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Uyghur: An Elementary Textbook

"This textbook is a complete, step-by-step introduction to the language which enables the students to learn to speak, read, and write Uyghur with ease. The textbook offers basic language instruction, presenting grammar, and common phrases in clear, concise lessons. It also provides all major words necessary for beginners and illustrates the use of language in an abundance of reading materials taken from Uyghur newspapers and magazines. Generally, it makes your learning Uyghur fun!"

Designed to cover beginning college levels of language instruction, Uyghur: An Elementary Textbook provides learners and instructors with a wide selection of materials and task-oriented activities to facilitate the development of language learning. It offers a thematically organized and integrative approach to the Uyghur language and its culture, including a functional approach to grammar, an emphasis on integrated skills development, and the use of authentic materials such as videos filmed in various regions of East Turkestan.

Uyghur: An Elementary Textbook contains one CD-ROM that includes authentic audio and video materials to accompany the text in Flash format. It includes a Workbook and complementary Cyrillic reader, an extensive glossary, and four-color illustrations and photographs throughout.

Topics Covered
The Uyghur alphabet, greetings and introductions, commands and requests, daily routines, etiquette, weather, family, money, food, clothing, travel, leisure, and medical matters.

Minimum System Requirements
• Intel® Pentium® II 450 MHz or faster processor (or equivalent); Mac OS 10.4 or higher
• 128 MB of RAM
• CD Drive
• Speakers or headphones

Gulnisa Nazarova and Kurban Niyaz, language specialists at the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region at Indiana University.