Turkish Classes at ATFA


Intensive Turkish Classes for Summer 2015


New Dates

March 30 – June 21


  3949 University Drive Fairfax, Virginia 22030


For registration  please fill out the registration form at this link:


Learn Turkish in Fairfax, VA! Experienced teachers are offering Turkish Language Classes at ATFA in Fairfax, VA. If you are looking for Turkish lessons in DC Metropolitan Area, ATFA is the right place to begin.

– There are three terms in a year (Spring, Summer, Fall)

 Turkish language classes are open to everyone who is interested.

– Classes are for adult students.

 The classes are arranged based on the number of students interested in at any level.

 Our teachers are using a Turkish Language Book Set written in Turkish.

For the intensive program: A two and a half hour class per week and four classes in a month.

Intensive Turkish Classes for Summer 2015

New Dates

March 30 – June 21

12 weeks (30 hours) intensive program

Cost: $ 300

Text Book: $ 30

All levels will be offered

For further queries and application form please email:

Testimonials form Past Students

I found the second level to be even more enjoyable than the first. The more I explore the language, the more fascinating it becomes. These classes are truly a wonderful resource for anyone with an interest in the Turkish language.

I am now hooked on Turkish and hope to keep taking classes as long as the next appropriate level is offered.

I continue to like the book series that accompanies the course and find that the order in which topics are presented is useful and appropriate. I feel that this level in particular has allowed me to make great strides in both my comprehension and fluency.

The instructor continues to be helpful and responsive to questions. Having now worked some with other native speakers I am realizing the benefit of the teacher’s knowledge about specific grammar points of Turkish and  particular difficulties that speakers of English encounter when learning Turkish. An average native Turkish speaker is often unable to answer my  questions, and we as students benefit greatly from the instructor’s years of specific teaching experience.

I would definitely recommend these classes for anyone with an interest in the Turkish language, and would recommend that students continue beyond the first level. I found Turkish 2 to be even more personally rewarding than Turkish 1 and expect the classes only to get better as I improve and can move beyond the basics.


This class was very enjoyable.  I learned a lot and feel like the content was very well presented.

Info was taught in a very easy, accessible manner, there was a nice camaraderie about the class.  The content covers a lot, so you learn a lot.

[would you recommend this course to others ? why ?] Yes, but I think it is for serious learners rather than people who want to learn general phrases and vocab for travel.


When I first registered for Turkish classes, my only aim was to acquire the minimum basic vocabulary needed for a 10 day trip to Turkey. All that changed drastically somewhere in the middle of Turkish 1 : I fell in love with the language, the culture and the country.  Kenan Bey is a natural born teacher : he is able to keep the class enjoyable and entertaining while at the same time staying focused on our curriculum. He doesn’t want us to just “get by” with a few useful phrases of Turkish, he wants us to really understand it.

I won’t accept anything else than a higher level course right now :) I love the fact that this is a completely new language for me ( no latin roots to make everything easier ,like learning Spanish and Italian when one already knows French for ex.)  The novelty of it is very appealing  and discovering things like vowel harmony is fascinating. It only makes sense to take it to the next level, every level completed feels more and more rewarding.

There are many things to like about this course: the small class setting ensures that we all get sufficient attention and help when needed.The variety of students enrolled is also very enjoyable. We come from different backgrounds, our ages can range from college student to retired senior and everything in between and we are all at very different stages in our lives. It makes our conversations, which we have during the charming mid class break, complete with Turkish tea and sweets, always very interesting.

I would definitely recommend this course to anybody who wants to learn Turkish. I could write many things about the benefits of these courses but I think a small anecdote will illustrate my point very well: A few weeks ago, I saw a Turkish colleague of my husband and was able to have a semi decent conversation with him. Last time I had seen him was just a few months ago, and of course at that time I didn’t know any Turkish at all ! His amazement made my day and speaks volumes about the quality of instruction I have been receiving here.


The course was useful and well structured. Overall, the instructor, the book and the course material were a good combination and a positive force in teaching students the language.

liked the book and the instructor and found them a good combination for this course.  The instructor was very familiar with the book and the material and that was noticeable.

[would you recommend this course to others ? why ?]  Yes, I most probably would.  The reason why is because considering how difficult it is to learn a language to the true meaning of the word outside of a country that speaks that particular language, the class did a reasonably good job familiarizing the students not only with the language but also with the cultural aspects of Turkey and as someone who has lived in Turkey years ago, I could see many positives and necessary points that one can learn from this course about the Turkish and culture and customs which help with understanding the language.


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Why Learn Turkish?

The idea of learning Turkish is strange for most American learners; but that rapidly changes to a sense of excitement as soon as the career opportunities and adventure of Turkey are discovered. Its central connections to Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Middle East make doing business in Turkey a necessity.

Since pre-historic times, Turkey has been the vital bridge between Europe and the Middle East. Its mighty Ottoman Empire consolidated much of Eastern Europe and the Middle East into one great civilization until the early 20th century. The flavor of Turkish culture is richly cosmopolitan, a sophisticated mix of ancient traditions in a contemporary Geist.

For Americans, Turkey’s liberal and intellectual climate bridging East and West, traditional and modern, is a comforting environment. Learning Turkish gives access to many new opportunities for business, scientific and technological research, and for scholarship and journalism. Currently, students in Turkey are learning English at a record rate, while few Americans learn Turkish: to offset that imbalance of skill and opportunity, there is great need for Americans to meet the creative challenge of learning Turkish.