A mobile application for the study of the Kazakh language developed by Soyle.kz has been adapted for Smart.tv televisions, according to a May 20 announcement by Director of the State Language Development Fund Azat Shaueev.
“From today, anyone who wants to learn the Kazakh language can do so on Smart.tv televisions for free. We have created all necessary conditions for this,” said Shaueev at a Central Communications Service briefing.
“In order to improve the learning portal, we have enhanced the testing programme, added the option to view errors and correct answers, linked authorisation through social networks, developed an online chat platform and a library,” he said.
The Soyle.kz app made its debut in December 2014. The development cost 20 million tenge (US$107,625). More than 20,000 people have become regular users of the service and 350,000 more have expressed interest in the portal.
In addition, there is a functioning app called Balasoyle.kz designed for children of preschool age.
“It has fairy-tale cartoons in the Kazakh language, games and exercises. The site is available without registration. About 3,000-4,000 children are currently using the app,” said the director of the fund.