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Malik A. Hodjaev :: Faculty

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Lecturer, Central Eurasian Studies

Office: School of Global & International Studies 3032
Phone: (812) 855-3904

Curriculum Vitae


June 2003 - present Samarkand State University, Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
Ph.D Language Pedagogy Program. Researcher, Ph.D Candidate. Working on Dissertation: “Intensive Methods of Teaching Uzbek as a Foreign Language”.

Research Interests

Personal Statement

Before coming to Bloomington to work at IU in August 2002 I had experience of teaching English for 17 years. I was a Director of the Regional Language Center and a part time teacher of English in Samarkand, Uzbekistan for 6 years. I founded Samarkand Regional Language Center (SamRLC) in 1996. By 1998 I opened 20 branches of the Center in the districts of Samarkand Region. Together with my staff and teachers, I introduced modern methodology and technology of teaching English. In year 2001 the number of students studying English, Uzbek, and other languages at the Center during the academic year reached about 4000. We developed a special program and curriculum of teaching Uzbek as a Second Language. Hundreds of non-native speaker students learned Uzbek language using this program at the Center and other educational establishments of Samarkand Region.

The experience mentioned above and the experience I gained at the CEUS, IU having worked for more than five years help me in making the Uzbek courses effective. My goal is to make the Uzbek courses most productive and effective by using modern language teaching methods and carefully selecting the resource, detailed course planning (syllabus and content), developing current and interesting teaching materials, using latest technology and communicative approaches. I also strive to make distance courses as effective as regular on-site course.

Courses Recently Taught

Publication Highlights

Teaching manuals:

M.Suleymanov, M.Hodjaev. Culture of Communication. Uzbek-English phrase-book. Samarkand, Uzbekistan, MChJ Tong. 2002

M. Hodjaev, T.B. Ryasnaya, M.Y. Molyavskaya. English for the Youngest. Samarkand, Uzbekistan, MChJ Tong, 1999.

Journal articles

Intensive Uzbek Language Courses in the USA, Til va Adabiyot ta’limi, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 2006

Intensive Methods of Teaching Uzbek via ITV, Til va Adabiyot ta’limi, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 2005.

Teaching Uzbek as a Foreign Language. Til va adabiyot ta’limi, Tashkent, Uzbekistan, 2004.

Language Center of the World Standard. Ma’rifat Nuri, Samarkand, Uzbekistan, 2001.

Language is the Key to the World. Zarafshon, Samarkand, Uzbekistan, 2001.

Intensive Way of Learning English. Ulugbek Vorislari, Samarkand, Uzbekistan, 1999.

Samarkand – Seattle – TESOL. International connections. Samarkandskiy Vestnik, Samarkand, Uzbekistan, 1998.

Language Teaching Experiment. Samarkandksiy Vestnik, Samarkand, Uzbekistan, 1997.

Learning Language with Pleasure. Samarkandskiy Vestnik, Samarkand, Uzbekistan, 1996.

Papers Presented at Conferences

Teaching and Learning Uzbek Grammar. The Fourteenth Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference,  IU, Bloomington, IN, USA (March 2007).

Lexical Changes in Uzbek Since the Mid-1980. (John A. Ericson, Umida Khikmatillaeva, Malik A. Hodjaev) Central Eurasian Studies Society, Seventh Annual Conference, UM, Ann Arbor, MI, USA (September 2006).

Intensive Methods of Teaching Uzbek Language. The Thirteenth Annual Central Eurasian Studies  Conference. IU, Bloomington, IN, USA, (April 2006).

Prospects of teaching Uzbek language via ITV.The Twelfth Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference. IU, Bloomington, IN, USA (April 2005).

Prospects of teaching Uzbek language via ITV. Midwest Slavic Conference. March , Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA (March 2005).

Uzbek language instruction via interactive videoconferencing (ITV). The Eleventh Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference. April , IU, Bloomington, IN, USA (March 2004).

Civic education in the Uzbek Mahalla. The Tenth Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference. April , Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA (March 2003).

Honors and Awards

Current Research Projects