Introduction to reading, writing, listening and speaking. First year Uzbek is an introduction to the literal language of Uzbekistan. During the course students will learn grammar and vocabulary. There will be extensive conversation and reading practice, using journals and newspapers that illustrate modern life in Uzbekistan. Students will have the opportunity to watch Uzbek videos, TV programs and listen to audio tapes made in Tasheknt.
Text: Uzbek Textbook vol. 1 (Dunwoody Press, 2001), Uzbek Language for Foreign People vol. 1 (Tashkent 1997), English-Uzbek Dictionary (Tashkent 2001).
Additional materials: Uzbek TV videos, audio tapes.
Grading criteria: The course grade is based on daily attendance, classroom participation, weekly quizzes, midterm and final examinations.