Department of Foreign Languages and Translation Studies


General information about department. Stuff number: In 2020-2021 academic year the teaching staff of the Foreign Languages and Translation Studies department consists of 20teachers, including 3 associate professors, 11senior teachers, 6 teachers (all of them possess Master’s degree) and 1 senior laboratory assistant.  

Number of students:  In 2020-2021 academic year 446 students study at the Foreign Languages and Translation Studies Department, 91 of them have state educational grants, 355 study on a fee basis.

Material and technical equipment: library fund is provided with the electronic base of articles, books, abstracts of thesis, dissertations, treatise of educators  of Higher educational Institutional  in Kazakhstan.

Educational and operative information for students and teachers are on a web-site and portals of the university. The department and computer classes are provided with an exit in the Internet and local network of university. There are open WI – FI zones.

The educational process is provided with 3 educational and methodical classrooms, 2 multimedia language laboratories, as well as 1 classroom is designed for practical lessons of a second foreign language.

Multimedia language laboratories are used in educational process for practical training in English, German, Korean, Chinese and Turkish. Classrooms are provided with the software, ready lessons – applications to textbooks on languages, as well as lessons developed by teachers of the department.

Тhe social base of the university includes assembly halls, conference rooms, sports halls, dormitories, library and dining room.

Scientific – research activity

Organization of the research work of the department is carried out in accordance with plan of organization and development of scientific activity.

Teachers of the department regularly publish thier articles in scientific journals CCES, RISC and participate in international conferences, scientific seminars, produce training manuals, conduct training and methodological seminars for teachers of the region. During 2020-2021 academic year the articles were published in RISC – 6, in international conferences-20 and in SCOPUS-5.

Every year the teachers of the department increase their professional and pedagogical skills, studying under the program of the National Center for Advanced Training “Orleu” (Almaty, Astana).

Cooperation with organizations and partner universities:

One of the priorities of the Foreign Languages and Translation Studies department is the development of international cooperation with leading research centers and universities of the world as well as close and productive cooperation with universities of the CIS.

Senior teachers Orynbayeva U.K. and Yesimbekova S.A. passed the courses of professional development of international level on the program drawn up in conjunction with MES RK and Cambridge University, « Nazarbayev Intellectual School», «The university of Cambridge faculty of education» in February – April 2015.

In addition, ZhSU established cooperation with the University of Genoa (Italy); Yaroslavl Ushinskiy State University (Yaroslavl, Russia); Tennessee Technological University (USA); University of Lodz (Lodz, Poland).

Students majoring in “Translation studies”   pass annually their industrial practice in the local bureau of translation ” Status”, as well as in Almaty “Consult Expert”,  LLP “Baiterek-HT”, LLP “Omarbekova A.B.”. Besides, our university signed an agreement with  LLP “Kaynar AKB” for passing an industrial practice for our 2 students.

The branch of the specialty “Foreign language: two foreign languages” was opened in specialized Lyceum “Economy and business” №24 named after Mukhtar Aryn for gifted children with training in three languages”.

Department history:

The Department of English was founded in September 1996 at the Faculty of Philology of the Taldykorgan Pedagogical Institute named after I. Zhansugurova. The founder of the department is associate professor, associate professor Katenova M.R. For 19 years, the department has trained 14 graduates of specialists in English. Korean, Chinese, German and Turkish are taught as second languages. In connection with the addition of the specialty “Translation Studies” in the 2012-2013 academic year, the department was renamed the Department of Foreign Languages ​​and Translation Studies.

Graduates of our department in the specialties “Foreign language: two foreign languages” and “Translation” work in various positions in the field of education: in the leading Kazakhstani universities of Taldykorgan and Almaty regions and teachers of English and a second foreign languages, as well as various English translators and specialists in public and private organizations.

Specialties and educational programs:

The department trains specialists in two educational programs: 5В011900 – “Foreign language: two foreign languages”, 5В020700 – “Translation”. Both specialties were specially accredited by the Independent Kazakhstani Agency for Quality Assurance in Education of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan on 06/09/2014 and a special certificate was issued with the registration number SA No. 0009/2.

