Editors Choice – Best Uzbek Language Books

Designed to help adult professional and higher education learners deepen their understanding of the Uzbek language, culture, and its people, Uzbek: An Intermediate Textbook uses a wide selection of materials and task-oriented activities drawn from realistic situations and contexts to develop the four language skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing). With special attention to grammatical accuracy, a variety of texts, audio clips, videos, and activities it encourages learners to explore Uzbek culture and to compare and contrast it with their own.

Uzbek: An Intermediate Textbook prepares learners to perform at level 1+ or 2 on the ILR scale and at the Intermediate High or Advanced Low level on the ACTFL scale.

A useful appendix compares the Cyrillic alphabet with the Latin alphabet.

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Why is Uzbek an important language to learn?

Over in Asia, there is a country called Uzbekistan and it is the perfect destination if you love to look at architecture inside ancient cities. This showstopping country will impress you with its fortresses within Karakalpakstan, the landscape of the Nuratau Mountains, and the water of the Aral Sea. Thirty-three million people speak the native language of Uzbekistan, which is Uzbek, and any time you spend there will be better if you take the time to learn to speak it yourself. While knowing Uzbek will help for travel, you will also find that it is an excellent language to know for business.

Uzbekistan has long been known for its part in business, going all the way back to the Silk Road. Therefore, you never know when you might need to negotiate a deal with those who only speak Uzbek and you won’t want a deal to fail or fall through the cracks simply because you cannot communicate with those that you need to. Knowing this language will also allow you to learn more about the culture of the people who live in Uzbekistan.

Learn to speak Uzbek

This guide to Uzbek language collects the most common Uzbek phrases and expressions. This phrasebook includes greetings, food items, directions, sightseeing and many other categories of expressions that will help you when traveling to Uzbekistan. All of the expressions are transliterated in English with labeled stress enabling any English speaker to pronounce the words with reasonable accuracy.

Knowing and understanding around 9000 Uzbek 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 Uzbek films, you will be proud and amazed at your new level of Uzbek.

Designed to cover beginning college levels of language instruction, Uzbek: 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 Uzbek 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 Uzbekistan.

Uzbek for Beginners is comprehensive language course with recordings for English speakers who are looking for a modern approach to learning Uzbek. It is bilingual (Uzbek-English) textbook with structural methods of teaching language intended for 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. At the end of each unit you will have a blank page for your notes.