School of Turkish: sign-up for online language courses suitable for all abilities

It’s not just children going back to school this September. For those interested in learning or improving their language skills, now is the perfect time to sign-up to a course.

One new option is the School of Turkish, which launched in London this summer and offers online courses for people of all abilities. Its founder, Dr. Kübra Yıldırım-Khan (pictured top), is one of Britain’s most experienced Turkish instructors.

Formerly the Education Co-ordinator for language classes at the Yunus Emre Institute in London, Dr. Yıldırım-Khan has created a series of online courses for beginners through to those with some proficiency, who want to advance their Turkish language skills.

Alongside the standard courses, which are graded according to ability (A1 being for beginners, then A2, B1, B2, C1, to advanced level C2), there are also classes and courses on specific topics.

Students can enrol on a Turkish speaking course, there’s another on Turkish grammar and even a course on Turkish cinema that makes learning fun through the analysis of movies. School of Turkish also offers a language course aimed at people working in the tourism sector.

There are two options at the School of Turkish: 10-week short courses and 15-week standard courses. According to a statement from the school, classes take place once a week on the online Zoom platform and students will be able to receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the course.

As the school is not currently accredited with an examination board, there are no exams at the end of the term. Instead, student assessment will comprise of “quizzes in certain weeks during the term.”

The fees for a term of standard courses is £220, while short courses cost £160. The fee includes course materials prepared by the teachers.

In addition, students will be able to attend course-related workshops that take place at the school during the term free of charge.

Classes start on 27 September 2021. You can visit for more information, including the course timetable and syllabuses.