Assist. Assoc. Prof. Müfit Yıldırımalp received his Masters Degree on VVorld Languages and Methodology from Georgetown University in the USA and completed his doctorate (ph.D) at the Faculty of Political Science of İstanbul University. Furthermore, Oxford University has granted Assist. Assoc. Prof. Yıldırımalp an Honorary Doctorate Degree for his contributions in the field of teaching foreign languages.During the course of his studies in the USA, he started teaching Turkish at the Def ence Language Institute. Also, at this time he started writing A PRACTICAL COURSE İN TURKİSH, which he completed on his return to Turkey ten years later.This book which was published by Sander Publishing Company was an immediate best seller. The revised edition is now published by Doruk Publishing Company.Assist. Assoc. Prof. Müfit Yıldırımalp worked on A PRACTICAL COURSE İN TURKİSH for several years and finally appeared in book form. Its fundamental aim iş to teach daily spoken Turkish to foreigners in a communicative pratical and casual manner with an emphasis on pronunciation and fluency.