This research study is conducted to investigate the level of knowledge of Chagatai Turkish Language and Chagatai Literature among the senior students who attended Chagatai Turkish and Literature courses in the Department of Turkish Language and Literature at Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University. Chagatai Turkish Language and Literature Knowledge Level Self-Assessment Scale, developed by the researcher for this purpose, is applied to 137 students who attended the Chagatai Turkish course in the Department of Turkish Language and Literature at Niğde Ömer Halisdemir University in the academic year of 2018-2019. The data obtained are evaluated by means of SPSS 22.0 statistical computer software. As a result of the research study, it is determined that students have a good-adequate knowledge level regarding Chagatai Turkish and Literature. According to the information obtained from the Department of Student Affairs, the average academic grades of the students are 76.20 and 82 in the first and the second semesters, respectively. The outcome complies with the evaluations of the instructors and the students’ self-evaluation, and it is an indication that the course has fulfilled its objective. The study also finds no difference among the knowledge levels of the students in terms of Chagatai Turkish Language and Literature in accordance with their genders and ages.
Chagatai, Chagatai Turkish, Chagatai Literature