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 Ilyassova Nagima Abzelbekkyzy
Head of the Chair
Doctor of philological sciences, professor
Dostyk ave. 13

Department of Kazakh Language and Literature named after Academician S. Kirabayev works in a new way, preserving the traditions


The Department of Kazakh Language and Literature named after Academician S. Kirabayev of the Institute of Philology and Multilingual Education of Abai KazNPU is a fundamental department that trains specialists at the bachelor`s, master`s and doctoral studies on educational programs «Kazakh language and literature», «Kazakh language and literature in schools with a non-Kazakh language of instruction», «Literary Studies», «Philology», «Turkology».


In the 2020/2021 academic year, 769 bachelors, 85 undergraduates, and 36 doctoral students are studying in the specialties of the department. Total-890 people.


The history of the Department dates back to the opening of the university in 1928, as the «Kazakh State University». The «Linguistic and Pedagogical Department», which was headed by A. Baitursynov (1928-1929) and K. Zhubanov (1932-1937), was divided into separate Departments in 1937, dealing with the teaching of the Kazakh language and literature.


The Department has made an invaluable contribution to the development of science and education of the Kazakh language and literature. Many statesmen and public figures, famous poets and writers, literary figures and journalists studied here in earlier times.


In the 2018-2019 academic year, the Departments of Theory and Methodology of the Kazakh language, Kazakh literature and practical languages named after Serik Kirabayev were united, the Department of Kazakh Language and Literature named after S. Kirabayev was created.


The teaching staff of the Department works in accordance with the development strategy of the university. Online courses, educational work on the concept of «The man of integrity» of the Great Abai are conducted.


In the study of the Kazakh language and literature, small schools, textbooks and teaching aids for inclusive education have been prepared, and professional development courses have been organized as part of a renewed program of educational content, functional literacy and modern pedagogical paradigms.


Teachers of the Department are authors of educational standards, standard training programs and textbooks for secondary schools and secondary special and higher educational institutions approved by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.


The Department has scientific and educational club «Soztanym», the scientific circle «Til-tanym», a cultural and educational club «Umai», youth theatre arts «Filard», literary creative Association of arts named after Saken Seifullin, science club named after Kazhym Zhumaliyev.


The Department maintains close relations in international relations from the University of Firat of Turkish Republic, Istanbul University, University of Marmara, Ege University, Kirsehir University, Beijing National Central University of PCR, the Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University of Kyrgyz Republic, Chirchiq State Pedagogical Institute of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Hanguk University of the Republic of Korea, Poznan University named after A. Mickiewicz of the Republic of Poland.


The staff of the Department of Kazakh Language and Literature named after Academician S. Kirabayev continues the great path started by A. Baitursynov, working hard on the development of Kazakh Science and education.


To date, the staff of the Department adequately continues the scientific, educational and methodological work founded by the older generation. Currently, the Department consists of 13 Professors, 14 Doctors of Science, 15 Associate professors, 23 Candidates of Science, 3 PhD, and qualified senior teachers.


Department history