CALL FOR PAPERS. “Teaching Kazakh: Inovative methods & Practices” seminar

Feb 7, 2013

Dear Colleagues!

 The Republican scientific and methodical seminar «Teaching Kazakh: Inovative methods & Practices» will be held on March 5th, 2013 in Nazarbayev University.

The seminar is devoted to problems in teaching Kazakh language as a second and foreign language in higher education of Kazakhstan.


• The Kazakh language, literature and culture department, Nazarbayev University, Astana

• Language Center, KIMEP University, Astana.

 Major sections of the seminar:

1.      Cognitive and communicative basis in teaching Kazakh language;

2.      Development of students’ critical thinking skills;

3.      Innovative methods of teaching;

4.      The use of information technology in teaching Kazakh language;

5.      New trends in working with Kazakh films;

6.      Modeling in teaching professional Kazakh language;

7.      The problem of transition to Latin script.

Professionals from Nazarbayev University and KIMEP will be involved the seminar, which is to be held in the form of a series of workshops and master classes. Faculty members and specialists are welcome to the seminar. Each participant will be given a certificate. Business trip expenses are to be covered by the participants.

Volunteers should register in advance and send their registration forms to

Deadline for registration is February 22nd, 2013. Unregistered participants cannot receive a certificate.

You can find full information about the seminar on the Nazarbayev University website.

Please follow the link to download Application 

Contact information: The Kazakh language, literature and culture department, 8th block, 53, Kabanbay batyr Ave., Astana, 010000, Republic of Kazakhstan.

Office: 8219, 8208

Contacts: 8(7172) 70-59-35; 8(7172) 70-59-37;  Fax: 8 (7172) 70-60-54

For additional information contact: Kussainova Meiramgul (, Baiteliyeva Zhanar (