May 30, 2018

An Azeri-Uzbek language workshop was organized by the Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania April 26-27, 2018.

The workshop counted participants from Penn and outside Penn. The workshop covered alphabet reform movements in these languages and their writing systems, comparisons in their grammar structures, sample speaking exercises, and a case study on an Uzbek class at Penn.The workshop was led by Dr. Feride Hatiboglu, Dr. Daisy Braverman and Dr. Mahyar Entezari all language instructors at the Department for Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Visiting Scholar Dr. Erika Gilson, together with Bianca Brown, PhD-student at the Graduate School of Education, NELC graduate students Furkat Sharipov and Elif Sayar and Wharton undegraduate student Aychin Sultan.