English schools in Asia
TUTORIAL CENTER OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES
Location: Karaganda city; 15-20 min ride from downtown
Taught languages: English, Kazak, Russian, French and Italian.
Teachers: 8-10 teachers; 1 or 2 among them are foreigners.
Students: student’s age is from 7 to …; the most part of students are from 12 to 25 years old.
Groups: individual lessons, mini-groups (2-3 students), groups (4-8 students)
Students goals: to learn language in general, to catch up with school program, to prepare for the test
Kazakhstan officially the Republic of Kazakhstan, is a country in Eurasia ranked as the ninth largest country in the world. It is also ranked the world's largest landlocked country, its territory of 2,727,300 km² is greater than Western Europe. It is neighbored clockwise from the north by Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and also borders on a significant part of the Caspian Sea. The capital is Astana.
Kazakhstan declared itself an independent country on December 16, 1991, the last Soviet republic to do so. Its communist-era leader, Nursultan Nazarbayev, became the country's new president. Since independence, Kazakhstan has pursued a balanced foreign policy and worked to develop its economy, especially its hydrocarbon industry. While the country's economic outlook is improving, President Nazarbayev maintains strict control over the country's politics. Nevertheless, Kazakhstan's international prestige is building. It is now considered to be the dominant state in Central Asia. The country is a member of many international organizations, including the United Nations, NATO's Partnership for Peace, the Commonwealth of Independent States, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.
Kazakhstan is ethnically and culturally diverse. Kazakhstan has 131 nationalities including Kazakh, Russian, Ukrainian, Uzbek and Tatar. Kazakhstan allows freedom of religion, and many different beliefs are represented in the country. Islam is the primary religion. The Kazakh language is the state language, while Russian is also officially used as an "equal" language (to Kazakh) in Kazakhstan's institutions.
Kazakhstan currency is tenge. One USA dollar is equal to 150 tenge.
Big industrial, science and culture center. Today Karaganda is the biggest city of it’s region and the forth in Kazakhstan for population .
Founded – 1931;
City since – 1934;
Area – 543,28 square kilometers;
Type of climate – continental;
Population – 451, 8 thousand people (2006);
Time zone – UTC+6;
Telephone code - +7(7212);
ZIP code – 100000
Average annual temperature - +3, 1 °C (winter from -10°C to – 25°C;summer from + 15°C to + 35°C)
Average annual precipitations – 332 mm.;
Average annual humidity – 65%;
Average annual wind speed – 3,8 m/sec;
Average price for food:
Bread – 27 cent for one loaf
Meat – 4 dollars for a kilo
Milk – 67 cent for one liter
Butter – 5 dollars for a kilo
Egg – 1 dollar and 35 cent for a dozen
Sugar – 1 dollar and 35 cent for a kilo
Tea – 1 dollar for 100 grams
Groats – 1 dollar for a kilo
Vegetables – 1 dollar and 35 cent for a kilo
Fruit –1 dollar and 35 cent for a kilo