These specialties are provided with all the necessary teaching aids and multimedia tools. There is a resource center for independent work of students. Graduates of the department work in the field of education as teachers of English and a second foreign languages, as well as translators and English-speaking specialists in state and non-state institutions.

Elective courses catalog

The working curriculum of the specialty was reviewed and approved on the basis of a catalog of elective courses, developed in cooperation with employers. The catalog of elective courses in the specialty changes annually in accordance with the requirements of the market economy and the preferences of employers. The catalog of elective courses is placed in the software of the information system of the university, and students independently choose the methods of training on the pages of electronic journals.

Educational and methodical work of the department

The educational process is organized through training in credit technologies. The educational and methodological complex of the specialty is 100%. Improving the quality of the disciplines taught at the department is associated with methodological support. The use of innovative technologies in teaching depends on the development of students’ communicative competence.

Students are provided with the necessary teaching materials in all disciplines of the department in Kazakh, Russian and English. Educational and methodological materials, instructions for practical exercises, electronic lecture courses, electronic textbooks, test assignments are available in the Intranet system of the university.

During the reporting period, the teachers of the department published 2 textbooks and 1 monograph: “Collection of texts and exercises in linguistics and geography: Germany and Kazakhstan”, Taldykorgan, 2014. SM Mashanova. “Features of the transformation of educational assignments in English”, Zhaukumova Sh.S., Kylyshpaeva M.Kh., Taldykorgan, ZhSU, 2012, 11 pages. Associate Professor Seydikenova A.S. published the monograph “Linguoculture of the concept of” I “, Taldykorgan, ZhSU, 2015, 154 pages.

The teachers of the department have developed guidelines for all disciplines – practical classes and lectures, theses, all types of internships. In accordance with the state compulsory standard and the educational calendar of 2, 3, 4 year students, students undergo industrial (pedagogical) practice. The educational and production (pedagogical) practice of the students of the department is carried out under agreements with regional and city schools. The department has internship programs, internship reports, orders, student orientation and final conference minutes.

In accordance with the order of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan on April 20, 2011 No. 152 “On approval of the Rules for organizing training on credit technology”, the department’s consultants were approved. The group’s consultants conduct explanatory work with students on elective subjects, develop individual curricula for students, and also give recommendations on the curriculum.

Research activities

From 2012 to the present, the faculty of the department has been conducting research work on teaching foreign languages, multilingual education and translation. The research results were presented at various international scientific-practical and republican conferences “Scientific methods of innovative technologies in the development of education”, “Actual problems of translation and comparative studies in literature” (Kazakhstan), “Language and culture”, “Education and science”.

Social and educational activities

Every year, the students of the department actively participate in all activities of the department, faculty, university, demonstrate a high level of knowledge and skills, as well as knowledge. All events are aimed at aesthetic, patriotic, spiritual, legal and intellectual and creative education. Taking into account the language orientation of the department, special attention is paid to language olympiads, quizzes in English with the participation of students from city schools, literary evenings dedicated to the works of foreign writers.

On October 7, 2020, an online event “Teachers are great personalities” was held at the Faculty of Humanities, dedicated to Teacher’s Day. The first students of the department took an active part in the event. Students demonstrated their skills by organizing an online show.

During the month of the volunteer action “Charity in October”, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th year students and leaders provided food and material assistance to low-income families in Taldykorgan.

On December 2, 2020, the head of the 1st year of the Faculty of Humanities, Mendekenova Aigerim Dauletovna spent an educational hour with 1st year students on the topic “The first president of my country.” During the academic hour, students learned about the life and work of the President, his enormous contribution to the development of Kazakhstan. The students also prepared a video greeting on the occasion of the First President’s Day, read the poems they wrote.

