Free Turkish Courses and many more

Everybody who is intending to stay longer in the cultural and economic heart of Turkey, Istanbul, may want to learn Turkish. At least at a basic level. May it be just to get better in touch with all the locals and their culture, for better integrating or even for just being able to interact smoother when it comes down to everyday life.

Learn Turkish for free in Istanbul
Turkish lessons & more in Istanbul - for free

There are literally mirads of Turkish lessons offered all over the city. Of better and worse quality and every level of rates asked. But besides that it is not the easiest thing to pick the right language school at all, not everybody may be able to pay much for a language course. Luckily here come the ISMEK in, which is kind of a free public school run by government. In the first place aiming at Turkish residents to provide courses in a broad range of topics from languages over programming to handicrafts, ISMEK also offers Turkish language courses for foreigners. And the best about it, those courses are for free.

ISMEK runs learning centers in various neighborhoods of Istanbul, which all can be found at the website. For each centers the courses given are listed. And for all of the non-turkish-speakers the good news is there is an English Website of ISMEK.

Besides that there are many online sources where one can find a language exchange partner for practicing the freshly learned Turkish with locals in exchange for English or German or Spanish. Some options are the exchange groups on Facebook, e.g. Istanbul English Speaking Foreigners, the gatherings from Couchsurfing or Internations.

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