RIT University of the Commons launches a language school to provide language classes for 6-16 year old children. Our goal with the program is to provide a socially engaging creative environment for children where they will develop their language skills in Turkish, confidently utilize the language, respect different cultures and languages, eager to learn Turkish and utilize it in everyday life by reading, watching, speaking and listening music in Turkish. In line with RIT’s vision as an institute, RIT- Turkish Language School will utilize egalitarian education concepts where children will be active participants and organizers of the learning environment, understanding and exercising age appropriate pluralistic, egalitarian and democratic practices as well as learning about their country from a critical historical perspective.
The initial stage of the project will include 10 children of two age groups:
Group 1: Ages 6-8
Group 2: Ages 9-16
Student Body: Turkish language classes are designed for children who are familiar with Turkish language in varying levels of speaking, reading, writing and comprehension.