Kazakh - 1st, 2nd, 3rd-Year Online

Kazakh

Overview

This program was first run online in 2021, and will be online in 2022 as well.

At Nazarbayev University's Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies, language courses are taught using the communicative method of instruction through linguistic and cultural immersion. Students are placed into appropriate groups, according to their levels of proficiency as defined in ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines. Courses are taught by professionals trained in current methodologies and experienced in teaching international students. 

First-Year Kazakh

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Students with no previous experience learn to understand Kazakh culture and to speak Kazakh at the Novice High or Intermediate Low level.

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Second-Year Kazakh

Students solidify their command of Kazakh and raise their listening, speaking, and communicative skills to the Intermediate Low level or better. Graduates can interact in day-to-day life in Kazakhstan comfortably and to read texts on familiar topics with ease.

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Third-Year Kazakh

Third-Year Kazakh is designed to help advanced students and heritage speakers reach professional proficiency. Topics include:

  • discipline-specific terminology;
  • control of register (tone) in speaking and writing;
  • understanding indirect cultural references, non-verbal cues, and nuance;
  • learning to "read between the lines" in Kazakh.

Students will develop the advanced communication skills they need in order to become successful intercultural communicators and to function in a professional capacity.

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Details

COURSE DATES 
June 6 - July 29

ACADEMIC CREDIT
1st-Year:    8 credits of SLC 194
2nd-Year:   8 credits of SLC 294
3rd-Year:    8 credits of SLC 394

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ELIGIBILITY
1st-Year students need no previous experience.
A placement exam is required for those interested in 2nd and 3rd-year programs.

CULTURAL PROGRAMS
The online program will enable students to take regular virtual excursions to various cities and sites in Kazakhstan, hosted by student tutors, as well as instructors, and program staff. The virtual platform will enable students to experience Kazakhstan, well beyond the city of Nur-Sultan. 

LOCATION
Online

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
CLI's Kazakh program is developed by the ASU Melikian Center for Russian, Eurasian, and East European Studies in partnership with the Summer School in Russian and Eurasian Studies (SSRES) at Nazarbayev University in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan.

Housing & Meals

HOUSING & MEALS

In 2022, CLI Kazakh will be held online.

Funding

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TITLE VIII FUNDING FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

The Department of State's Title VIII program funds graduate students with U.S. citizenship to study less commonly taught languages.

Title VIII provides fellowships of up to $5,000 for the study of Kazakh online. Past CLI Title VIII fellows can be awarded the fellowship up to two more times, for a maximum of up to 3 fellowship awards, as long as they maintain their graduate student eligibility.

Apply by January 24, 2022
 

MELIKIAN CENTER FUNDING FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS

Supported by the Melikian Center's endowment and by private donations, the Melikian Center Awards Program provides scholarships of up to $1,500 for superior applicants to study Kazakh online.

ASU students, non-ASU students, teachers, and other non-students  are eligible to apply for this funding.

Apply by January 24, 2022

NEED-BASED FEE REDUCTION

The Melikian Center offers up to a $1,000 reduction of the published CLI program fee for qualified Pell-eligible students and non-students with an annual family income of $50,000 or less. This $1,000 reduction applies to Tempe-based or study abroad programs.

Unlike our other funding opportunities, this reduction does not require a separate application. Instead, you are only required to indicate your Pell eligibility on your general CLI program application in order to be considered for this fee reduction.

These fee reductions are limited. Not all who apply will be awarded.

To learn more about Pell or to see if you are eligible, please visit: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/grants-scholarships/pell

Costs

PROGRAM FEE

The CLI 2022 Kazakh program fee* of $3,000 will cover:

  • 160 hours of instruction
  • 8 academic credits

It does not include:

  • summer housing
  • meals
  • local transportation
  • personal expenses

*Participants are responsible for checking current prices and details before signing billing, housing, or meal contracts