In the spring semester of Advanced Kazakh, students continue to improve listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. The primary goal of the course is to give as much information as possible about the most important parts of life in contemporary Kazakhstan and introduce the culture and mentality, so students' know the necessary vocabulary to communicate according to the situation, purpose, and roles of the participants. The course includes improving translation skills into target language and vice versa.
Advanced Kazakh extends the learners' grammatical, lexical, and functional skills, foundations for accurate and fluent communications established on previous levels using a wide variety of stimulating and challenging activities.
Listening activities involve narratives; interviews from authentic sources, such as radio; and CenAsianet language programs. Learners are given the opportunity for personal expression in pair work and discussions.
Teaching materials are from a variety of sources. Students will be given handouts and copies. Advanced level students will study fictional works of Kazakh literature, as well as newspapers and radio programs.
In Advanced Kazakh, students will learn the following grammatical forms:
In addition, we will study the following topics and their related vocabulary:
Textbooks and Class Materials
Batayeva, Zaure. Grammar references . (Draft version).
Intensive course of Kazakh language. Almaty, 2003
Sukhbat. Kazakh tili. Almaty, 1996.
Krippes, Karl A. Kazak (Qazaq)-English Dictionary.
Sariyeva, Kulpash. Kazakh tili zhane eltanu.
Kazakh fictional works, from Auezov, Bukeev, and Sokpapkbayev.
CenAsianet language program.