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Указ Президента Республики Узбекистан - Turin Politechnic University in Tashkent

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Узбекская образовательная система делает акцент на английский язык | ЦентрАзия

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Farrukh Tursunov's comment, January 12, 2013 4:16 AM
that is a colossal step towards improving Uzbek Education System!
Halima Ozimova's comment, January 17, 2013 1:56 AM
http://centralasiaonline.com/en_GB/articles/caii/features/main/2013/01/07/feature-01 TASHKENT – In an effort to better compete in the global economy, Uzbekistan has adopted a foreign-language training programme designed to teach English and other languages at an earlier age and to set proficiency standards. The plan also calls for providing incentives to teachers. President Islam Karimov in December signed a resolution for the Uzbek foreign-language programme, calling for its implementation beginning in the 2013-14 academic year. English is the language that Uzbek officials most have in mind.

"The foreign-language syllabi used in Uzbekistan today were drawn up 40 to 50 years ago," said Nigora Bukharova, an English teacher at the Tashkent State University of Economics. "The focus at the time was on Russian-language studies, with only two hours a week devoted to English, beginning from the fourth grade. … Clearly, those syllabi are obsolete."

First-year undergraduates show extremely poor knowledge of English, and those coming from remote oblasts and districts often don't know even the basics, she added.

Now, with the new programme Education Ministry official Bakhodur G. said he thinks the situation is bound to improve. Foreign-language classes will be introduced in various forms beginning this fall. In the first grade, students will be introduced to the foreign language through game formats; the foreign-language alphabet, reading and grammar will be introduced as part of the second-grade curriculum, he said.

Colleges and universities will teach several subjects in foreign languages, and beginning in academic year 2015-2016, foreign-language tests will be part of the entrance exams. Salaries for foreign-language instructors will increase 15% in the cities and 30% in the provinces, he added.

Change is essential
"Such changes are essential today," Bakhodur G. said. "Of course, they will require teacher retraining, new textbooks and classroom retooling, so the new system will be introduced stage by stage."

"I started learning English only after high school, as a university freshman," businessman Zhavakhir Ulmasov, 30, of Andizhan said. "As I understand now, either our English teacher at school was undemanding, or there is a gap between the foreign-language curriculum in high schools and the one in universities."

Without speaking at least one foreign language, one is unlikely to succeed in business, he added.

Knowledge of foreign languages is essential for any scholar, too, Alisher Ibragimov, a researcher at the Tashkent Institute of Seismology, agreed.

"Conferences and seminars are traditionally held in English, and not knowing the language means secluding and limiting your scholarly research," he said. "The scholarly literature is all in English." In line with the new programme, special subjects, particularly in technical and international specialties, are to be taught in colleges and universities in foreign languages, which is "fully justified from the viewpoint of ... economic globalisation trends," Tashkent University of World Economy and Diplomacy instructor Nigora Faizibayeva said.

Raises for teachers
The situation in Tashkent and other large Uzbek cities differs from that in the remote provinces, where the schools lack teachers, methodological guides for faculty and state-of-the-art equipment for foreign-language classrooms, Yaira Mirkhashimova, principal of a Fergana high school, said.

"University graduates are in no hurry to return to their provincial hometowns and villages," she said. "Teaching doesn't guarantee decent wages, so young people prefer (higher-paid) jobs requiring knowledge of foreign languages."

That's why provincial teachers will be offered double the pay raises that their peers in larger cities are scheduled to receive, Bakhodur G. noted.

In line with a presidential decree, the Finance Ministry will pay for foreign-language textbooks and for teaching and learning aids for teachers and pupils of the high schools, specialised high schools and vocational schools.

The new programme's implementation might encourage youth to start applying for teaching jobs, Mirkhashimova said.

"School faculties have aged notably in recent years, so attracting young teachers will be good for both the schools concerned and the educational system as a whole," she said.
Halima Ozimova's comment, January 29, 2013 3:14 AM
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Halima Ozimova's comment, January 20, 2013 9:29 AM
A bit more about young talents:
Schoolboy app developer on ICT classes.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-16518885
9-year-old boy from India has successfully passed the exam and became a specialist Microsoft.
9-летний мальчик из Индии успешно сдал экзамены и стал специалистом Microsoft.
http://hitech.newsru.com/article/16jan2013/pravav
Halima Ozimova's comment, January 20, 2013 9:34 AM
But there is 'A nation of digital illiterates' too: http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/newsid_9675000/9675420.stm
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