Uyghur Language Archives | Xinjiang: Far West China

Ultimate Guide to Learning Uyghur

April 7, 2014 | 20 Comments

A guest article by Gene. Back in 2008, I made a somewhat whimsical decision to spend a year in Xinjiang and to learn the Uyghur language. I was really getting into languages at that point and I guess that something about the relative “obscurity” (let’s call it that) of Uyghur appealed to me. By virtue […]

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Learn the Uyghur Language: A Beginners Textbook Review

March 6, 2014 | 2 Comments

So you’re thinking about learning Uyghur, eh?

There aren’t a whole lot of resources available for learning the Uyghur language, but if you are planning to live in Xinjiang someday you’re probably desperate for something.

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Learn to Speak Uyghur – in Xinjiang

September 16, 2010 | 34 Comments

If you have the chance to study Uyghur while living in Xinjiang…consider yourself lucky! There is no better way to pick up a language than through immersion, so take advantage of your time in the province. But…what are the best places to study Uyghur in Xinjiang?

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Learn to Speak Uyghur – at Home

September 14, 2010 | 17 Comments

You won’t find any dedicated Uyghur phrasebooks at your local bookstore and nobody produces a “UyghurPod” podcast for students. Basically if you want to learn Uyghur outside of Xinjiang you will need to attend one of the few universities that offer Uyghur classes…or you’ll have to teach yourself.

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Learn to Speak Uyghur – Book Giveaway!!

September 13, 2010 | 7 Comments

I’m dedicating this week on FarWestChina to providing tools for those interested in learning Uyghur. Whether you want to do language study in Xinjiang, outside Xinjiang, or even in the comfort of your own home…I want to get you started speaking Uyghur. Why read? You could win a free Uyghur learning textbook!

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