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Central Asian News

The Central Asian News Project produces listening and reading exercises for students of Central Asian languages at the intermediate and advanced levels. The goal is to help students build their listening skills, broaden their vocabulary and grammar, and deepen their understanding of the cultures and politics of the various countries of the region.

For selected languages, CeLCAR produces original texts—both reading and listening--based on a variety of contemporary sources. The texts are supplemented with a glossary, background information, and a number of exercises, including multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, drag-and-drop, and open-ended questions.

For other languages, CeLCAR adapts an already-existing text taken from a Central Asian news agency or world broadcaster. In these cases, the texts are read by a native speaker who also creates the accompanying exercises and glossary.

These texts are generally aimed at more advanced learners. In all cases, CeLCAR will provide information on the original source of the texts.


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