General Education School was formed on August 1, 2014 with the aim of introducing a training program for first-year students in the framework of general disciplines; in 2019 it was renamed as KAZGUU School of Liberal Arts.
First-year students study the basics of general education, receive foundation knowledge in the chosen major, and also acquire:
- critical thinking skills;
- teamwork skills;
- communication skills in Kazakh / Russian and English;
- basic skills in conducting research and creating academic texts (essays, abstracts, articles, final projects) in Kazakh / Russian and English.
In order to develop moral and spiritual values and principles of students and to promote their understanding of native culture, traditions and customs in an international context, KAZGUU School of Liberal Arts annually organizes a 10-day tour to the historical places of Kazakhstan.
In the 2019-2020 academic year, the School launched a new education programme ‘Applied Linguistics’, which successfully passed the examination and registration in the Register of Educational Programs of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
In 2020-2021 academic year, the School has continued working in programmes of “Applied Linguistics”, “Translation Studies”, “Tourism”, “Hospitality” as well as launched a new education programme “Kazakh-English and Linguistics” for future professionals in journalism, philology, and translation / interpretation.