Gulnoza Yakubova

Assistant Professor of Special Education, Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA, United States

About Gulnoza


Enjoy life and enjoy what I do. Explorer, traveler, peace maker, researcher, educator, linguist, interpreter.


English, Kazakh, Russian, Uzbek

Areas of Expertise

Special Educaiton, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Assistive Technology, Video-based Instruction

I'm passionate about

making the world a better place to live, languages, exploring unexplored places, brain, music, curiosity for learning in children.


Purdue University

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

Gulnoza Yakubova
Posted over 3 years ago
As a trilingual or bilingual, what role does language play in the creation of your identity? Which language do you think in?
As a multilingual speaker, I realized that I've learned not only languages and cultures, but also the beauty of each language and culture. It opened up another world to look at life with different perspectives. When I think, I think in all languages I speak and switch languages from one to the other when needed. It usually depends on the task I am doing, i.e. if I am working on something in English or reading something in English, then I think in English, and so forth, otherwise, in my personal life I think in my native language.
Gulnoza Yakubova
Posted over 4 years ago
Has a TED Talk ever influenced you? How?
TED talks bring ideas to a wide audience of people on very important topics to make the world a better living place. From the time I began listening to TED talks online, I began having a different point of view on how things are and how we should make things better. The cutting edge ideas in science, education and all areas are really wonderful, and make me think how I could apply those in everyday life. This is the place where I found ingenious and beautiful talks! Thank you all for brilliant talks and ideas!