In November 2020, the dean of the Faculty of Humanities Tolamisov A.G. and Deputy Dean G.N. Tlegenova The 1st year students got acquainted with the pupils of the orphanage “Ainalayin” at an online meeting. The students are very happy to meet you and are looking forward to the traditional “From the Heart 6” event.

In November 2020, Ayauzhan M. Zhandosovna, a 1st year student of the KVN 112 group, specializing in “Foreign languages: two foreign languages.” She took part in the Internet competition on the theme of Auezov’s epic novel “Abai’s Way” on the theme “Honor Abai, recognize him” and took 2nd place.

In October 2020, the University Youth Center organized an online GIVE “I am a student of ZhU” on Instagram. According to the results of the gift, the first place was taken by the student of the KVN 111 group Laura Moldatayrova, who met all the criteria.
On November 14-15, 2020, the III International Olympiad of University Students “Young Philologist” was organized by the International Platform for Improving Education and Pedagogical Skills “”. 3.4 year students took part in the Olympiad. The purpose of the International Linguistic Olympiad is to strengthen cultural and linguistic relations between the countries, to determine the professionalism of future journalists and to increase competition. The test consisted of two stages:

1 – Test on language and literature;

2 – Write answers to problematic questions.

3rd year students of the Department of Foreign Languages ​​and Translation took part in the Olympiad. The organizers of the Olympiad “Young Philologist” are students of Zhetysu University named after I. Zhansugurov Fayzieva Liliya (Pd 311) with a diploma of I degree, Nurseitova Nurbakyt (KVT 311) with a diploma of III degree and senior lecturer of the Department of Foreign Languages ​​and Translation Esimbekova Asylzhan Omarovna Awarded in honor of International Students’ Day.


Department of Foreign Languages and Translation Studies was founded in 1996 as a Department of English language at philological faculty of Taldykorgan pedagogical institute named after I. Zhansugurov. A founder of the department is Katenova M. R, the associate professor, the senior teacher. In 19 years the department let out 15 specialists of  English.  Korean, Chinese, German and Turkish languages are learned as the second foreign language.

From 2012-2013 with accession the specialty "Translation Studies" the department was renamed into department of foreign languages and translation studies.

Graduates who have completed studying majoring in “Foreign Language: two foreign languages” and “Translation Study” work in the specialty and occupy various positions in the field of education: in the leading Kazakhstani universities and schools in Taldykorgan and Almaty region as teachers of English and second foreign languages, as well as translators and specialists with knowledge of the English language in various public and private organizations.

  • 6B02301/5B020700 - "TRANSLATION STUDIES" Bachelor's degree

Educational process is organized according to the credit technology education. Educational-methodical complex of specialty is formed by 100%.


Improving the quality of the subjects taught at the Department due to their methodological support. The use of innovative technologies in training related to the development of communicative competence of students.


Students are provided with the formation of EMCD in Kazakh, Russian and English languages in all disciplines of the department and the necessary teaching materials. All teaching materials, guidelines for practical classes, lectures, electronic, electronic textbooks, tests are available in the university intranet system with free access for students.


During the accounting  period, teachers of the department released 2 methodical manuals and 1 monograph: “Collection of texts and exercises lingvo  regional geography: Germany and Kazakhstan”, Taldykorgan, 2014. Mashanova S.M. «Ағылшын тіліндегі оқу   тапсырмаларының түрлену ерекшеліктері», Zhaukumova Sh.S., Kylyshpaeva M.H., Taldykorgan, ZhSU, 2012yy., Associate Professor Seydikenova A.S. released the monograph «Өзім-өзге» концептіліреінің  лингвомәдениеті»Taldykorgan, ZhSU, 2015 yy.


For 2017 – 2018 academic year, teachers of the department Abilgazieva Zh.K. and Tastemirova A.E. act as authors of the manual for students of multilingual groups.


Furthermore, Kylyshpaeva M.Kh., Baygudanova G.K., Seitimbetova S.D. released a textbook “Basic language B1, B2”.


There are acts of introduction into the educational process. Teachers of the department issued guidelines to the practical lessons and lectures on all disciplines, writing theses, on passing all types of practices.


