LET’S GO TO ISTANBUL!A WEBQUEST FOR INTERMEDIATE LEVEL TURKISH LEARNERSBy Emel Yuksel Picture from: http://www.travelblog.org/Middle-East/Turkey/Marmara/Istanbul/blog-266955.html
INTRODUCTION • You are going to visit Istanbul with a friend from your Turkish 202 class for four days. • Are you ready to explore the one of the greatest and unique cities of the world? Are you ready to take a journey to a city which is the only city in the world that stretches onto two continents? • Let’s begin planning for your trip!
TASK With your trip partner, you will plan, • Your flight details • The places you will visit when you are there • The hotel you will stay at • The two shopping areas you will go and visit • Approximate budget for the whole trip
PROCESS • To accomplish the task, you should follow the steps below. Following the instructions listed below will make your tasks easier
Step 1 • Fill in the following table about yourself and your partner before you move on to visit websites. This table will help you decide on the details of your trip.
Step 2 • You can have the vacation in summer in either July or August. You will be flying with Turkish Airlines. Go to their website: http://www.turkishairlines.com/ and decide on the dates of your journey. Then, fill in the following table with the details of your trip. to/from NYC and Istanbul
Step 3 • Visit the following sites to help you discover Istanbul and plan your visit according to your interests and then fill in the following table with your partner. • http://www.tripadvisor.com/Tourism-g293974-Istanbul-Vacations.html • http://www.lonelyplanet.com/turkey/istanbul/things-to-do • http://travel.usnews.com/Istanbul_Turkey/Things_To_Do/ • http://www.timeoutistanbul.com/ • http://www.turkeytravelplanner.com/go/Istanbul/Sights/
Step 4 • Try to find a hotel in Istanbul that will suit both you and your partner using the link below. http://www.istanbulhotels.com/ • Your maximum budget for accommodation is $ 400.
Step 4, Continued • Then, fill in the following table about the hotel you have chosen.
Step 5 • Visit the following link for suggested shopping areas in Istanbul and decide on what shopping areas each member would like to visit. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/turkey/9602059/Istanbul-shopping-guide-bazaars-and-beyond.html
Step 5, Continued • Then, fill in the following table about the shopping areas in Istanbul.
Step 6 • Before you submit your assignment, make sure you do your own evaluation process using the rubric posted in the evaluation page.
Evaluation • You will be evaluated using the following rubric. You will receive points your pair work. Your final grade will be based on your research and the final work. Use the following rubric as a guideline while you are working.
CONCLUSION Congratulations! You worked hard in pairs and made plans to visit Istanbul for four days in summer. I hope this journey has helped you practice your Turkish and make a plan for a future trip to Turkey as a Turkish language learner.
CREDITS • Here is a list of websites with links, print materials, video, animations, images, etc I used in this webquest: • http://www.travelblog.org/Middle-East/Turkey/Marmara/Istanbul/blog-266955.html • http://absolutenglish-972.pagesperso-orange.fr/notes/webquest/page1.htm • http://jparrott.weebly.com/six-parts-of-a-webquest.html
TEACHER PAGE • This WebQuest is intended for students at the college level who can speak Turkish at an intermediate level • The combination of review, research, and the writing process will take 2 hours to complete (however, the time schedule can be adjusted to fit schedule on a teacher by teacher basis).
TEACHER PAGE, Continued • It is designed to be used upon the completion of tables by pairs. • Students are given time to work cooperatively in pairs while researching. • Students will have the opportunity to practice their Turkish language skills during the webquest activities.