Picture Postcards: A chalkboard in Kazakhstan

May 20, 2013 Comments disabled , , , ,

Today’s photo that is related to language, reading and literacy was taken by our contributor in Kazakhstan, Celia. She says, it is a chalkboard “Filled with lessons in Kazakh grammar, this classroom chalkboard demonstrates the cursive Cyrillic script used for everyday Kazakh. Although the language was first written down in Arabic script, then transliterated into Cyrillic under the Soviets, Kazakhstan has recently proposed a shift to the Latin alphabet, which may provide wider integration with modern technology and the English-dominant internet. Almaty, Kazakhstan, 2012.”

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Marie Szamborski
Marie lives in Auckland, New Zealand but was born in the United States and is a dual-national. She has lived in five countries altogether but sees New Zealand as her real home base. She loves travel, and living in multi-cultural Auckland is the next best thing to being out there.
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