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

Kazakh - 8 weeks Online

Overview

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. 

The online program includes student tutors, virtual excursions, and a Eurasian Studies lecture series.

First-Year Kazakh Online

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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 Online

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 Online

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 7 - July 30, 2021

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
The Kazakh program will be held online for Summer 2021.

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

For summer 2021, the CLI Kazakh programs will be held online. Students are responsible for their own housing and meals.

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.

Apply by January 25, 2021
 

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 25, 2021
 

NEED-BASED FEE REDUCTION

The Melikian Center offers a reduction of up $1,000 of the published CLI program fee for qualified Pell-eligible students. This reduction applies to any of our programs. Please indicate your Pell eligibility on the general application to be considered for this fee reduction.

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 Kazakh Online program is new for 2021! We are currently working with our Nazarbayev University to determine the cost of the program; this page will be updated.