New York Times articles, Khan Academy educational materials to be translated into Kazakh

ASTANA – Popular New York Times articles and educational materials from the global education nonprofit Khan Academy will be soon available in the Kazakh language, KazContent Board Chair Yevgeniy Kochetov announced recently.

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KazContent was established in 2009 and is responsible for creating national media content and developing the Kazakh internet segment. The company manages eight information projects, including el.kz and baq.kz, which seek to make e-learning materials and newspaper articles available in the Kazakh language.

KazContent reached out to the Khan Academy to receive permission to translate the academy’s materials into Kazakh.

“Khan Academy was started by a young and incredibly talented person that has phenomenal skills to teaching and pedagogy. This young man published video lectures in a wide range of topics, in which he explains complicated things in a simple and interactive format. We learnt that Khan Academy is available in Russian language and we decided to make it available in Kazakh language as well,” said Kochetov, adding that the translation work has begun.

“Lectures will cut across various topics. We got an opportunity to translate most of that content that they had. They provided us all materials and they will be available in Kazakh at el.kz,” he noted.

Kochetov also said translations have begun on the articles of popular New York Times columnists, including Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners.