MELANG 450 - Introductory Central Asian Language I
Section: 001 Elementary Uzbek I
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Middle East Languages (MELANG)
Department: LSA Middle East Studies
Waitlist Capacity:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Introduction to Uzbek language; development of listening, reading, speaking and writing skills.

The aim of this course is to provide students with a general knowledge of the Uzbek language, as it is spoken and written today. During the classes, the spoken language of educated native speakers, as well as the contemporary literary language used in newspapers, books and other mass media will be emphasized. This course will familiarize students with the sound system, alphabet and the basic structure and practical use of the Uzbek language. Practice of all four language skills, listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing will be stressed throughout the course. Students will be exposed to authentic materials such as video clips and pictures showing the real cultural life of the Uzbek people during the classes. At the end of the course, students should be able to listen to simple conversations, read and understand short texts, engage in brief conversations on simple everyday topics, and write short, simple essays on familiar topics using the structures and vocabulary introduced in class.

The classroom instructor is Kamola Azimova, lecturer of Uzbek language in OSU’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. The class schedule will correspond to The Ohio State University academic calendar; therefore, the first day of class will be on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. (For the complete OSU academic calendar, see:

For more information, contact Douglas Northrop at

Class Format:

This course is offered via live video-conferencing from The Ohio State University through the BTAA CourseShare program.

MELANG 450 - Introductory Central Asian Language I
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
MTuWTh 8:30AM - 9:25AM
Note: This course is conducted via live video-conferencing with The Ohio State University. The class schedule will follow OSU, with the first class being Tuesday, August 21, 2018. For more information, contact Douglas Northrop at .
002 (REC)
MTuWThF 10:10AM - 11:00AM
Note: Note: This course is conducted via live video-conferencing with Indiana University University. The class schedule will follow IU, with the first class being Monday, August 20, 2018. For more information, contact Douglas Northrop at
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