This intensive program provides beginners a solid introduction to Kyrgyz. Students who complete the course successfully will complete the equivalent of the 1st-Year curriculum in the Department of Central Eurasian Languages at Indiana University and will reach a proficiency of Intermediate Low or better. They will be able to communicate in day-to-day situations in Kyrgyz, will be able to read and write effectively on familiar topics, and will have a solid foundation for further study or travel. The program introduces Kyrgyz culture through work with authentic materials and media, as well as Kyrgyz activities and structured interactions with Kyrgyz speakers.
- 160 hours of instruction
- 20+ hours of co-curricular activities
- FLAS eligible
The program is open to all, including
- IU and non-IU students
- graduate and undergraduate students
- high-school students over age 16
HOUSING AND MEALS
Housing in Willkie Center is included in your Workshop fee. You will stay in an air-conditioned single room, sharing a lounge with other students of your language.
Summer dining options are limited. We recommend that you cook in the Willkie Hall kitchen or eat in local eateries.
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Dinara Abakirova is a Kyrgyz Language Developer at the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) at Indiana University. She loves teaching a language. She has experience in teaching Kyrgyz to non-native speakers both in Kyrgyzstan and in the United States. In addition to English, she also knows Russian and Turkish.