531100 ENGLISH LINGUISTICS
Specialization: Theory and Methodology of Teaching Foreign Languages and Cultures
The main feature of the “Linguistics. English” Program is that students receive fundamental preparation in the field of linguistics, excellent knowledge of English and knowledge of the second foreign language (German or French), theoretical and practical preparation in the methodology of teaching foreign languages and translation. Lessons are conducted in English.
The training of the certified bachelors, teachers of English is conducted by the highly qualified faculty who passed scientific training and language trainings in foreign higher education institutions of the USA, the countries of the European Union, and Great Britain. The teachers have international certificates (TESOL, British Council, DAAD, trainings and seminars from the American Embassy). Our teachers wrote and published modern manuals, educational and methodical complexes on the English language, and manuals for higher education institutions, which are used by high schools of our republic. The faculty of the “English Linguistics” Program guarantee and provide the quality of education.
Close ties of the “English Linguistics” Program with the universities of the USA and Europe provide the students with a chance to undergo training in these countries.
Graduates of the program receive two diplomas: a Kyrgyz state Diploma for a bachelor’s degree and an American-style Diploma, which is recognized around the world.
Today our graduates apply and receive Master’s degree in Kyrgyzstan, Russia and abroad. They work in the state and foreign organizations, as well as in private business.
Credentials and affiliations
The graduate receives an academic qualification degree of the Bachelor of Linguistics.
Level of education: higher
Term: 4 years
Form of study: full-time
License of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic №LD180000183, registration number 18/0115-unlimited
In the spring of 2019, the educational program “Linguistics. English language” is successfully accredited for 5 years by an independent agency EdNet.
Mission and Vision of the Program
- To develop personal qualities, knowledge, abilities and skills of the student, necessary for occupation by professional activity
- To create conditions for the preparation of an intellectually and ethically developed graduate who is capable of self-training and continuous improvement of his professional skills
- To promote his/her stability in the labor market
- To become a model Department with its own educational standards in the field of linguistics as a reference point for other universities
- To increase the quantitative and qualitative indicators of the international academic mobility of students and faculty
- the commitment to the chosen profession
- the respectful attitude to the representatives of different nationalities and cultures
- the ability to overcome all difficulties and achieve the goal
- the desire to work with the positive
- Preparation of intellectually developed graduates having social and communicative and information competences in the field of teaching the English language, culture, and linguistics, capable of effective realization of professional activity.
- Preparation of the responsible, honest, tolerant graduates capable for continuous self-improvement for effective realization of goals and tasks.
- The graduate is able to put and to positively solve the main communicative objectives in the field of cross-cultural communication in the English (the main language as a specialization), Kyrgyz, Russian, German, French, Korean, Chinese languages;
- The graduate knows the basics of teaching methodology in the English language and culture at a professional level;
- The graduate is capable to apply general-theoretical and applied research methods in the field of linguistics;
- The graduate demonstrates the ability to achieve a goal and to work effectively in a team;
- The graduate has and applies such skills as tolerance, responsibility, diligence for the purpose of service to society;
- The graduates creatively combine knowledge from the studied disciplines, apply skills of critical thinking to the solution of professional, vital tasks;
- The graduate is capable to handle difficult situations, to independently make decisions, to estimate and bear responsibility for his/her actions;
- The graduate knows the main methods, ways and means of receiving, storing, processing, critical analysis, systematization and synthesis of information necessary for professional activity
The curriculum of the program is developed on the basis of State Standards of High Education 531100 and considers the features of the western education system.
Where can graduates work
Today, our graduates are enrolled in Master Degree Programs in Kyrgyzstan, Russia and abroad. They work in state and foreign organizations and in private business.
