Dr. Sibel Bayram
The department offers good opportunities for Pakistani students to learn Turkish and get to know Turkish culture. In addition, the department not only offers language teaching, it also brings Pakistan and Turkey closer as two sister nations who have had very close relations throughout their soveriegn histories. That is why the Department of Turkish Studies arranges various cultural programs to further strengthen the bonds between the two nations.
The department offers Certificate, Diploma and Advance Diploma levels of Turkish to the students. Recently, BS in Turkish Language and Literature program has also been launched.
As the only department of Turkish Studies in Pakistan, it is in agreement with Yunus Emre Institute to send students to Tukey for summer courses where they exposure to Turkish culture directly and improve their language proficiency.
The dept. has good language lab and a rich library. Our students learn the Turkish language with the most modern methods and learn the Turkish culture and history in the best possible way.
Our students who have successfully graduated from the programs can work successfully in various Turkish institutions and become successful translators, Turkish teachers and academicians.
The department also guides students for graduate and post-grad studies in Turkey.
Every year, we organize "Turkish Day" program at NUML.
We provide the opportunity to exchange ideas with our students and colleagues in the academic field with the conferences and panels we regularly prepare.
In addition, the Turkish Learning Exercise prepared by our department enables the students to learn more easily.
Through poetry and art competitions every year, our students get the chance to polish their artistic, literary and language skills. That is why they a huge success in the job market for Turkish language, translations and cultural content writing.
Since its establishment Turkish Language department has been putting efforts to introduce Turkish Language as well as to promote Turkish culture. Turkish Embassy at Islamabad has always been a source of encouragement for the department. In order to equip the department with the modern audio visual aids, on the recommendation of the Turkish Embassy, a language lab was installed by TIKA (The Republic of Turkey Prime Ministry, The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency). Turkish Department was keen to start the degree program. With the approval of the Higher Education Commission of Republic of Turkey, an MOU was signed in between NUML (National University of Modern Languages) and Yunus Emre Institute In 2012. Within the framework of this MOU Turkish Department has launched its first BS (4 year) Turkish Language Teaching Program. This program has brought a positive change in the department. Post degree programs will be added as well. This strong cooperation and collaboration between NUML and YEI will pave way to the progress of the Turkish Language Department in connection with the futuristic aspects of academic, scientific and cultural plans for teaching and training.
We aspire to become a leading department in Turkology in order to promote and strengthen historical relations between Pakistan and Turkey by focusing on the study of Turkish language, literature and culture.
To provide opportunities to students for learning Turkish language and culture in a state-of-the-art environment, and to train them in a wide range of business areas, media and tourism, through the use of interdisciplinary methods, and technological innovation in language teaching in a comparative perspective. By providing them opportunity to learn the historical development of Turkish language and literature, the department aims to strengthen cultural and business ties between Pakistan and Turkey.