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Bakhtygul Makhanbetova

English Language Teacher
Literary Agent of Kazakhstan and Central Asia

I love literature. I am interested in fiction and non-fiction. I like reading Kazakh and world literature, mostly in Russian and English. Classical and modern literature have only one common upbringing function – to let humans stay human, so I  might read several times the world masterpieces, when I need some strong energy of thoughts. I respect everyone who can share the valuable ideas through their books. God gifts you and your duty is to pass it to others, otherwise, it will hurt you inside.

I am pleased to be a part of Kazakh culture that is still puzzled to the world. I have gained a big experience in teaching languages at state and private schools, vocational schools, colleges, universities, language centers in Almaty city and other parts of Kazakhstan after graduation from University since 1987.

The experience of the entrepreneurship has involved me to function as a coach, tutor, advisor, supervisor, and expert that must have contributed a lot into the development of the business in our country. The result of my projects in the industrial sections, in the form of a textbook “Supplementary exercises for Language Learners of Technical English”, was published in 2007 through the sponsorship of oil companies in Kazakhstan. I have started my own business projects in education in order to find solutions for improving the methodology of teaching languages. 

Since 2018, I have acted as a freelance literary agent to promote and finance projects connected with Kazakh authors. Wrote articles and gave interviews about the importance of Kazakh Literature in the world.  My efforts led me to enjoy the first lucky chance with Open Eurasian Book Forum and Literature Contest (UK) that allowed authors from Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries to be the participants of this big event, presenting their books without translation into English with the hope to win recognition on the international level.