With over 70 million native speakers, Turkish communities are to be found in several countries besides Turkey proper – notably, Germany, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Cyprus and Greece. An ancient language, the roots of modern Turkish can be traced back nearly 1,300 years to the dialects of the Atlay Mountain Range of Northern Siberia. Over the course of the medieval and early modern periods, the Turkish language continued to evolve as the colonial influence and administrative reach of the Ottoman Empire expanded. By the early 20th century, the Ottoman script was replaced with a Latin alphabet and a drive was initiated to reform and standardize the language. Although modern Turkish has no noun classes or grammatical gender, its distinctive characteristics are vowel harmony, use of honorifics and extensive agglutination (i.e. the forming of new words by putting together different language particles).
Mayfair Consultants offers fully-qualified Turkish tutors for private tuition in central London. Our tutors are either native Turkish speakers or completely fluent in the language, and are committed to seeing it thrive. Their approaches are interactive and immersive, focussing on broadening clients’ vocabulary while improving their spoken pronunciation and written expression. Our Turkish tutors work with learners of all ages and abilities, including those preparing for Turkish GCSE, A-Level and IB exams, and those acquiring the language for research, travel or business purposes.
If you’d like arrange private lessons or have any questions about our tuition services please call us on Tel: +44 (0) 207 665 6606 or you can send us an email via our contact form.