Learn Turkish and Discover a Fascinating Language and Culture!

HandsOnTurkish is a new EU-funded Turkish language course for beginners.

This app is ideal for business people wishing to take advantage of the growing potential of the Turkish market. The Turkish language course is equally useful to general learners, students and those relocating, travelling or taking part in trade missions to Turkey.

Learn Turkish with HandsOnTurkish and enjoy:
- Dialogues from everyday situations with useful phrases in Turkish
- Useful business language and business topics
- Turkish vocabulary and spelling exercises
- Interactive role-plays to practise speaking and pronunciation
- Interactive Turkish grammar explanations and language notes
- Invaluable information about Turkish business culture and etiquette

We aim to show that the Turkish language is attainable and achievable regardless of any language learning backgrounds learners may have. HandsOnTurkish counteracts the myths that Turkish is very difficult to learn. We hope you enjoy learning Turkish!

HandsOnTurkish is completely free - no adverts whatsoever.

The smartphone app builds on and consolidates the learning content from the core online course. It is available for free at:

Why learn Turkish?

Situated on the crossroads between the European and Asian continents, Turkey is a vast, varied and beautiful country with a hospitable and friendly population.

The country is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, boasting beaches, bazaars, mountains and fascinating cities bursting with a rich and ancient culture!

The growing importance of Turkey on the world stage and the shifting balance of power mean that European businesses need to adjust to and prepare themselves for the new circumstances. A grasp of the Turkish language and business culture is an invaluable bonus to any interaction or negotiation when dealing in Turkey or with Turkish businesses.

The Turkish language is a beautiful sounding language - from the Turkic family of languages. It uses a Latin script, is easy to read and is logically structured. Famous for its vowel harmonisation, the language flows and lilts effortlessly off the tongue.

Learn Turkish with HandsOnTurkish!

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

What’s New

Version 1.30

- Cultural notes added to unit 7 and 8
- Two whole new units (8 total)
- Improved page layout
- First dialogue listening step added
- Making better use of large screen sizes
- Modified and new word-spelling exercises
- Pressing instead of dragging single-word multiple choice
- Sound-indication of incorrect choices
- Language Notes modules unit 1 and 2
- New slide background

Ratings and Reviews

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BamakoPCV ,

Great app for Turkish

I use several apps in my study of Turkish. This is definitely one of the better ones. It’s a mix of language and culture, and it does an excellent job of giving you fundamental vocabulary. In many ways, it’s more like a traditional textbook than modern apps in that it gives you a dialogue, and then you learn from that exchange. Personally, I definitely prefer this over the gamification style of Duolingo (though, I still use that and Drops as well).

The one downside of this app is that it hasn’t been updated in 3 years. The record your voice and playback function no longer works (at least, not on my updated iPhone X). That’s not really a deal breaker for me, since everything else works well, and you can still listen to the recorded pronunciations.

Overall, this is a great app, and it is definitely useful!

App Privacy

The developer, Pendragon Educational Publishers Ltd, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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