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[MDES W1912] Intermediate Modern Turkish I

December 04, 2009

Erol, Etem Silver_nugget
[MDES W1912] Intermediate Modern Turkish I

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Who doesn't like Etem? He just exudes this vibe of enthusiasm and interest in his students. I learned more grammar in the class than I thought possible. The homework is manageable and the class has a really good learning environment. He makes a point of including everyone in class exercises (you can't hide!!), and if you fall behind on a topic he is willing to answer your questions after class or even tutor you during office hours. Also, I especially liked how he incorporated culture into the class because it makes you feel like you are actually learning about Turkey, not just doing rote memorization, plus it's good preparation if you're interested in continuing studying Turkish (which I definitely am, now!!). Wish he taught more classes, fantastic professor.

Workload:

Weekly homework, occasional quizzes, tests. Pretty manageable, especially for a language course.

January 23, 2008

Erol, Etem Silver_nugget
[MDES W1912] Intermediate Modern Turkish I

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Etem is great. You learn a lot of grammar in his class in between his politically incorrect commentary of everyone and everything. He doesn't emphasize vocab, which is good because you don't have to memorize it, but also bad because you have to motivate yourself to learn it. Expect to be called on and answer questions, as he talks to everyone in the room.

Workload:

3 assignments a week, starting out easy but becoming longer towards the end of the semester. A few quizzes, but very, very highly curved. You can't get less than a B- in his class, and he tells you this. He's very lax about everything. If you don't know a vocab word on the quiz, cross it out and replace it with one you know, as long as you use it correctly, because vocab doesn't really count.

April 30, 2006

Erol, Etem Silver_nugget
[MDES W1912] Intermediate Modern Turkish I

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Professor Erol is an excellent professor. I highly recommend taking a class from him. He is very patient (I think his only fault is that he is too patient sometimes), and though he is a busy person, he always seems to make time for his students. His class is fun and low-key, and I feel like I learned a large amount of Turkish without most of the bullshit associated with many language classes.

Workload:

Medium, though you can do more or less to suit your tastes.

Directory Data

Dept/Subj Directory Course Professor Year Semester Time Section
MELC / MDES MELC MDES W1912: Intermediate Modern Turkish I Ihsan Colak 2012 Fall MTWR / 10:10-11:15 AM 1
MELC / MDES MELC MDES W1912: Intermediate Modern Turkish I Zuleyha Colak 2010 Fall MTWR / 10:35-11:40 AM 1
MELC / MDES MELC MDES W1912: Intermediate Modern Turkish I Etem Erol 2009 Fall MTWR / 10:35-11:40 AM 1
MELC / MDES MELC MDES W1912: Intermediate Modern Turkish I Etem Erol 2008 Fall MTWR / 10:35-11:40 AM 1
MELC / MDES MELC MDES W1912: Intermediate Modern Turkish I Etem Erol 2006 Fall MWF / 11:00-12:30 PM 1
MELC / MDES MELC MDES W1912: Intermediate Modern Turkish I Etem Erol 2005 Fall MWF / 11:00-12:30 PM 1
MELC / MDES MELC MDES W1912: Intermediate Modern Turkish I Etem Erol 2004 Fall MWF / 11:00-12:30 PM 1
MELC / MDES MELC MDES W1912: Intermediate Modern Turkish I Sibel Erol 2002 Fall MTWR / 9:30-10:45 AM 1
MELC / MDES MELC MDES W1912: Intermediate Modern Turkish I Sibel Erol 2001 Fall / 1