In accordance with state educational standards and academic calendar, students of the 2nd, 3d, 4th courses are passing educational and industrial (pedagogical) practice. The department organizes educational and industrial (teaching) practice in accordance with the schedule of the educational process. Industrial (teaching) practice is based on contracts with the city and regional schools. There are internship programs, internship reports, orders, minutes of adjusting and final conferences.


According to the MES RK by the order №152 from 20.04.2011 “On Approval of the educational process on credit technology of the Rules of the organization” at the department of approved advisors. Group Advisors perform outreach in the selection of elective courses, preparation of individual learning plans for students, as well as perform a guiding function for educational program.


From 2012 to the present time the faculty of the department conducted research projects on the implementation of effective methods of teaching foreign languages, multilingual education and translation problems.

Results of the study were tested in various international scientific and national conferences as the “Scientific basis and history of the translation theory”, «Methodological basis of innovative technologies in developing training”, “Actual Problems of Translation and Comparative Literature” (Kazakhstan), “Language and culture »” modern trends in education and science “(Russia),” Key problems of modern science “(Bulgaria). In total 105 papers were published in international and national journals, including one article in journals with impact factor (Kazhieva N.E.). In foreign conferences 44 articles were published in the materials of international conferences in Kazakhstan – 61.

During 2012-2014 years Seydikenova A.S. was engaged in research work in the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) on the theme “The new policy for the implementation of the academic mobility in Kazakhstan universities” As a result of work performed the monograph «Өзім-өзге» концептіліреінің  лингвомәдениеті»  (Taldykorgan, ZhSU 2015 – 154 pp.). Seydikenova 11-14 of May 2014, made a presentation in the international doctoral seminar in Paris.

The department has long-term plans of SRW for teaching staff. The implementation of these plans is marked by supporting documents and materials. The activity of the entire research department is reflected in the reports according to annual plans.

To attract to research and improve the professional and creative preparation of students, the department organizes and carries out various activities. The most capable and gifted students participate in various republic Olympiads.

On April 9-10, 2018, at the Faculty of International Relations of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, the 3-year students of the specialty “Translation Study” of the Zhetysu State University named after I. Zhansugurov Idigov Amina and Tsoy Zhanna took part in the international conference of students and young scientists ” (Almaty). The reports presented at the conference in the section on “Translation as a means of intercultural communication” were prepared under the guidance of associate professor Mashanova S.M. and teacher Dobaeva A.K.

At the end of the conference, the work of our student Idigova Amina was appreciated and awarded the 2nd prize, as well as, Tsoy Zhanna was awarded a diploma.

The same students took part in the Olympiad at the Faculty of International Relations of Al-Farabi Kazakh National University. Amina and Zhanna perfectly  coped with the tasks according to which they needed to write an essay, perform a lexico-grammatical test and translate the text.


Every year students of the department take an active part in all the activities carried out within the framework of the university, faculty, department. All activities are focused on the development of aesthetic, patriotic, spiritual and moral, legal and intellectual and creative education. Students of the department are held all sorts of concerts, theme nights, debates, competitions, round tables and other forms of activity. Given the linguistic focus of the department, special attention is paid to linguistic activities such as language competitions, quizzes on English language schools in the city with the participation of students, literary evening devoted to the works of foreign writers.


On October 4, 2019, an event was held at the Faculty of Humanities under the name “Ustazy zhaksynyn ustanymy zhaksy”. The event was attended by first-year students of the department.

On October 24, 2019, the university hosted the first interdepartmental competition of dancers “Bile ZhMU”. The competition was attended by activists of 6 faculties and colleges, the dancers of each faculty surprised the jury. The dance team “Skittles”, in which there was high-level teamwork, improvisation, organization of the team leader, took first place. This dance group consisted of 1st and 2nd year students of the Faculty of Foreign Languages ​​and Translation, Gaitov Ruslan, Kasymova Arailym, Kadyr Alua, Sarsebekova Ulzhan, Dauletova Naira and Shagraeva Assel. Ruslan Gaitov, student of the TFL111 group, team captain, experienced choreographer, made a significant contribution to the success of the group.

