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Introductory Kazak I
Catalog Number CEUS-U 175/575

The goal of the course is to introduce, develop, and expand communicative abilities and an understanding of basic grammar. A variety of language skills—listening, speaking, reading and writing will be included in class activities and homework. The intention is to provide students with a general knowledge of modern Kazakh, as well as the flavor of Kazakh culture, customs, and traditions. The Kazakh language represented in mass communication media will also be addressed in the course as the preferred version of literary, scholarly, and correct Kazakh. The course components include Kazakh phonetics and alphabet, basic grammar, and everyday application via dialogues, comprehension, reading, and writing. Teaching will be performed in Kazakh, with English applied in exceptional cases only. Visual aids, tapes, and photos of contemporary Kazakh society will enliven the study process, bringing students maximally close to the indigenous environment.

At the end of the course the students will be able to read simple texts and deal with basic life situations.