The Intermediate level course aims to increase student's fluency in oral expression, develop their skill in listening and reading, and extend their understanding of the fundamentals of grammar and the literal language of Uzbekistan. During the course students will learn grammar and vocabulary. Their 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 Tashkent.
Required Textbooks: Uzbek Textbook vol. 2 (Dunwoody Press, 2001), Uzbek Language for Foreign People vol. 2 (Tashkent 1997), English-Uzbek Dictionary (Tashkent 2001), The Culture of Communication in Uzbek and English (Samarkand 2002).
Additional materials: Uzbek TV videos, audio tapes, Current Uzbek newspapers and magazines.
Grading criteria: The course grade is based on daily attendance, classroom participation, weekly quizzes, midterm and final examinations.
Additional activities: Students in the advanced course will have several choices of extracurricular activities including an Uzbek coffee hour, Uzbek videos and movies as well as lectures and projects addressing aspects of Central Asian history, literature and culture.