I have taught courses on phonology and phonetics, as well as on linguistics and second language acquisition/teaching, I have also taught introductory courses on linguistics and Central Eurasian languages (including a large course that surveyed the structures of 30 languages spoken in Eurasia). I hope to post here more resources on teaching in the future. Read More
Other teaching-related activities
I am the Director of IU's Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR), one of the 16 National Foreign Language Resource Centers in the US funded by the Department of Education (i.e. Title VI) and the only one focusing on Central Eurasian languages (currently with focus on Azerbaijani, Dari, Kazakh, Kirghiz, Kurmanji, Mongolian, Pashto, Persian, Tajiki, Turkish, Tibetan, Turkmen, Uyghur and Uzbek, among others).
We create research-informed language teaching/learning materials (peer-reviewed textbooks, multimedia materials, online courses, smartphone apps, etc.) for Central Asian Languages, as well as holding conferences and workshops on the languages that are spoken in or originated from Central Asia (see, e.g., ConCALL) and doing scientific research on the linguistics and acquisition of these languages.
Additionally, I was the Director, and was, until recently, the Chief Applied Linguist of the first and only Turkish Flagship Program in the US funded by the Department of Defense. I also served, for a year, as the Language Coordinator of the Central Eurasian Studies Department, supervising language instruction at all levels of Dari, Estonian, Finnish, Hungarian, Kazakh, Kirghiz, Mongolian, Pashto, Persian, Sorani, Tibetan, Turkish, Uyghur, and Uzbek, etc.