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1. Open Educational Resources are customizable MOOCs-like pre-university level courses which offer education and training at all levels throughout the world, Read more and feel free to join Management Class Global Group.

2. Learning Centres  using Management Class' customizable pubic programmes, courses and modules introduce, publish and share our institutional and organizational partners' degree or higher vocational qualifications level programmes and courses to international clients for online and/or campus-based delivery.

Published on Dec 18, 2012

VSFS e-Intern and Master of Public Administration graduate student at the University of Missouri-Kansas City discusses his experience with the different systems of education in the U.S. and Kazakhstan/Russia. (in Russian).

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Universities in Kazakhstan 

Though still an emerging destination for international study, Kazakhstan and its universities are fast claiming a place on the higher education map.

Here we take a look at the country’s progress in establishing itself as a regional study hub for Central Asia, and what prospective international students need to know about universities in Kazakhstan, local life and the application process.

The largest and wealthiest of the countries nicknamed the ‘Stans’, Kazakhstan has long been an ethnically diverse country; in the 2009 census, only 63% of residents were native Kazakhs. This international element is also a key characteristic of the country’s higher education sector, in which global collaborations and exchanges are occupying an increasingly prominent role, with universities in Kazakhstan keen to welcome international students and academics from across the world.

Assistant Secretary Blake Visits Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan

Published on Apr 30, 2013

Opening remarks by Assistant Secretary Blake at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan on April 23, 2013.


There are approximately 150 universities in Kazakhstan, many located in former capital Almaty and current capital Astana. Nine universities in Kazakhstan are featured in the 2013/14 QS World University Rankings®, of which the highest entries are: Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU)L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian National UniversityKazakh-British Technical University and South Kazakhstan State University. Universities in Kazakhstan award three levels of degree: bachelor’s (four years), master’s (two years) and doctoral (five years). The country joined the European Higher Education Area in 2011, and is participating in the Bologna Process, which aims to standardize higher education provision and principles across the area.

For those who plan to study in Kazakhstan, here’s a closer look at three of the nation’s highest ranked universities:

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU)

The country’s oldest and largest university is situated in the former capital city, Almaty. Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU)was established in 1934 and currently teaches about 20,000 students, both undergraduates and postgraduates. The university’s “Kazgugrad” campus is the largest in the country, covering a total area of 100 hectares, and holding all of the 14 faculties and 98 departments. International students number around 4,000, coming from more than 80 countries around the world. KazNU is ranked within the world’s top 300 universities in the 2013/14 QS World University Rankings.

L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (ENU)

One of the leading classical universities in Kazakhstan, L. N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (ENU) is Kazakhstan’s second entry in the 2013/14 QS World University Rankings. Founded in 1996 in capital Astana, ENU has about 13,000 students. Courses are available in a range of languages, including Kazakh, Russian, English, French, Chinese, French, German and Turkish. Having set a mission of becoming a leading research and education center in the Eurasian region, ENU currently has 26 scientific institutions, including research institutes, laboratories and science centers.

Kazakh-British Technical University

Developed with close ties to the British Council and a number of well-known UK universities, the Kazakh-British Technical University (KBTU)was established in Almaty in 2000, with the aim of producing graduates to work in Kazakhstan’s oil, gas and petrochemical industries. The third-highest Kazakh entry in the 2013/14 QS World University Rankings, KBTU specializes in the fields of petroleum engineering, chemical engineering, Earth sciences, information technology, economics, finance and management.

Visit the QS World University Rankings for more top universities in Kazakhstan >


Kazakh and Russian for Foreigners

Easy Russian 7 - What are you doing tonight? (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Published on Apr 24, 2015

The first ever Easy Russian episode from Kazakhstan! Mira and her friends interview people in Almaty about their plans for the evening :)




Easy Languages is an international video project aiming at supporting people worldwide to learn languages through authentic street interviews. We also use this format to expose our street culture abroad and create a more diverse image of our countries. Episodes are produced in local languages and contain subtitles in both the original language as well as in English.


Host and Co-Producer: Mira Nova

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Kazakhstan: Astana Faces Unsettling Language Debate

At Al-Farabi Kazakhstan National University in the Department of Language Training and General Education for Foreign students, the teaching faculty of Kazakh and Russian languages for foreigners has already been working for more than twenty five years.

Here qualified teachers work who possess, increase and perfect that invaluable teaching and methodical experience, which was obtained over the course of 29 years. Numerous foreign language study textbooks were created.

Students from every continent and from more than 80 countries have studied in the Department. In all, we have taught around 4000 foreigners during these years.

We have extensive experience with foreign nationals from different countries.

We can teach you to understand and speak the language you have chosen.

After training you will be able to continue your studies in Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi.

  • You will need one year to study languages at the Foundation level. 
  • You will need one additional year of language study to be able to enter the university


  • You will take exams twice a year and receive a State certificate, which will give you the opportunity to enter educational institutions of Kazakhstan. 
  • If you want to continue studying at the Kazakh National University, you just have to pass the testing in our department.


The lives of our students an exciting and varied! 


  1. Certified (notarized) passport copy
  2. Photo – 3x4 (6 pcs)
  3. Medical Certificate (#086)
  4. Notarized copies of certificate of completions of a high school or a diploma of a higher education
  5. Tuition payment receipt
  6. HIV infection absence medical report

Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Faculty of Pre-university Education

Department of Language and general education of foreigners

Address: 39/47 Masanchi St. (street corner of Bogenbai batir), 050038, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Phone: 292-57-17 (ext. 21-99)

Амирканов Марат Болысбекович. Тел. 292-57-17 (2176), 87753647721

Video Tour of Alison: Free Certified Learning

Published on Jun 4, 2013

[This video presented by Mike Greer, The Best Free Training website: ]
This is a video tour of "Alison: A New World of Free Certified Learning." Alison is simply amazing! It provides 500 free courses, 60 million free lessons, over 4 million hours of study, as well as diplomas, certifications, teacher/supervisor tracking tools, and more. 

From the website: "ALISON is the world's leading free online learning resource for basic and essential workplace skills. ALISON provides high-quality, engaging, interactive multimedia courseware for certification and standards-based learning.... The mission of ALISON is to enable anyone, anywhere, to educate themselves for free via interactive, self-paced multimedia. It is our belief that through ALISON, the cost of access to high-quality education can be removed....Through the ALISON learning platform we can assist people around the world in educating themselves, thereby creating a more equitable and sustainable global society."
(For more reviews of great free training and education resources, visit The Best Free Training website, or watch the YouTube Tour here: ) -- Or visit Mike Greer's WORTH SHARING at

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have opened new doors for free online learning that lends itself well to ICT-related subjects. Meanwhile, employers seek candidates with relevant web skills. The Supply and Demand of MOOCs Infographic shows what skills are most in demand and what MOOCs are available that teach those skills, based on the results of a study conducted by the European Commission.

Top skills employers are looking for:

  • Web and app design
  • Domain-specific skills
  • Programming languages
  • Android
  • iOS

Top skills students want to learn:

  • Web design
  • HTML5
  • Android
  • Javascript
  • CSS


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Vocational Education and Training

Kazakh delegation visits Germany

On 1-5 March a delegation from Kazakhstan, accompanied by ILO experts, visited Berlin to study German employment policies. Special focus was put on the German dual education system and employment legislation - issues which are currently high on the agenda in Kazakhstan.

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Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan: Vocational schools in photos