Kazakh Language for Specific Purposes: Challenges and Practices

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This paper aims to review the developmental history and the current challenges associated with teaching Kazakh language as a second language in a professional area, Kazakh for specific purposes (KSP). The study was conducted to determine the role of Kazakh language in the professional sphere, its existing subcategories, and to justify the needs analysis conducted with current students and graduates of one university in Kazakhstan. The study strongly suggests that KSP teaching requires instructors to determine the students’ goals and needs to have an effective KSP course. In accordance with the needs of students, teachers of KSP should have scientific knowledge not only of linguistics, but also in various other professional fields. Effective learning outcomes depend on the motivation of students and the use of appropriate teaching methodology by teachers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)66-79
Number of pages13
JournalApplied Languages and Linguistics
VolumeVolume 2
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2018


  • Kazakh for special purposes (KSP), subcategories of KSP, need analyses in KSP, Critical Thinking Technologies (CTT) in teaching Kazakh language for specific purposes.

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