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Advanced Uyghur
CEUS-T 332/732
Gulnisa Nazarova

Course Objectives

The advanced Uyghur course aims are the same as the fall semester. We will keep working on improvement of speaking, listening, and writing skills. Students will continue developing their Uyghur language ability through the use of listening and reading materials. They will be expected to give oral, reading, and writing presentations, participate in class discussions, and practice translation from Uyghur into English and from English into Uyghur using different materials such as parts of novels, movies, newspapers, different texts. Students also will develop knowledge of Uyghur culture and history by using authentic materials. This course involves many texts for home reading. Besides the thematic topics, the course program also includes news from various Uyghur Media. Additional materials will be sent to students through e-mail.

Three hours of class per week means independent work out of class, and a strong incentive for the students to contribute both to the overall structure of the class as well as the individual meetings.

Textbooks and dictionaries:

 1. Course Packet may be found in Goodbody Hall 157
 2. Hamit Tomur “Modern Uyghur Grammar”, Istanbul, 2003
 3. Online dictionaries

Suggested texts and materials
CeLCAR Online materials, RFA,

Assignments and grading policy

The assignments include reading for general comprehension, careful reading for translation; listening for general comprehension; listening for details; writing of short compositions; grammar reviews; different exercises and activities; new vocabulary.

Attendance and active participation are necessary in this class, and so is independent work. There are no regular quizzes. Every two week students will give oral or written presentations, and two times they will have tested on their reading fluency. The Midterm and Final exams will be according the schedule. They will consist of oral and written parts.

Quizzes and tests 20%
Midterm exam 20%
Final exam 20%
Homework 20%
Participation in class 20%

99-100 = A+ 80-82 = C+
95-98 = A 77-79 = C
92-94 = A- 74-76 = C-
89-91 = B+ 70-73 = D+
86-88 = B 67-69 = D
83-85 = B- 64-66 = D-


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.