[P6291] The Past, Present, and Future of Ottoman Turkish Language Pedagogy

Created by Beyza Lorenz
Thursday, 12/02/21 2:00 pm


This panel seeks to explore the past, present, and future of Pedagogy and teaching methods in an Ottoman Turkish language classroom. The Ottoman Turkish language constitutes the foundational research language in Ottoman literature and history for decades. With the latest political developments in Turkey and the Middle East, the Ottoman Turkish language has become increasingly important across diverse fields such as history, literature, ethnomusicology, and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. National archives and libraries across the globe from Western Europe to the Balkans and the Middle East house rich, yet untapped resources of Ottoman archival and literary documents. With this growing interest and significance, new digital tools have been developed to learn and teach Ottoman Turkish. These tools include a variety of digital humanities projects, online dictionaries, and language-learning websites. This panel will discuss the development of Ottoman Turkish Language pedagogy through decades in institutions in the United States and Turkey. The panelists will explore topics such as the current state of Ottoman Turkish language programs, the latest pedagogical approaches to teaching Ottoman Turkish, new technologies in teaching Ottoman Turkish, material selection and curriculum design, and the role of literature and archival documents in teaching Ottoman Turkish. It is hoped that his panel will contribute to the greater discussions on less-commonly taught languages across the United states and beyond.


The American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT)


American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages (AATT)


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Cornell Hugh Fleischer

(The University of Chicago)
Panel Participating Role(s): Discussant;

Erika H. Gilson

(University of Pennsylvania)
Panel Participating Role(s): Chair;

Selim Kuru

(NELC, University of Washington)
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Hakan Karateke

(The University of Chicago)
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Burcu Karahan

(Stanford University)
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Nilufer Hatemi

(Princeton University)
Panel Participating Role(s): Organizer;

Beyza Lorenz

Panel Participating Role(s): Organizer; Presenter;