Kazakh Language Resources
Below we have highlighted a number of free Kazakh language resources that we have found especially helpful. You can find these and additional resources for Kazakh and our other languages and regions in the Resource Library. If you are a language teacher, student, or resource creator with a resource you would like to see us feature on the website please email us at email@example.com.
A popular Kazakh-Russian dictionary with a large database of words that enables searches in both Latin and Cyrillic scripts. In a pinch translating the Russian definitions to English using Google Translate can prove useful.
Dozens of free PDFs of Kazakh language textbooks, including those produced by the government, used to teach Kazakh to students in Kazakhstan. Very useful if you have an intermediate level or above command of Kazakh.
This guide is designed for Kazakh language training of Peace Corps workers in Kazakhstan, and reflects daily communication needs in that context. It consists of an introductory chapter and a series of 10 theme-based competency-based language lessons. The introduction contains background information on the language, its alphabet, the Kazakh people, Kazakh phonology and morphology, some basic differences between Kazakh and English, and notes on terms of address. Each lesson lists the targeted language competencies, targeted grammatical structures, brief dialogues, vocabulary list, cultural notes, and a number of exercises in sentence completion, pattern drill, and translation. Lesson Topics include: greetings and introductions; family; food; shopping; clothing; invitations and social functions; getting and giving directions; using postal services; weather; and discussing work.