An increased demand for holidays to Turkey this summer has prompted the setting-up of the University of Exeter’s foreign language centre’s ‘Holiday Turkish’ course.
Passengers travelling from the Devon airport have taken part in a free taster session in order to learn key phrases and expressions in preparation for their Turkish break.
Turkish teacher Anil Lee, who has lived in Exeter for over 20 years, said she was happy with the reception the Turkish course received.
"I’ve never known so much interest in Turkey as a holiday destination," she remarked.
"More and more people are taking up language courses in Turkish to help make their holiday that extra bit special."
The university’s foreign language centre will also offer ‘Holiday Spanish’ courses, with classes designed to be "practical and fun" and concentrating on everyday and holiday situations.
Courses will last for 16 hours in total and will run for eight evenings in June.
Exeter Airport recently announced that it would welcome a series of charter flights this summer from Austria.
The flights will be operated by a German tour company which will guide tourists around landmarks in Exeter, Devon and Cornwall.