Kazakh Language and Literature

A field of pedagogical science that studies and builds the professional skills necessary to teach Kazakh and build cultural values.

Academic degree: Bachelor of Education 

Code and name of the educational program: 6B01701 “Kazakh Language and Literature”

Elective subjects:   

After school: Kazakh language, Kazakh literature 
After college: Fundamentals of Pedagogy and Psychology, Kazakh Language

Form and duration of studying:       

Full-time (after school) – 4 years     
On the basis of TPE (after college) full-time, shortened – 3 years 
On the basis of HE (after university) full-time, shortened – 2 years

Description of the educational program:

The specialty “Kazakh language and literature” involves the study of the Kazakh language as a means of communication and cultural heritage, as well as its literature as an important component of the national culture of Kazakhstan.

Kazakh language and literature students study various aspects of language such as phonetics, morphology, syntax, vocabulary and pragmatics. They also study the history of the development of the Kazakh language, its sociolinguistic aspects, dialects and archaisms.

In addition, students study Kazakh literature, ranging from ancient epic poems to modern works by contemporary authors. They study various literary genres, including poetry, prose, drama, and folk literature, and analyze style, themes, and forms of expression in literary works.

An important aspect of the major is the development of students’ skills in translating and interpreting texts in Kazakh and from Kazakh into other languages. Students may also study translation problems such as cultural differences and language limitations. Along with this, students are trained in the methodology of teaching Kazakh language and literature in schools, learning the basics of pedagogy in elementary grades, psychology and physiology of children.

Career Opportunities:

Kazakh language and literature graduates can work in education, as teachers of Kazakh language and literature in schools, as well as in the cultural sphere, as museum curators, literary agents, or journalists specializing in Kazakh literature and culture.

6B01701 Kazakh Language and Literature