Editors Choice – Best Kazakh Language Books

Colloquial Kazakh provides a step-by-step course in Kazakh as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Kazakh in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

Key features include:

  • progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
  • structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar
  • an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises
  • realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios
  • useful vocabulary lists throughout the text

Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Kazakh will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and for students taking courses in Kazakh.

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Why is Kazakh an important language to learn?

Kazakh is one of the Turkic languages and while you may not think that it is important to learn, that couldn’t be further from the truth. After all, you never know when you might be traveling to areas of Kazakhstan, China, Uzbekistan, or Mongolia, which is where this language is spoken the most. Almost ten million people currently speak Kazakh and while it may be some time before you speak to one of them, you will at least be ready to hold a conversation without difficulty. Kazakh was lost for many years when the Soviet Union forbid people from speaking it, but it is now making a comeback, so that natives can learn how to speak like their ancestors. In order to keep this language growing once again, as many people as possible need to learn how to speak it fluently. Once you do visit this area of the world, the locals will be thrilled to see and hear that you have taken the time to at least attempt to learn their language. This means that they will welcome you with open arms and will share the little nuances that you may still be missing as you are talking.

Learn to speak Kazakh

Knowing and understanding around 9000 Kazakh words will give you the ability to read and write with only the minimal use of a dictionary. This knowledge will foster your ability to express your thoughts during conversation in a precise and accurate way. With a little practice and with the added help and experience of having viewed many Kazakh films, you will be proud and amazed at your new level of Kazakh.

This guidebook lists thousands of words in English with translations into Kazakh, perfect for beginners just starting to learn the language and indispensable for more advanced speakers. Words are divided into 18 pertinent and handy categories, including measurements, weather, people, animals, traveling, shopping and much more.

This unique resource for learning Kazakh language provides covers the following topics: Kazakh alphabet, basic grammar, vocabulary, texts and more. A must for any beginner looking to learn Kazakh.

Kazakh for Beginners is comprehensive language course with recordings for English speakers who are looking for a modern approach to learn Kazakh. It is bilingual (Kazakh-English) book with structural methods of learning language intended for complete beginners and pre-intermediate students. The book is organized into 10 units. Each unit is designed to build upon the knowledge you have gained in the previous one.