• Address: 3845 N. Harlem Ave. Chicago, IL 60634
  • (773) 530-1388
  • Address: 3845 N. Harlem Ave. Chicago, IL 60634
  • (773) 530-1388

Turkish Adult Classes

TACA Adult Turkish Class 2019-2020 starts on September 8th, 2019 Sunday.

The Course hours between 10:30 am / 1:30 pm every Sunday except holidays.

Bring your friend as a student and get $100 rebate!

Reach us at taca@tacaonline.org or (773) 530‐1388, if you are interested in enrolling or have any questions.

–  12 week/36 hours Course fee for every level is $435, if you take another class within 12 months second class registration is discounted to $345.

  – We strongly encourage you pay online through PayPal at www.tacaonline.org/donate to reserve your spot. You can also register on the day of classes start, if there is space. If you choose to do so, make sure to show up at least 30 minutes before the class you are planning to take.

The total tuition payments are due on the first day of class each semester.

– Regular meeting location for the lessons is TACA building (3845 N. Harlem Ave), which is a short drive from downtown or can be accessed from Blue Line Harlem stop.)

About our Classes

Turkish American Cultural Alliance Adult Turkish Classes are designed for diverse group of professionals who seek to learn Turkish for various reasons. Among our students we have graduate students, professors, artists, entrepreneurs, language lovers, or simply travelers. There are currently six different levels of courses which can be completed in six semesters. At the end of these six semesters, the students should be able to read, write, speak, and understand Turkish “in novice-high” level specified in AATT’s (American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages) Provisional Proficiency Guidelines for Turkish.

The fall semester starts in late September and ends two weeks before Christmas. The winter semester starts after the new years and ends in late March. The spring semester starts in early April and ends in mid-June. Exact dates are announced several months in advance. Given the Chicagoan’s love of summer, we are not offering a summer session unless there is a considerable demand.

Schedules and details on most current programs are listed below.

TURKISH 101          (Beginner)
Class Size:                 Max. 15 students
Time:                         Sunday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Study Book:              Elementary Turkish Volume 1 by Kurtulus Oztopcu
Instructor:                 TBD

TURKISH 201          (Intermediate)
Class Size:                 Max. 15 students
Time:                        Sunday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Study Book:               Elementary Turkish Volume 1 and 2 by Kurtulus Oztopcu
Instructor:                TBD
TURKISH 301           (Upper Intermediate I)
Not offered in Winter 2019.

TURKISH 302          (Upper Intermediate II)
Not offered in Winter 2019.

TURKISH 401           (Advanced) 
Class Size:                 Max. 15 students
Time:                          Sunday 10:00  AM-1:00 PM
Study Book:               Elementary Turkish Volume 2 by Kurtulus Oztopcu
Instructor:                 TBD


This program is designed to bring people together, who already know conversational Turkish and want to practice their speaking skills and keep building vocabulary. The meeting ambience is relatively casual. It takes place at an assigned venue downtown and participants are welcome to suggest a location to meet. The regular meeting place is second floor of the Starbuck on 1003 N Rush Street. This program helps our students and friends to practice their speaking and comprehension skills by discussing a theme (i.e. food, family, society, travelling, art, history, and politics). While covering vocabulary, the program also helps Turkish learners to fill the holes in their grammar skills. Students are welcome to ask for a theme to be covered or a venue to meet at.

This program is independent from TACA and administered by one of the TACA instructors. If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please email her at taca@tacaonline.org