“Unconventional religious movements. Its obvious signs and negative sides. “In November, Ainalayn Orphanage visited a holiday group with a holiday program to wish their children a happy birthday.

In order to promote a healthy lifestyle, a Presidential Mile was held at the university stadium among teachers, staff and students of Zhetysu State University. The competition was held among men and women by age groups (18–23 years old, 23–29 years old, 30–39 years old, 40–49 years old, 50–59 years old, 60–70 years old and over 70 years old). Student group TFL113 Baizhuma Gaziza took second place.

Teachers and students of the department took part in a meeting with employees of the department of the Agency for Civil Service and Anti-Corruption of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Almaty region “Zhemkorlykysyz Kogam-zharyn bolashaktyn negizi”.

On November 28, 2019, was held the solemn presentation of the annual youth akim of the Almaty region “Koshbasshy-2019”. Second-year student of the Faculty of Humanities, Department of Foreign Languages and Translation, Yesimzhanova Yerkezhan won the nomination “Best Student” and received a cash prize of 250 thousand tenge. Ysimzhanova Yerkezhan is a social worker at the Department of Robotics and Mechatronics of the University, an annual participant of the Jetysu startup. She is the author of a research project entitled “Ways to Heal Cancer through Meditation,” the head of the volunteer group “Ozgeshe,” also she speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Turkish. Yerkezhan is a hardworking, active student of Zhetysu State University.


Since 2012 to the present, the department realizes the academic mobility program of students. The program of academic mobility provides an opportunity for students to continue their education and acquire research experience abroad through participation in short-term educational or research programs. The students of the educational program majoring in 6В01705 – “Foreign language: two foreign languages” and 6B02301 – “Translation study” are involved in the program of external and internal academic mobility:

Nigmatova Rufina – University of Malaya, Malaysia (2013-2014),Kamalina Victoria – University of Warsaw, Poland (2013-2014), Dautalinova Lyazzat – University of Zilina , Slovakia (2013-2014). Dzhakupova Aiym, Kurmanova Zuhra, Shaik Sandira – Tennessee Technological University, USA (2015). Kozhebaeva Zarina – University of Genoa, Italy (2015-2016). Klinchuk Anastasia -Yaroslav Pedagogical University named after Ushinskiy (2015).

 According to the agreement concluded between the I. Zhansugurov Zhetysu State University and Ili State University (PRC), a student exchange program is carried out. So the following students Zhakisheva Zhadyra (2013-2014), Kaliyeva Meruert, Berikkanova Zhanar, Azіmzhan Zhania, Zhalilova Zeynap, Abilnazarova Dana (2014-2015 academic year) studied at this university.

In 2016-2017 academic year, the following students passed under the program of internal academic mobility: the 2nd year student majoring in 6B01705 “Foreign language: two foreign languages” specialty Torebayeva Yerkezhan, studied at Kazakh state women’s teacher training university.

Also, Almuratova Assel, the 2nd year student majoring in “Foreign language: two foreign languages” specialty studied on the same program at our university.

According to the results of the competition of the international scholarship Erasmus + KA107 the student of the specialty6B02301 – “Translation study” Alexandra Merkulova  was awarded free tuition in Cadiz University (Spain).

