In this episode we meet Ben Priest, who is a PhD candidate at Indiana University working on his dissertation on Kurdish Nationalism and Islam. Ben is also the Sorani instructor at IU’s Summer Language Workshop, making him the perfect person to give us a language lesson on Sorani Kurdish!
In this episode, we talk with Gedun Rabsal, a Senior Lecturer in the Tibetan language in the Department of Central Asian Studies at Indiana University. Rabsal tells us about this fascinating and ancient language spoken throughout Central Asia and East Asia.
In this episode, we meet Esra Ibil, a Graduate Student in IU’s School of Education where she is studying curriculum and instruction with a special interest in elementary education. Esra will tell us about Turkish, the Turkic language spoken in Turkey and other parts of Central Asia.
In this episode, we talk with Ardasher (Sher) Khashimov, a Graduate Student in IU’s School of Public & Environmental Affairs (SPEA) where he is currently a Master of Public Affairs candidate specializing in Policy Analysis & Energy. Sher tells us about Tajiki, an Iranian language spoken in Tajikistan.
In this episode, we talk with Assem Sagi (Izmukhanova), the Kazakh Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant here at Indiana University. Assem tells us about Kazakh, a Turkic language spoken in Kazakhstan, in the Northern part of Central Asia.