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Intermediate Uzbek I
CEUS-T 211/611
Malik Hodjaev



Course Objectives

The Second year Fall Semester Intermediate level course aims are to increase student’s fluency   in oral expression, develop their skills in listening, reading and writing, extend their knowledge of literary Uzbek language  and culture of Uzbekistan. Comprehensive approaches of four skills will be taught in the course as well as a communicative approach which opens a wider prospective on language learning. During the course students will learn grammar and vocabulary. There will be extensive conversation and reading practice, using journals and newspapers that illustrate modern life in Uzbekistan. Students will use Internet websites, Oncourse system and email to tern their assignments and have the opportunity to watch Uzbek videos, TV programs and listen to audio tapes made in Uzbekistan.

Required texts and materials:

Uzbek Textbook, volume  II by Khayrulla Ismatullaev Dunwoody Press, 2001
CeLCAR and Cenasianet Online Language Modules

Uzbek-English Dictionary by Karl A. Krippes (Dunwoody Press, 2002), Uzbek-English, English-Uzbek Online Dictionary.

Suggested texts and materials

An Academic Reference Grammar of  Modern Literary Uzbek, Volume II by Andras J.E. Bogdrogligeti (LINCOM GmbH, 2003)
Uzbek TV videos, audio tapes, current Uzbek newspapers and   journals, news-programs broadcasting  SCOLA, UzTeleradio News, Voce of America, BBC Uzbek.

Assignments and evaluation

Graduates are held to a higher standard than undergraduates.
The course grade is based on daily attendance, classroom participation  and      performance, projects, bi weekly tests, midterm and final examinations. The final grade will be based on student’s overall improvement throughout the course as well as their overall proficiency in Uzbek. Also grading will be based on:

Classroom participation, performance and homework     25%                              
Written assignments     10%
Projects     10%
Tests  25%
Exams      30%


Language learning requires greater participation in the classroom than most other subjects in the university curriculum. Students are expected to attend ALL classes. Students are allowed to miss three instructional hours during the course of one semester without grade penalty. Absences beyond three instructional hours will result in grade penalty of 2% per day. Additional absences can be considered by the department only with proper documentation of attested medical needs for which a doctor's note will be required, and with the possibility of a tutoring requirement to preclude class disruption for other students.

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