to move to Turkey and finish learning Turkish. Maybe one day I can be a professional translator for English, French and Turkish. I'm a 21 year old American girl. I plan on taking online community college classes from my state while I'm in Turkey. This is my 4 year plan Id really love to you think it's a good idea? Pros and cons? Any suggestions?I want to move to Turkey and learn Turkish...good idea?
I take it, you started learning Turkish but i'll append links to several online language links which you might already know to the end of this downbeat answer. Since you sounded rather knowledgeable i'll try to keep the links concise, but i'm no good at it.

Pros- It's always refreshing to have people interested in learning our language, but you're interested in it adequately to act upon it so I won't embellish it.. Honestly there are more tempting languages out there so thanks for taking the time to even start learning it.

I'll just add that Turkish is mutually intelligible with many Central Asian Turkic languages and Azerbaijani is like Australian and American English, essentially the same, so it's not merely the 80 million citizens of Turkey that you can communicate afterall.

Cons- Someone mentioned Amand Knox. Excuse my ruthless pessimism and i don't mean to scare you off when i say it but that ain't the worst case scenario. The worst case scenario is in the following links, which I must add this isolated event is a national disgrace still vivid in national memory. Moral of the incidence if there is any at all; don't trust city-folk unless there's staggering reason as to do the opposite and yes they are prone to oggling.鈥?/a>

Acting chaste and wearing headscare in Muslim sites issue is over-rated. The country has strict secular laws and customs, which even condemned current Prime Minister in the past to jail for not maintaining religion out of statecraft. Or we don't swear on "Quran" in court. You got the idea, we are not Amish :)

Izmir has a reputation for being a more enlightened and open community, and it's where my origins are but don't take my word for it, see the cities and decide for yourself or better still ask the opinion of someone else from abroad. This particular fellow countryman of yours maybe?鈥?/a>

I made friends with many foreigners learning Turkish while i improved my Greek and Spanish in the same institute, and due to feedback i got, following links gotta help unless you don't mind cheesy music in listening bits.鈥?/a>鈥?/a>鈥?/a>

Now the following link which seems of Azerbaijani origin does not look legit at all, but has full book chapters and NOD32 has not picked up anything suspicious in the downloads. Still, it's an at your own risk situation, your call.

Glad if I could be of help.
Its the best way to learn a language.(aything better is having a Turkish boyfriend)
From books and courses you can't improve your pronunciation. We have an american guy in our toastmasters club and he is getting better and we also have the advantage of having a native speaker from him.

Cons: of course its difficult to live abroad, culture shock, being alone but its same for everybody. Im sure it will add you great experience. Contact me if you come to Ankara.

Food is not expensive just meat is expensive.I want to move to Turkey and learn Turkish...good idea?
I think it's a very good idea. Someone in my class lived for a year in Turkey. She knew no Turkish word and she speaks it fluently now. It's the best way to learn a language and to practice, because you have to answer back or talk in Turkish.

I only stayed one week in France in a small village. I learned more French in one week in France, then one year school French.

You can feel homesick and want to go home. This usually happens after two ~ three months. This is usually just a phase. Have fun!
Living there and immersing yourself totally in the language and culture is the only way to achieve reasonable fluency in spoken Turkish .

You would need to accept that you would be entering a very conservative society as compared to what you are used too in the U S , something like you going to go to live among the Amish people in New England .

You might find the necessity to behave , act , and appear always to be a chaste and rigourously respectable and demure lady tiresome and irksome .I want to move to Turkey and learn Turkish...good idea?
Have you ever been to Turkey? I have been but only think I saw in Istanbul was the airport! 4 times I have been though that airport! It's a crazy place! I wish I could have visited so many places in Istanbul. Check with that online school if they will even allow u to study online in Turkey, you might have to attend live lectures or whatever and after a while u will adjust to being hours ahead, and might not want to attend these online, while, say your class is at 8 am your time, but it's midnight in Turkey. I don't know if Turkey likes or is ok with online degrees or will be ok with it. You have a lot to check out and think about. Best of luck to you!
If you want to see something new and interesting Turkey is actually one of the must see places. You'll see the great harmony of eastern and western cultures.

If you're worried about living abroad, being homesick etc. talk to Jana ( or Randy ( If you're specifically interested in Turkey talk to these guys: (An American family living in Turkey: and (
if its something you really want to do - go for it!

positives - big change, meet new people, experiences

negatives - very far from home, big decision, might miss family %26amp; friends

wish you the best of luck! Xxxx
Yaav G谋z谋m sen de bi Izm谋r e mi Istanbul a m谋 tas谋n谋yiim diyon.Sonra diyon ki Ben Turkiye ye geliyorum falan bu ne yaa.

Geliyosan gel .Sen bu Turkiye konusunu her gun en bastan m谋 dusunuyon nedir.
Pros for language is it's the best way to learn Turkish. The only con is if you end up like Amand Knox and that is unlikely.
that is a Horrible idea. the amount of terrorism and civil war that is going on there would surly get yoy killed in the first 4 months.

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