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The Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies offers four semesters of Turkish language, with different classes offered in fall vs. spring. The classes available in fall 2022 are TURK 101 and TURK 203. Both will be taught remotely over Zoom.  In spring 2023, we plan to offer TURK 102 and TURK 204.

For a complete listing of Turkish courses and course descriptions, consult

If you’re a beginner (no previous knowledge of Turkish), register for TURK 101. Note that this class will not be offered in spring semester.

If you have prior knowledge of Turkish and want to take Turkish, you must take a placement test. This is true for everyone, regardless of how you learned Turkish (in high school, at home, etc.) and regardless of any test credit or transfer credit you may have. Placement testing will be done remotely over the summer; please go to to sign up for a test.

If you think you should be in a higher level of Turkish, you are welcome to register for TURK 203 (though you will have to drop it if you don’t place into that level when you take the placement test). You can do so when you register for fall classes.

Although there is a 5th semester (TURK 305) in the UNC catalog, it is no longer being regularly offered.  However, a comparable third-year Turkish class is sometimes available at Duke; you may ask your advisor about taking classes interinstitutionally. For questions about Turkish at UNC or Duke, please contact Dr. Didem Havlioglu at