Samal Abzhanova

Department
School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kazakh Language and Turkic Studies
Title
Instructor
Email
sabzhanova@nu.edu.kz

Samal Abzhanova is currently a Kazakh Language and Literature instructor at Nazarbayev University. She graduated from the Kazakh National University named after al-Farabi in Almaty in 2004. After getting her Bachelor’s degree in Kazakh Language and Literature, Samal started her Master’s Program in Faculty of Philosophy and Political science at the aforementioned university. After getting Master’s degree, she worked as a Kazakh Language teacher at Almaty College of Management and Marketing, where she taught Kazakh Language. She also taught Kazakh Language courses at the Republican language teaching center in Almaty, where she has gained several useful skills such as working with adult audience and curriculum development. After that Samal worked at the Kazakh National Medical University named after S.D.Asfendiyarov at Family Medicine Faculty as a professional translator from Russian to Kazakh language. As for the research, Samal has conducted work on “The study of word similarities in the Turkic Languages”. Currently she teaches upper-intermediate Kazakh language courses and advanced kazakh literature courses at Nazarbayev University. In addition, she teaches oral presentation skills. Her teaching methods include comparing and contrasting Kazakh Literature with World Literature. This is aimed at developing students’ knowledge and increasing interest in the subject.