  1. Zholomanova Akmaral, Seksembaeva Aliya – Kostanai State Pedagogical University.
  2. Dzhangirbekova Shahnoza, Orynbasarova Riza, Madieva Araylym, Kozhahan Zhansaya, Zhantursynova Anar – Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty.
  3. Alimkazieva Alua, Shynybaeva Aydana, Eszhanova Anel, Mansurov Talitha, Bekova Ramit – Riga Technical University, Latvia.
  4. Starodubtseva Anastasia Dautalinova Lyazzat – University of Zilina, Slovakia.
  5. Nugimanova Ayzhan, Bestibaeva Assel – Stamford University, Thailand.
  6. Nigmatova Rufina – University of Malaya, Malaysia.
  7. Nurtoleuova Marzhan, Kaldyrbaeva Assel, Zhakisheva Zhadyra, Kalieva Meruert, Berikkanova Zhanar, Abilnazarova Dana, Azimzhan Zhaniya, Jalilov Zeinab – Ili pedagogical University, China.
  8. Kamalina Victoria, Bolatbekova Araylym, Hayrol Amandyk – University of Warsaw, Poland.
  9. Askarova Aigerim – Tennessee Technological University, USA.

Over the last 2017 – 2018 academic year the following students have been studied at the leading universities within the framework of “Academic mobility” program:

Begimbekova Saltanat, Bakelekova Tolganay – University of Lodz (Poland, Lodz) (10.02.2017 – 02.18.2018);

Kayratkhanova Aigul, Sailaubaeva Assel – Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia (01.29.2018-22.06.2018);

Zhumagaziyeva Makhabbat – S. Amanzholov East Kazakhstan State University, Ust-Kamenogorsk (the 2nd half of the 2017-2018 academic year).

Issataeva Lyazzat, Shayakhmet Ayaulym – Akhmet Yassawi  International Kazakh-Turkish University, Turkestan (the 2nd half of the 2017-2018 academic year).

In the 2019-2020 academic year, the following students studied under the program of external academic mobility:

– Orynbaeva Nazym Alievna – USA, University of Technology of Tennessee (08/22/2019 – 12/13/2019;

– Isnabayeva Aknur Abimuratovna – USA, Tennessee University of Technology (08/22/2019 – 12/13/2019;

– Ramazanova Aida Sansyzbaevna – USA, University of Technology of Tennessee (08.22.2019 – 12.13.2019;

– Seydakhanova Nurai Nurlanovna – National University of Gyeongju, South Korea (September 1, 2019 – December 20, 2019);

– Aidarkyzy Moldir – National University of Gyeongju, South Korea (September 1, 2019 – December 20, 2019);



The department has various awards for the results of educational and research work. Among them: in 2017, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Academic Professor of the Department Mashanova Saniya Medetbekovna was awarded the medal of «І. Жансүгіров атындағы Жетісу мемлекеттік университетінің дамуы мен кемелденуіне қосқан зор үлесі әрі ғылым саласындағы үздік жетістіктері үшін».

In 2020, the candidate of philological sciences, associate professor (associate professor) Shynybekova Aizhan Sakhanovna was awarded the medal of «Ы.Алтынсарин» by the decision of the Association of Teachers of Kazakhstan for her significant contribution to the upbringing and education of the country.

Senior lecturer of the department Ualieva Saule Aitkalievna was awarded a certificate of honor for many years of honest work in the education system, creative achievements in moral education and contribution to the development and strengthening of the trade union movement.

Senior lecturer of the department Esimbekova Asylzhan Omarovna was awarded a diploma «5 қыркүйек – Қазақстан халқы тілдері күні мерекесіне орай тіл саласына қосқан үлесі үшін».


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    Mashanova Sania Medetbekovna

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      Orynbaeva Ulserik Kydyrbaevna

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        Shynybekova Aizhan Sakhanovna

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        Zhumagali Khanysha

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        Ualieva Saule Aitkalievna

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        Tastemirova Almagul Yerbolayevna

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        Tlegenova Gulnur Almukhambetovna

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        Ashimova Malika Genievna

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        Nusupova Sholpan Menlibayevna

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        Eleusizova Sholpan Serikovna

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        Yessimbekova Asylzhan Omarovna

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        Maukebaeva Marzhan Atlasovna

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        Bestibayeva Ardak Nurlanovna

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        Myrzakhmet Lyazzat Kanatbekovna


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        Mendekenova Aigerim Dauletovna


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        Turabay Guldana Keliskyzy


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        Sarsenbekova Asel Askarbekkyzy


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