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- Intermediate Kazakh II
- Catalog Number CEUS-U 276/676
- Zaure Batayeva, Fatima Moldashova
The intermediate course covers the four language acquisition skills,
speaking, reading, writing, and listening. The primary goal of the course is to
teach students to use Kazakh Language for everyday situations and purposes
related to work and social life. Lessons are in Kazakh only, except for some
grammar analogues. The course is based on the following components:
- Grammar structures (GS)
The new grammar of each lesson is presented in tables. Grammar structures are
followed by examples and practice of common expressions in everyday situations.
Some grammar structures are given a short English analogue to ease comprehension
of the use.
- Grammar Modal verbs, past tense types, adjectives and types of
adjectives, cases (accusative, locative, genitive), compound verbs and their
- Small texts Texts contain real-life information about Kazakhstan's society.
The reading materials develop reading and comprehension skills--guessing words from context, skimming, and scanning.
- Vocabulary Includes vocabulary from
the text, idioms, and confusing verbs, with examples and exercises.
- Traditions and customs.
- Climate and seasonal dress.
- Geography of KZ.
- Mass media and movies.
- Holidays and religion.
- Listening activities Presented
in situational dialogs that occur in real speech video materials organized by topics.
The listening activities develop a variety of listening skills: content
comprehension, listening to details and correct pronunciation.
- Writing exercises Include
practical writing tasks developing students' composition skills.
- Textbook series, Did you know? Contains interesting information, developing and enriching vocabulary and
knowledge about Kazakh traditions and customs. Either the teacher can present
them in class as a reading or students can prepare essays as homework using
dictionaries. The second goal of using the series, Did you know?, is as preparation
for the midterm and final oral exam.
- Homework (15%)
- Translations of work have to be
submitted in typed form.
- Handwritten assignments have to
be neat and legible.
- Attendance and participation (10%)
- Weekly tests and quizzes (15%)
week there will be a test or quiz based on new materials covered in the classroom.
- Exams (45%)
- Midterm exam (20%)
- Final exam (25%)
- Oral and comprehension exam (15%)
- The dates will be announced in
Kazakh language course for intermediate.
Murzalina, B., S. Nurkeeva, G. Nurgazina, M. Sagynykova, S. Baitasova. Kazakh tili. (Manual book for Intensive teaching of Kazakh language). Almaty, 2003.
Ibragimov, Kanat. Kazakh language for Russian and other language schools.
Sukhbat. Kazakh tili. Almaty, 1996.
Sen bilesin be?. (Book series of Kazakh traditions and customs for children).
Sokpakbayev, B. Menin atym Kozha. (Text extractions from the novel with activity tasks).