33 Foreigners Learn Turkish in 2012
According to the information given by Fethiye Public Education Centre and Evening Art School Directorate, 33 foreign citizens living in Fethiye have learnt Turkish since September 1, 2012.
Fethiye Public Education Centre and Evening Art School Directorate have opened nearly 430 different courses in a year and reached 11 thousand people this term. Since September 2012, 2492 women and 1913 men, total 4405 people, were given a chance to take courses among 184 subjects. Beside the ongoing courses, Fethiye Public Education Centre and Evening Art School Directorate have opened piano and modern dance courses as well with the cooperation of Fethiye Municipality Cultural Centre. The public education centre has taught reading and writing to 113 people including 37 men and 76 women with 17 courses in villages and districts of Fethiye in 2012. The public education centre gets most requests of Computer and Foreign Language courses and has also taught Turkish to 33 foreign citizens including 14 men and 19 women with 2 courses.
According to the information given by Fethiye Public Education Centre and Evening Art School Directorate, the most significant courses opened this term were The Teaching of Motor Vehicle Drivers Steering Training, Child Care at Home and Hospital and Nursing Home Attendant Course, Milk Cattle Raising in Prison and Struggle Against Plant Pests, Homemade Food Cooking Courses For the People Staying at Women’s Shelter.
One of the courses that attracted the most attention was the Ottoman Turkish course. This course has been opened 11 times and 178 course attendants had a chance to learn Ottoman Turkish. Ottoman Turkish course has been opened 3 days a week in 2 categories for 178 course attendants. The course attendants had told that they wanted to take these courses to learn the Ottoman writing and reading the Ottoman inscriptions and searching for the Ottoman archives. Free courses at Fethiye Public Education Centre were given 64 hours on Ottoman Easy Texts and Ottoman Grammar. At the end of the Ottoman Turkish course to which women also showed great enthusiasm, course attendants were given certificates. This course will restart at Yanıklar Elementary School now. Other than this, Fethiye Public Education Centre and Evening Art School Directorate will give Quran courses in Yayla Temel Village. (FG)