Undergraduate programs

WLLC program:
1) provides students with a broad knowledge in one of three tracks: language acquisition, linguistics or World literatures
2) develops research and critical thinking skills
3) helps students develop skills necessary to be effective and creative communicators
4) develops appreciation of the cultural differences in languages and literatures

About

The Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Literatures offers a flexible and applied
degree that is designed to train specialists equipped with knowledge and skills for a
variety of professions in various industries, government positions and non-government
organizations. Recent graduates have gone on to work in international companies such
as Deloitte; they have worked for the government of Kazakhstan and for NGOs; they
have become journalists and worked for television channels in Kazakhstan; they have
become teachers and educators at schools and universities in Kazakhstan, including
Nazarbayev University

Requirments

English Language Requirements

IELTS – no less than 6.5 overall (with at least 6.0 in each sub-score) or TOEFL IBT – 79-93 (Reading – no less than 13, Listening – no less than 12, Speaking – no less than 18, Writing – no less than 21) or TOEFL PBT** – 574-599

Academic Requirements

– Minimum requirements for graduates or students of the final year of secondary school, colleges, UK Foundation program and graduates of the A-level program

SAT Reasoning Test ** or ACT SAT Reasoning Test – 1240 Essay is required, no minimum score OR ACT – 27 composite score. Writing part is required, no minimum score

– Minimum requirements for graduates and holders of NIS Grade 12 Certificate*

NIS 12 Grade Certificate – A B B (any subjects)

– Minimum requirements for graduates and holders of IВ Diploma Program***

IB DP 30 total score and 4, 4, 5 for 3 subjects of HL

*NIS Grade 12 Certificate holders can also participate in the competition in the “Graduates of secondary schools” category with IELTS and SAT results (see the minimum requirements for this category above).

** The Nazarbayev University applies the Superscoring for SAT scores.

***IB DP holders can also participate in the competition in the “Graduates of secondary schools” category with IELTS and SAT results (see the minimum requirements for this category above).

Duration

4 years

Work after graduation

Public Sector

Museums and libraries

Publishing (newspapers, books, scripting, editing)

Academia (schools, universities)

Entertainment industry (creative writing for theater, television and cinema)

Government Entities

Non-governmental Organizations

United Nations and other international organizations

Program outline

The program curriculum requires that students complete both an introductory level course, and a minimum number of upper level courses. The learning outcomes, teaching and assessment methods vary by level such that students move from classes designed to foster basic skills of literary and cultural analysis on to classes that require significant independent research ability, culminating in the fourth year with the completion of a Capstone Project.