Multilingualism in Kazakhstan: experience of using three languages

Orazbayeva Fauziya, Elmira Orazaliyeva

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Kazakhstan now officially has the second State Program of developing and using languages in the Republic. The main idea of which is to save all languages of all ethnic groups in Kazakhstan and to increase the role of Kazakh state language as a factor of solidarity and to organize the language policy with providing wider using it. Therefore, officially some key responsibilities are offered. First of all, the Standards of studying the Kazakh language were prepared. The methodology and infrastructure of a learning process, motivation and needs are analyzing, a vocabulary of Kazakh language is developing and systematizing. Secondly, communicative functions of Russian and English are still using. Other significant characteristics are objective indicators, such as quantitative dates of people who know and use state language, among them separate information about adults, students and schoolchildren, statistic materials about a ratio of Kazakh content, about terminological fund, a number of national cultural communities with native language courses and also people with good communicative skills in Russian and English. Finally, a percentage ratio of citizens with three lingual abilities also has its own calculation. These options show that for Kazakhstan today a language policy is one of the important issues.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMULTILINGUALISM in KAZAKHSTAN: experience of using three languages
Place of PublicationTexLER 2016 Conference
Publication statusPublished - Feb 20 2016


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