Staff :: Begaim Adilkhanova, MA
Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistant, CEUS Department, Indiana University, 2012
-M.A. The International Kazakh-Turkish University, 2007
-B.A. The International Kazakh-Turkish University, 2004
- Assistant - interpreter for OSCE long-term observers, 2011-2012
- English teacher, Specialized Gymnasium with Teaching in Three Languages, 2008-2012
- Language and Cross-Cultural Facilitator, The US Peace Corps in Kazakhstan, 2010
- English teacher, The International Kazakh-Turkish University, 2004-2008
- Research Interests:
- Kazakh Instrumental Music in Developing Language Skills
- Implementing Deep Approach in Teaching Kazakh
Begaim Adilkhanova was born in Shymkent, South Kazakhstan, in the family of teachers. Since childhood she was interested in playing the dombyra and singing Kazakh songs along with studying at music school for seven years to play the piano. Thanks to her grandfather, she loves Kazakh poetry, especially Abai Kunanbaev. Her family used to have a competition on reciting Abai’s poems where a person can start any parts of his poems and the other has to continue the rest of that recited poem. It was a competitive and funny poem-contest. Besides music, she was keen on writing articles, fairy tales, poems and composing melodies. Some articles were published in newspapers “Ulan”, “Kazakhstan Zaman”, “Ontustik Kazakstan”.
Begaim obtained both B.A. and M.A in Foreign Languages from the International Kazakh-Turkish University and worked there as an English teacher till 2008. Later she accepted a position in a specialized gymnasium with teaching in three languages named after M.Kh.Dulati. In 2010, Begaim was offered to work as a Language Cross-Cultural Facilitator at the US Peace Corps. In 2011, she co-authored an Advanced Kazakh Manual for use by Peace Corps volunteers. During presidential and parliamentary elections Begaim was involved in being as an assistant-interpreter for OSCE long-term observers in South Kazakhstan.