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Elementary Uzbek II

UZBEK 1102: Elementary Uzbek II

Continued study of Uzbek Language, with appropriate cultural background; further development of listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills.  Prereq: 1101 (101), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 102, or to native speakers. This course is available for EM credit. GE for lang course.

The aim of this course is to continue instruction in the general knowledge of the Uzbek language, as it is spoken and written today. During the classes, the spoken language of educated native speakers, as well as the contemporary literary language that is being used in newspapers, books and other means of mass media will be emphasized. This course will increase students' knowledge of the sound system, alphabet and the basic structure and practical use of the Uzbek language. Throughout the course, practice of all four language skills, listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing will be stressed extensively. Students will be exposed to authentic materials such as video clips and pictures showing the real cultural life of the Uzbek people during the classes. At the end of the quarter, students should be able to listen to more complex conversations, read and understand short and medium sized texts, engage in brief conversations on more complicated everyday topics, and write short, simple essays on familiar topics using the structures and vocabulary introduced in class.
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