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Introductory Uzbek I
CEUS-T 111/511
Malik Hodjaev



Course Objectives

The First year Fall Semester Uzbek I course’s aim is introduction to literary language of Uzbekistan. During the course the students will develop their skills in listening, reading and writing, get knowledge of literary Uzbek language and culture. 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 conversation and reading practice, using journals and newspapers that illustrate modern life in Uzbekistan. Students will use Oncourse and email to print out teaching materials and to 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:

An Elementary Uzbek Textbook , Workbook, Cyrillic Alphabet Reader, and video and audio CDs by Nigora Azimova (CelCAR, IU, 2005).

Marhamat, Uzbek Course book for Beginners with 2 audio CDs by Nigora Sharipova and (AWB Publishing, 2002).

Uzbek-English Dictionary (Dunwoody Press, 2002), Online Dictionary

Suggested texts and materials:              

Uzbek TV videos, audio tapes, Voce of America  in Uzbek, current Uzbek newspapers and journals.


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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