Lecturer of Turkish Language
Having worked in the finance industry in her native country, Turkey, prior to moving to USA, Feride Hatiboglu has been instrumental in developing the Turkish Language teaching at UPenn in a short period of time. She started teaching Elementary Turkish in 2005 at PLC, and within two years, she has been able to increase the number of Turkish courses taught from just Elementary Level to a total of three levels, including Intermediate and Advance Levels.
- PhD on Banking & Insurance; Marmara University, Istanbul, 2007
- Master’s Degree in Banking & Insurance, Marmara University, Istanbul 1991
- Istanbul University Faculty of Law, Istanbul, Turkey 1982
- 2007 PhD Marmara University, Istanbul, 2007 on Banking & Insurance Thesis: “Foreign Real Estate Investments in Turkey and its Effects to Domestic Economy”
- 1991 MBA in Marmara University, Istanbul Thesis: “Financial Leasing”
- 1982 Law Degree in Istanbul University Faculty of Law, Istanbul, Turkey
- TURK – 021 ELEMENTARY TURKISH I: This is a course for beginners who have no previous knowledge of Turkish. Using a communicative approach, Elementary Turkish introduces basic vocabulary and grammar rules and focuses on building language competencies in listening, reading, speaking and writing. By the end of the course, students will be able to participate in simple conversations, know daily expressions, and will understand simple dialogues in day-to-day context. Students will also develop writing strategies that will allow them to write simple letters and fill in commonly-used forms.
- TURK – 023 INTERMEDIATE TURKISH I: This is a course for students who have previous knowledge of Turkish or students who have completed “TURK-021, TURK-022 Elementary Turkish I and II”. Intermediate Turkish improves already existing basic Turkish knowledge with role plays, vocabulary exercises reviewing grammar rules and focuses on language competencies in listening, reading, speaking and writing. By the end of the course, students will be able to create simple conversations, ask and answer simple questions on familiar topics, and handle simple situations or transactions. Students will also develop writing strategies to handle simple letters and write short stories.
- TURK – 027 ADVANCE TURKISH AND TURKISH MOVIES AND IN SPEAKING AND WRITING: This course offers students the opportunity to improve significantly written and spoken discourse strategies and raise language competence to an academic register. Students work across literary genres and media as they interpret and analyze cultural, political and historical moments in Turkish movies. Special attention will be given to the development of an academic discourse style during in-class discussions, threaded discussions and, written compositions. There will be movie nights once a month and course concludes with an in-class presentation of the collaborative creative project and the final paper.