Cooking & Talking

Do you enjoy cooking? Would you also like to practice speaking Turkish while cooking?
Welcome to my special Cooking & Talking Classes!

  • We will cook samples from Turkish cuisine in my kitchen in the morning and savour them afterwards. Turkish will be spoken during the entire activity.
  • There will be a visit to the farmer's market in İçmeler on Wednesday.
  • Classes meet between 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

A selection from my menu:

  • hearty soups - my specialty
  • stuffed vegetables (dolma)
  • börek - rolled and baked
  • baked fish
  • delicious starters (meze)

During our cooking sessions, you will learn to speak about things related to the kitchen in Turkish, such as:

  • the names of various objects and kitchen utensils
  • understanding recipes, learning about ingredients
  • asking questions (How should I cut ...?; Could you ...?)
  • general cooking and dinner conversation

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Course dates

November 12 - 16, 2018Beginners
November 19 - 23, 2018Intermediate 1
November 26 - 30, 2018Intermediate 2
December 3 - 7, 2018Advanced

Language Levels


No or minimal Turkish

Intermediate 1

You are able to speak about some practical things (about yourself and your family, your work and your immediate environment, shopping, etc.)

Intermediate 2

You can handle, in Turkish, basic daily situations you may encounter while traveling in Turkey (e.g., in a hotel, at the bank, at the bus station); you are also able to participate in a conversation for a short period of time.


You are able to engage comfortably in conversations about various matters of daily life with a native speaker. You can express your personal opinion with some explanation. You are able to speak about more complex topics within limitations.

Course fee

345 Euros per person max. 4 people*
(cooking ingredients are included in price)

* I can accommodate special needs and interests&xnbsp;if you would like to set up a group of your own (2-4 participants). You may also prefer to have private coooking & talking lessons (please contact me for the price).
If you let me know in advance I will try to accommodate dietary restrictions you may have.