STARTALK Classroom Video - San Diego State University/San Diego Turkish School - Turkish

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The elementary students in this video attend the San Diego Turkish School on Saturdays. They are heritage learners who may or may not speak Turkish at home. Most understand spoken Turkish. The lesson that is shown here is similar to one that was taught during the summer STARTALK program. Students in the summer program did have the opportunity to create an original shadow puppet show.

Language: Turkish

Proficiency Level: Novice

Program Director: Norman Leonard

Instructors: Gul Goksel, Aydin Goksel

Age of Learners: 6 - 11 years

Reference: Karabağ, H. H. (Producer and performer). (2008). Karagöz [Shadow play]. Available from

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Instructional Resource(s): 

  • Student
  • Teacher


  • Turkish

Proficiency Level(s): 

  • Novice

Material Type(s): 

  • Video
  • Instruction

Grade Level(s): 

  • K-2
  • 3-5