Teaching phonetic sounds is considered as a subject that is always included in general language teaching programmes. The teaching process of Turkish as a foreign language also begins with introducing the sounds. In this introductory video, a teacher and two child actors create awareness by introducing Turkish sounds. Thus, children will recognize Turkish sounds, will have less difficulty in vocalizing words and will take the first step in learning Turkish.
In this unit, firstly, words will be taught by following the Turkish alphabet sequence. Then, the letters and words starting with that letter will be reapeted several times. The words used in the lesson video were chosen from the words that children would use and encounter in daily life. After the video, the following online activities allow children to reinforce the 29 words and sounds in Turkish.
Vocabulary teaching is one of the most important points of foreign language learning. We need words to communicate effectively in both mother tongue and foreign language, to use language effectively and to express our feelings. In this unit, the words children will frequently encounter and use in their daily life will be taught to them. Concepts such as color, shape, space will also be discussed. Words will be given in Turkish alphabet order. Thus, the children will learn both the vocalization of Turkish sounds in the word and the order of Turkish sounds by repetition.
Counting from 1 to 10 in Turkish will be taught to the children in this unit. The words were taught before a lesson were reused both in the lesson video and in the following unit components. Thus, both the use of numbers and words will be taught and the targeted words will be repeated. At the same time, the question form “Which number is this? ”, command sentence and -ing suffix (present tense) will be taught.
In this unit 21 animals will be taught by repeating to the children. The 21 animals to be taught include the animals that children have encountered in previous lessons. Thus, the children will learn both new and new structures with the animals they have encountered in previous lessons. In addition to the question form ”What is this? taught in the previous unit, the question “What is these? and the question form “Yes-No” question forms will be taught with the plural suffix. Both the animals and the structures will be replicated to the children in a fun way with the other unit components following the lesson video.
The concepts of color will be taught by repeating to the children in this unit. In addition, colors and words learned in the previous lessons will be brought together to teach the children adjective clause. Then, the structure of numbers, colours and the words from previous videos will be taught. As quesion forms “What color is this?”, “Yes-No” and “Which One?” will be taught. In this unit, which uses imperative and -ing suffix (present tense), “to color“ as a verb will be taught to the children in the context and all topics will be repeated with online activity.
In this unit 10 fruits will be taught to the children by repeating. As question forms “What is this?” and “What are these?” will be repeated. In the lesson video, “there is/there are“ structure will be taught in a repetitive manner. Then, the structure in which numbers, fruits and “there is/there are” structure are used together will be taught. At the end of the course video a longer sentence structure will be introduced. Thus, the children will encounter a short text from daily life. The children will do plenty of repetitions because all the unit content is supported by various activities.
The children will be introduced by repeating 20 opposing words in the lesson video of this unit. Then the opposite concepts and the structure in which the previously taught words are used together will be taught. Adjective clause and copula will be taught in this unit. At the same time, “Yes-No” and “Which One?” question forms will be discussed. All these structures are combined with plural suffix. Imperatives and “to find” as a verb will be taught.
In this unit, the concept of family and family members will be taught to children by repeating. As a question form “Who is this” will be taught. At the end of the lesson video, there is a dialogue that uses context-appropriate phrases that the children can use in daily life. With this dialogue the children will encounter longer sentences and conversations.
In the unit “Good morning!” the concepts of morning-afternoon-evening-night, good morning-good night, and breakfast-lunch-dinner will be taught. At the end of the lesson video there is an animation from real-life that includes all these concepts. Here, it is aimed to teach the children Turkish formulaic expressions which they are specific expressions in Turkish in the context. Thus, the children will see in which context and how to use these concepts and phrases vividly. After the videos, the activities will be reinforced with various activities.
There are three dialogues in the lesson video of this unit. These dialogues involve three different contexts and expressions. The first dialogue is about meeting, the second is about encountering and the third is about family. Also the words and structures used in dialogues are the summary of the whole module. In this way, the children will learn how to use the new words they learned and structures in sentence and in real life.