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“Literature transmits undisputable condensed experience . . . from generation to generation. In this way literature becomes the living memory of a nation.”


Alexandr Soljenitsin (Russian Novelist)


Verbal and written culture of a country enlightens the country’s history as much as it enlightens her future. By reading Turkish folk tales and legends, the reader can have a broad understanding about the culture, life, systems of government and political relations in Anatolia going back for many centuries. There is no more accurate and rewarding way of teaching culture to a child than through literature. The first step of the educational process at TAC is to provoke student interest in the given topic. Students are then provided with the resources to satisfy their curiosity. In the teaching of Turkish Language and Literature, students continue with the processes of reading, application and production.

Although the reading to a large extent is individual, the learning process is enriched with drama, presentations, movie screening, observation, and news reporting. Teaching of a deep culture such as art and literature requires building sound links between the past and the future. It is only when students explore the similarities between Dede Korkut Tales and the Lord of the Rings that they will comprehend the universal nature of language arts.

  • Acquire mother tongue awareness, the student realizes that this awareness is the core foundation of language learning.
  • Improve expression ability through proper use of Turkish.
  • Develop a universal perspective by reading the most distinguished works of Turkish and world literature.
  • Explore the richness of the Turkish language and develops an appreciation of mother tongue with well-known selections from Turkish literature. 
  • Develop thinking, learning, research, written and oral expression skills through active learning. 
  • Understand what he reads, interprets what they understand, integrating what has been learned into their knowledge base.
  • Develop the habits of comparison and criticism. 
  • Make reading a life-long habit. 
  • Produce effective solutions in an environment that values ​​creativity.
  • Understand that words are the core of thought, makes use of verbal and cultural knowledge when reflecting.
  • Improve aesthetic appreciation about art in general, and literary education in particular.
  • Develop understanding about themselves and what is happening around them, becoming aware of the learning outcomes, through an evaluative method that unfolds from local to national, from national to universal
  • Reach a level suitable for the current stages of teaching and learning. 
Please click to review the topics in the Turkish Language and Literature curriculum of Prep, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Grades.
  • World Theater Day Event on 27 March (Turkish Drama club stages a play)
  • "Books in Disguise" Project Festival
  • High School Debate Festival
  • Field Trip to Konya (Seb-i Arûs ritual for Rumi)
  • Yaşar Kemal Field Trip to Kadirli's Hemite Village
  • Author-Hometown Project Trip
  • Poetry Recital
  • Talk with an Author / Poet and Signing Event
  • Book Fair Visits
  • Novel, Story and Poetry Inspired Posters
  • Poem, Essay Writing and Story Competitions Related to Special Days, Weeks and People
  • Participation in Theater and Opera Performances
“A person without meeting them, talking to them is someone to be scared of; they are something else. That is, they can be anything. It is when you talk to them and see them that they become human. "
                                                                                                       Yaşar Kemal / Bird With One Wing