This class offers an introduction to basic communication skills in Kazakh. During the course students become familiar with the sounds, alphabet, and basic grammar of the language. Upon finishing the course, learners will be able to use Kazakh in basic communicative contexts. Readings, class discussions,and listening activities are adopted from Kazakh language media programs. Films and extracurricular cultural activities help learners to develop an awareness of the Kazakh culture.
Required Textbooks and Class Materials
- Krippes, Karl A. Kazak (Qazaq)-English Dictionary.
Suggested texts and materials
- Ibragimov, Kanat. Kazakh Tili. 2004.
- Kubayeva, Iraida. Kazakh language Made Easy. Alamaty: 2003.
- Sariyeva, Kulpash. We speak Kazakh.
- Intensive course of Kazakh language. 2003.
- Sukhbat. Kazakh in dialogues.
- Ibragimov, Ablakhat. Beginning Kazakh. (CD). University of Arizona Press.
- Daily homework, weekly quizzes and tests, a midterm and final exam.
- Attendance and active participation are also part of the final grade.
- The Department of Central Eurasian Studies no longer allows auditing of language courses. Any inquiries must be addressed to the CEUS Chair directly.
- Students enrolled in CEUS language courses obtain a grade at the end of each semester. The Department does not offer pass/fail options.
- Incompletes are not given in CEUS language courses. Any inquiries
must be addressed to the CEUS Chair directly.
- If you are a native speaker of a language or you are a citizen of the country or you graduated from a high school from the country, Indiana University and departmental policy may prohibit you from enrollment in this language class. Please direct all related questions to the Department of Central Eurasian Studies, Goodbody Hall 157, 855-2233, or firstname.lastname@example.org .