An Elementary Textbook

Nigora Azimova

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Designed to cover beginning college levels of language instruction, Uzbek: An Elementary Textbook provides learners and instructors with a wide selection of materials and task-oriented activities to facilitate the development of language learning. It offers a thematically organized and integrative approach to the Uzbek language and its culture, including a functional approach to grammar, an emphasis on integrated skills development, and the use of authentic materials such as videos filmed in various regions of Uzbekistan.

This volume includes
-authentic audio and video materials, available for free on
-an extensive glossary
-color illustrations and photographs throughout

Topics Covered
The Uzbek alphabet, greetings and introductions, commands and requests, daily routines, etiquette, weather, family, money, food, clothing, travel, leisure, and medical matters.

Table of Contents

Scope and Sequence
Notes to the instructor & students
Organization of the text

Tom finally arrives in Tashkent.
Tom shares information about himself.
Tom meets Farrukh’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
IV Contents

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 & complimentary reading texts
Appendix C: Uzbek-English Glossary


"This long-awaited textbook is quite special. It is one of the first published books on a Turkic language that uses the communicative approach. It teaches the culture as well as the language. It is user friendly with lots of colorful pictures. It familiarizes students to the spoken language by presenting real-life dialogues and video clips. It has clear and precise grammar explanations and provides the student with exercises and situations for using the language in context. Overall, it is fun to use. I would recommend it to all teachers of Uzbek. Not only will they have an interesting time and experience, their students will as well."—Güliz Kuruoğlu, University of California, Los Angeles



About the Author

Nigora Azimova is a native of Tashkent, Uzbekistan, and is a language specialist at the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region at Indiana University.

496 pp., 8.5 x 11

Oct 2010

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