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Uzbek Textbook


A textbook for introductory students of Uzbek. Has fifteen chapters covering themes including greetings, classroom objects, requesting/asking/apologizing/giving commands, food, health, and others. Chapters include sections called Let's Get Started, Language Point, Language in Use, Uzbek Realia, and Vocabulary, illustrations, both photographs and drawings, and a glossary. Textbook includes a CD with audio and video exercises, which includes television clips and unscripted dialogues among native speakers. Textbook includes Appendices A through D. Appendix A has transcripts of the audio and video dialogues; Appendix B is a grammatical summary; Appendix C is an Uzbek-English glossary; and Appendix D has two parts: the first part is an English-Uzbek glossary, and the second is a set of maps of the world with country names provided in Uzbek. Latin script is used throughout the textbook. Accompanied by a workbook/complementary reader in a single volume. Workbook has exercises to the textbook, all in Latin script, and reader introduces Uzbek Cyrillic script, both print and script forms, and has supporting exercises for learning script. Texts in the reader are all in Cyrillic and include authentic texts (maps, tickets, ads) and additional reading texts. Available from CeLCAR at: http://www.indiana.edu/~celcar/orderform/index.html

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Tajiki Textbook


A Tajiki textbook, presented in two volumes with a Reference Grammar for Beginners. An introduction includes information on the origins of Tajiki and historical and contemporary influences on the language. Volume One's chapters: the Tajiki Alphabet, Classroom, Greetings, Acquaintance, the Weather, Family, and At the Bazaar. Volume Two's chapters: Sport, Around the Dastarkhon, Clothing, At the Hospital, At the University, City and Village Life, and Welcome to Tajikistan. All Tajiki texts written in Cyrillic script. Chapters include sections on topic, grammar, and function, and each ends with a Tajiki-English glossary. Chapter exercises incorporate pairwork, reading and writing tasks, and listening and video exercises. Each chapter has illustrations, mostly photographs, and cultural notes. An accompanying Multimedia CD-ROM includes the audio and video material for textbook exercises, games including matching, hangman, and unscrambling, and reading texts with comprehension exercises. A separate Video CD-ROM offers supplementary audio and video exercises based on textbook material, as well as thirty-one short theme-based videos. The Reference Grammar for Beginners Guide features grammatical topics, including pronunciation, numbers, tense, mood, and voice, conjugation, singular and plural forms, relative clauses, auxiliary verbs, and reported speech. The textbook is available directly from Georgetown University Press: http://press.georgetown.edu/search/search.php?q=tajiki&x=0&y=0

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Maximizing Study Abroad: A Student's Guide to Strategies for Language and Culture Learning and Use


Aimed at students who want to make the most of their study abroad experience, this flexible and user-friendly guide helps students identify and use a wide variety of language- and culture-learning strategies. The guide begins with three inventories designed to help students be more aware of how they currently learn language and culture. The following sections provide students with tools and creative activities they can use to enhance their favored learning strategies and try out unfamiliar ones. Students can use this guide as they prepare for study abroad, during their experience, and once they return to maximize their experience.

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