The Fall Semester Advanced level course aims to increase student’s fluency in oral expression, develop their skills in listening, reading and writing, extend their knowledge of literary Uzbek language of Uzbekistan and enable them to do research in the field of history, culture, politics etc. 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 advanced grammar, vocabulary and expressions. 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 print out teaching materials and turn in their assignments, have the opportunity to watch Uzbek videos, TV programs and listen to audio tapes made in Uzbekistan.
Required texts and materials:
- Uzbek Textbook, Volume 2, by Khayrulla H. Ismatulla, 2001, Dunwoody press ISBN: 1-881265-80-3
- Uzbek – English Dictionary, by Karl A. Krippes, 2002, Dunwoody press, ISBN: 1-881265-45-5
- English-Uzbek- English Online Dictionary, http://uzbek.firespeaker.org
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, Voice of America, BBC Uzbek and Cen Asia Net Language Modules.
Assignments and evaluation
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%
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.
- Auditing: The Department of Central Eurasian Studies does not allow auditing of language courses. Any inquiries must be addressed to CEUS Chair directly.
- Enrollment: 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 CEUS Chair directly.
- If you are a native speaker of a language or you are a citizen of a country where the language is commonly spoken, or you graduated from a high school in that country, Indiana University and departmental policy may (or may not) 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