Meet the Faculty of “English Linguistics” Program
Camila Sharshekeeva, Founder and Provost of the International University of Central Asia, Candidate of Sciences in Higher Education (Ph.D.), Honored Professor of the Kyrgyz Republic, graduate of Moscow State Pedagogical Institute of Foreign Languages named after Maurice Thorez. Founder of the American University of Central Asia (AUCA), Minister of Education of the Kyrgyz Republic in 2001-2002. Professional Development : Special program in University Administration at George Washington University ; Workshop for Deans at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Ealing College of Higher Education, London, United Kingdom; Indiana University Bloomington, USA; Budapest, Hungary; Bonn, Germany.
- ENG 302 – Structural Patterns
- ENG 101 – Phonetics 1
- ENG 102 – Phonetics 2
Tatiana Dubina, Head of Linguistics (English) Program, acting associate-professor. Graduate of Kyrgyz State University, Foreign Languages Department. Professional Development in University of South Carolina, Columbia, USA; English Centre, London, United Kingdom; Hope Community Resources Incorporation , Alaska , USA.
ENG 128 – Practical English 2
- LNG 113 – English Home Reading 1
- LNG 123 – English Home Reading 2
- LNG 213 – English Home Reading 3
- LNG 223 – English Home Reading 4
- LIT 101 – Literature
- ENG 111 – English Grammar 1
- ENG 112 – English Grammar 2
- LNG 402 – Theoretical Phonology
Raisa Abdrakhmanova, Honored Professor of Kyrgyz Republic, Candidate of Sciences in Higher Education (Ph.D.), acting professor of Linguistics (English) Program. Graduate of Kyrgyz State University, German Philology Department. Professional Development in leading research centers of Germany, USA, Israel, Poland, Turkey, Great Britain, Canada, Austria and Italy.
- LNG 103 – Intro to Intercultural Communication
- LNG 132 – Ancient Languages and Cultures
Alena Maksakova, Senior lecturer of Linguistics (English) Program. Graduate of American University of Central Asia (AUCA). Master of Arts (Philology Education).
- ENG 421 – English Analytical Reading 1
- ENG 422 – English Analytical Reading 2
- ENG 211 – English Grammar 3
- ENG 212 – English Grammar 4
- ENG 118 – General English
- LNG 313 – English Home Reading 5
- LNG 323 – English Home Reading 6
- LNG 413 – English Home Reading 7
- LNG 423 – English Home Reading 8
- LNG 302 – English Stylistics
- LNG 221 – Social and Political Translation
Natalia Tsukanova, acting associate-professor of the Linguistics (English) Program. Graduate of Bishkek Humanities University, English Department; St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, USA. Member of TESOL International Association. Professional Development in leading research centers of Washington, D.C., USA; Sinaia, Romania ; Dubai ; Cairo, Egypt; Denver, Colorado, USA .
- LNG 311 – Teaching Methods
- ENG 218 – Practical English 3
- LNG 222 – Theory and Practice of Translation
- LNG 304 – Foreign Language Acquisition
- LNG 403 – Methodology and Didactics of Teaching Foreign Languages
- LNG 306 – Computer Assisted Translation
- LNG 412 – Syntax
Nazgul Zhumabekova, Candidate of Sciences in Higher Education (Ph.D.), acting associate-professor of Linguistics (English) Program. Graduate of Bishkek Humanities University, English Department.
- ENG 228 – Practical English 4
- LNG 312 – History of the English Language
- LNG 411 – Comparative Typology
- LNG 401 – Linguistics Anthropology
- ART 331 – Social Linguistics in Education
- LNG 432 – General Linguistics
- LNG 301 – Lexicology
Edward M. Meyer, senior lecturer of the Linguistics (English) Program.
M.A Clinical Sociology, the University of Northern Colorado, 1998: The emphasis for Master of Arts degree in Clinical Sociology was in program planning and evaluation, as well as gerontology.
Post Graduate: Eastern Kentucky University 1999-2002: My post-graduate work was in public health with an emphasis on gerontology and counseling.
Undergraduate; University of Northern Colorado: Undergraduate degree was in American History. I received a bachelor’s degree in 1989.