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Introductory Kazak I
Catalog Number CEUS-U 175/575
Zaure Batayeva

This class offers an introduction to basic communication skills in Kazakh. During the course students become familiar with the sounds, alphabet, and basic grammar of the language. Upon finishing the course, learners will be able to use Kazakh in basic, immediate communicative contexts. Readings, class discussions, listening activities are adopted from Kazakh language media programs. Films and extra-curricular cultural activities help learners to develop an awareness of the Kazakh culture.  

Required Textbooks and Class Materials

Karl A.Krippes Kazak (Gazag)-English dictionary

Suggested texts and materials

Kanat Ibragimov, Kazakh tili,   2004
Iraida Kubayeva,  Kazakh language Made Easy Alamaty 2003
Kulpash Sariyeva, We speak Kazakh,
Intensive course of Kazakh language 2003
Sukhbat, Kazakh in dialogues
Ablakhat Ibragimov, CD Beginning Kazakh. The University of Arizona


Daily homework, weekly quizzes and tests, midterm exam, final exam.
Calls attendance and active participation are also part of the final grade.

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