Yunus Emre Institute will hold the first Turkish Proficiency Exam (TYS) of 2020 on January 18, 2020. The applications for the exam will be accepted between December 2 and 27, 2019.
The exam, developed in compliance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), is administered three times annually for the individuals who learn Turkish as a foreign language. The exam is held in three sessions. The exam is given simultaneously at the exam centers around the world to measure the reading, listening, writing and speaking skills of the candidates. The applicants who seek to certify their proficiency in the Turkish language will be given Turkish Proficiency Certificates at B2, C1 and C2 levels based on their scores from the exam.
The TYS is designed to provide an international exam for Turkish and facilitate the policies of admitting foreign students, and those who can obtain Turkish Proficiency Certificates by taking the TYS can be exempt from attending the Turkish preparatory training when they became eligible to attend a university in Turkey. The Turkish Proficiency Certificate provide huge advantages not only for students, but also for those who seek to work in Turkish or at international Turkish companies, those who want to work as translators or interpreters and prospective teachers who seen to teach Turkish abroad.