The aim of this study was to determine the needed language skills of the students/graduates through the perceptions of current students/graduates and current/former instructors that were the shareholders of the process of teaching Turkish as a foreing language. The study also aimed to find out the most actualized language skills in the teaching environments. In the study, within the context of teaching Turkish to foreigners, needed language skills of the students were investigated. The study was conducted with 12 students/graduates who study/studied at Vilnius University Centre of Oriental Studies Turkish Studies Program and Faculty of Philology Lithuanian Language and Philology Foreign Language (Turkish) Program in 2013-2014; 2014-2015 academic years. The other participants of the study were 3 instructors who teach/taught Turkish as a foreign language at the same university. The data collection instruments that were used in the study were document analysis for course contents, program descriptions, interviews with the current teachers/former teachers, and focus group interview with the students/graduates. The results of the study revealed that the most needed language skills by the students, as perceived by the participants, were speaking and reading. The study also revealed that according to the department they study at, students’ language skills needs differ.
Teaching Turkish as a Foreign Language, Language Skills, Needs Analysis.