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Study Turkish & Raindrop Turkish House - Turkish Classes in Fall 2012

Learn TurkishThe Raindrop Turkish House offers free Turkish classes in collaboration with Study Turkish.  Study Turkish is a student organization at Texas A&M University.

Turkish classes are 10 weeks program with one meeting in each week. The classes are on campus on weekdays and at the Raindrop Turkish House on the weekends.

There are three levels of Turkish classes; beginner, intermediate, and advance. No prior experience is needed to register for the beginner classes. In this Fall semester, there will be two options for beginner classes:  on Saturdays (11:00am-1:30 pm) at Raindrop and on Thursdays (5:30-8:00pm) on campus (Zachry Building). The classes will start on September 13th, 2012.

If you want to get more information, you can attend the orientation about Turkish classes at Raindrop Turkish House on September 9th, 2012 (Sunday, 2pm)

If you want to take this opportunity and learn Turkish, you can register online: studyturkish.tamu.edu/register

(July 25, 2012 College Station/Bryan)

 
Helping for Bryan Food Bank

Raindrop Turkish House volunteers helped for harvesting corns from USDA field for Bryan Food Bank on June 6th, 2012. With many volunteer people from the Bryan-College Station community, the Raindrop Turkish House volunteers had a great experience. It was also a unique opportunity for Raindrop Turkish House volunteers to meet many helpful and charitable people from the Food Bank community. The volunteers are looking forward to joining other upcoming Food Bank events.

 
Raindrop Forum Luncheon Series Hosted State Rep. John Raney
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Texas State Representative John Raney of the 14th district honored the Turkish community by visiting Raindrop Turkish House College Station on Thursday, May 3, 2012. In the luncheon forum, Representative Raney talked about state budget needs. His talked titled “The Answer to Our State Budget Needs Comes From the Free Enterprise System”.

(May 3, 2012 College Station/Bryan)

 
Study Turkish Students Get Certificates

Spring 2012 Turkish classes are over and Study Turkish students got their course completion certificates in a ceremony at Raindrop Turkish House on Saturday, April 21, 2012. The ceremony gathered all teachers and students together. After all participants watched a video about wonders of Turkey, qualified students got their certificates. They also enjoyed refreshments and delicious Turkish tea.

Turkish classes will continue in Fall 2012 semester and Study Turkish hopes to see all students again next semester. Students as well as adults from Bryan/College Station area have the opportunity to learn a new language. They can register via Study Turkish website: studyturkish.tamu.edu/register

Study Turkish, a student organization at Texas A&M, offers free Turkish classes since 2008 with collaboration of Raindrop Turkish House and more than 250 students have taken Turkish classes since then.

 

(April 21, 2012 College Station/Bryan)

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Henna Night In Raindrop Turkish House

Turkish_hennahCollege Station/Bryan Raindrop Turkish House hosted ladies for a ‘Henna Night’ on Friday, April 13th. The program started with a presentation about henna night. Henna nights are special programs for only ladies. Ladies come together to celebrate the upcoming weddings. They dance, sing, dye henna on their hands, and enjoy the time together. After the presentation, henna ceremony presented. The bride to be wore a beautiful traditional Turkish dress. The ladies danced all night, and enjoyed the food. There were more than 30 different dishes. It was such a wonderful experience. Raindrop Ladies are thankful to those who joined the celebration and cook the delicious food for the night. If you are interested in experiencing different cultures, you are always welcome to the Raindrop.

(April 13, 2012 College Station/Bryan)

 
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