Virtual event hosted by Central Asia Program at the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the George Washington University on September 14, 2020.
In this presentation, Jill Neuendorf examines the advantages and disadvantages of Kazakhstan’s Trinity Language Program. She presents the findings of qualitative research conducted in Almaty, Kazakhstan in July 2019 with ten Kazakhstani pedagogues who shared their opinion of the Program’s ultimate success or failure. Participants stated that factors such as having a sufficient number of qualified specialists to teach English and the Kazakhstani government’s readiness to fund the Trinity Language Program will impact upon its success. Moreover, participants emphasized that the government should make a concerted effort to help students retain a high level of proficiency in Kazakh, and teachers should be taught the English language vocabulary that is specific to their subject. If the government of Kazakhstan takes steps such as these, respondents thought that the Trinity Language Program has the potential to be successful.
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