Wednesday, January 06, 2010
Here's a tweet from Euronews 21 hours ago on this, and another on the same subject in English. Not sure exactly when it will start and their page doesn't yet have an option for Turkish, but soon should hopefully mean just a few days. Remember, the best thing about Euronews is that all of the articles there are synchronized across each language, so in order to see an article in another language all you have to do is select the language and it will take you to the same article written in it. Unfortunately it's not always written in the same way but at least it is on the same theme.
Right now with eight languages there are 56 combinations (well, technically permutations) in which languages can be learned, i.e. those with English as an L1 can use it to learn another seven, and same for everyone else on the list. Add Turkish and this becomes 72. Now someone with Italian as a mother tongue can use it to learn Turkish, someone with Turkish as a mother tongue can use it to learn Russian, and so on.