You would like to study Turkish language and Literature and/or you are totally commited to live Tokyo which has been described as one of the three "command centers" for the world economy, along with New York City (USA) and London (UK).
University of Tokyo
- Faculty of Foreign Languages
- Department Turkish Studies
The educational aim of the Faculty of Foreign Studies is to provide students with a deep understanding and knowledge of the languages, cultures, and societies found in various regions of the globe and to nurture students who are able to express publicly their own original ideas with confidence. In order to achieve this goal, it is a requirement that student choose a major from amongst seven regions and twenty-six languages upon entering the University and spend their first and second years intensively studying the language of their major. This course of study allows students to study:
- Language structure
- Language, society, and culture
- Language and psychology
- Language and education
- Language and information
Turkey is a country where East meets West, a country with the spectacular wonders of Cappadocia, one of the most pro-Japanese countries in the world, and a land where the mystical blue of the Blue Mosque can be seen. At the same time, it is also a country which stands on the ancient ruins of the Roman amphitheatres. The key to communicating directly with the Turkish people and comprehending their culture, religion, history and politics is Turkish.
Learning Turkish paves the way to learning about the world. Why does Turkey wish to join EU (European Union) when it is an Islamic country? What was the secret to the Ottoman Turks' ability to preserve peace for centuries across the Middle East and Balkans, as we have all learned during World History lessons? As if that is not all, the languages spoken in Central Asia, such as in Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan, as well as in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China, all belong to the same family as Turkish. Turkish is an indispensable language when it comes to objectively looking at world, both the past and the present.
Turkish Course Programm:
First-year students attend 4 lessons of intensive training a week in the first semester to build up their foundation in grammar. These 4 lessons are conducted by Japanese staff, while the remaining 2 lessons are conducted by Turkish staff, with an emphasis on conversational and listening practice. Keep in mind that Turkish is a language which is fortunately easy for Japanese to learn.
Contact address: Department Turkish Studies
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Dept. Turkish Studies
3-11-1, Asahi-cho, Fuchu-shi
Web: www.tufs.ac.jp/english/education/ug/studies/turkish (english available)