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Top Ted Talks Episodes with Turkish Transcript

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Favorite TED Talks videos

In our previous İngilizce Öğrenmek post, we examined why we enjoy using Ted Talks. We feel it is a great resource for our Turkish students to practice their English listening skills. In this post, we point out that many Ted Talks Episodes with Turkish transcript are available using the transcription service function.

One of the nicest features of Ted Talks is the transcription service. It is simple to use:

1. On the TED Talks main page, from the first drop down menu on the left: “show talks subtitled in” select Turkish. A list of all TED talks with Turkish subtitles will appear.

2.  Select a video to watch.

3.  Under the video screen will be another dropdown menu: “show transcript”, select Turkish.

Now your selected video will appear both with Turkish subtitles and a Turkish transcript (located under the video).

Here is a list of our favorite Ted Talks Episodes with Turkish Transcript:

#5: Ken Robinson: Eğitimin ölüm vadisinden nasıl kurtulunur

Ken Robinson challenged the way most of use think about education in this very informative 20 minute presentation. Turkish students can often relate. If they are finding the daily grind of work/university, language schools and additional schooling to be a drain on creativity and energy, Ken’s talk could be motivational.

#4: Jay Walker: Dünyadaki İngilizce Çıldığı Üzerine

An overview about why people all over the world, from Turkey to Chile are obsessed with learning English. A great motivational piece to remind our hard-working English language students that they are not alone in their English quest!

#3: Bill Ford: Trafik Tıkanıklığının Ötesinde Bir Gelecek

Bill Ford, an executive at Ford Motor Co. outlines a vision of the city and transportation that does not include the car. A highly relevant topic for our Turkish students from Istanbul and Ankara!

#2: Jane McGonigal: “Oyun oynamak daha iyi bir dünya yaratabilir”

This talk is for our Young Learners and their parents! The piece is about gamification, using gaming techniques to get everyday tasks accomplished. At we’ve found that these techniques can be extremely powerful for our Young Learners and Adult Learners alike.

#1: Tristram Stuart: The global food waste scandal

Unfortunately this Ted Talks Episode does not offer a Turkish transcript, yet it’s such a great video that we have posted it regardless. Tristram analyzes the astounding amounts of food waste that occur across the world. A highly relevant post in a world with increasingly less food resources.

 Please let us know your thoughts, have we missed any Ted Talks classics?

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