Using a wide selection of materials and task-oriented activities drawn from realistic situations and contexts, Uzbek: An Intermediate Textbook, is designed to help adult professional and higher education learners deepen their understanding of the Uzbek language, culture, and its people. Learners will develop listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills, with special attention to grammatical accuracy. With a variety of texts, audio clips, videos, and activities, this textbook will encourage learners to explore Uzbek culture and to compare and contrast it with their own.
Uzbek: An Intermediate Textbook prepares learners to perform at level 1+ or 2 on the ILR scale and at the Intermediate High or Advanced Low level on the ACTFL scale.
Features of Uzbek: An Intermediate Textbook:
-Topics covered include work, study, personal interests, and travel.
-Authentic audio and video materials to accompany the text, available for free on GUPTextbooks.com
-The book uses the Cyrillic alphabet—the alphabet used in current government reports and the mass media as well as in archival material from the Soviet era.
-A useful appendix compares the Cyrillic alphabet with the Latin alphabet.
-Uzbek-English and English-Uzbek glossaries facilitate vocabulary acquisition.
Scope and Sequence
Note to the Instructor & Students
Organization of the Text
Note About the Script
Tom finally arrives in Tashkent.
Tom shares information about himself.
Tom meets Фаррух’s immediate and extended family.
Review Chapter A.
Farrukh shows Tom around the house.
Tom learns about and uses city transportation.
Tom explores the city of Tashkent.
Review Chapter B.
Tom meets with his Uzbek language instructor.
Tom learns more about university life in Uzbekistan.
Tom learns about the language learning experiences of his classmates.
Review Chapter C.
Tom gets invited to a wedding party.
Tom goes shopping for clothes.
Tom learns about Uzbek wedding customs
Review Chapter D.
Appendix A: A list of Common Compound Verbs
Appendix B: Cyrillic Reader & Complementary Reading Texts
Appendix C: Uzbek-English Glossary
Appendix D: English-Uzbek Glossary
Nigora Azimova is a native of Tashkent, Uzbekistan. She has served as a language specialist at the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) at Indiana University and is a teaching and learning consultant for the Arts and Sciences Support for Education through Technology (ASSETT) program at the University of Colorado–Boulder.
420 pp., 8.5 x 11
420 pp., 8.5 x 11