Uyghur Courses

Uyghur A. Elementary Uyghur
Introduction to Uyghur, the Turkic language spoken in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and throughout Central Asia. This class is for students who have little or no previous knowledge of Uyghur. The course will introduce the basic letters and sounds of the Perso-Arabic based Uyghur script. In addition to the script, the students will gain some fundamental knowledge of the grammar and develop preliminary conversation skills. All four areas of skill: reading, writing, listening and speaking will be emphasized through lectures, drills, and use of media to facilitate basic language acquisition.

Uyghur B. Elementary Uyghur
Introduction to Uyghur, the Turkic language spoken in China's Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region and throughout Central Asia. This class is for students who have little or no previous knowledge of Uyghur. The course will introduce the basic letters and sounds of the Perso-Arabic based Uyghur script. In addition to the script, the students will gain some fundamental knowledge of the grammar and develop preliminary conversation skills. All four areas of skill: reading, writing, listening and speaking will be emphasized through lectures, drills, and use of media to facilitate basic language acquisition.

Uyghur 120A. Intermediate/Advanced Uyghur
Additional training in modern Uyghur, with attention to improvement of spoken fluency and comprehension. Extensive readings in a range of genres, including historical writing and academic prose as well as religious texts.

Uyghur 120B. Intermediate/Advanced Uyghur
Continuation of Uyghur 120A.

Uyghur 300. Readings in Uyghur Language and Literature
Guided readings in advanced Uyghur-language texts. May be repeated for credit.