• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Mongolian Language
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Li Narangoa
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2014
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This course is a joint project with Centre for Languages of the Central Asian Region at Indiana University. The course introduces students to Modern Mongolian in the Cyrillic script and to basic Mongolian pronunciation and grammar, along with knowledge of Mongolian culture and traditions. Students learn to conduct everyday conversations and use Mongolian's main cases and verb tenses in conversation and writing.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

By the end of the semester, students will be able to:

  1. conduct a conversation on everyday topics,
  2. use main cases, verb tenses and useful modals of Mongolian in their conversation and writing and
  3. read simple short stories and folk tales

Indicative Assessment

  • Classroom performance: 25% (LO 1,2,3)
  • Writing and reading assignments, oral presentations 25% (LO 1,2,3)
  • Tests and quizzes. (A test or a quiz at completion of every lesson) 20% (LO 1,2,3)
  • Midterm and Final exams 30% (LO 1,2,3)

In order to receive maximum score on the ‘classroom performance’ component, you need to (1) actively participate in pair/group-work; (2) actively contribute to free conversation without the teacher’s calling on you; and (3) your answers have to be almost always correct and relevant to the topic. Attendance without active participation does not result in credit. Students must attend 80% of classes to pass the course.

Students are also expected to have completed all homework assigned for each class in a timely manner and be ready for active participation. Homework is given in every class; and it is due the following class. You may turn in late homework to receive feedback from your instructor. However, you will not receive credit for late homework.

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Three weeks intensive 28 January-14 February 2014. Four hours a day starting at 9.00am.

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with MNGL6002

Prescribed Texts

The following texts are available for purchase from the School of Culture, History and Language Student Office:

  • Sain baina uu Mongolian Language Textbook One by L.Tserenchunt and Sharon Luethy  with a cassette
  • Khalkha Mongolian Pronunciation by Ch.Battulga and Mika Laiho with a cassette

Suggested textbooks and materials:

  • Survival Mongolian by Legdengiin Tserenchunt and Sharon Luethy with a cassette.
  • Mongolian Grammar by Rita Kullmann and D. Tserenpil, 2001
  • English-Mongolian and Mongolian English mini-dictionary by Pureviin Uvsh and Legdengiin Tserenchunt, 2004 


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee Description
1994-2003 $1110
2014 $2484
2013 $2478
2012 $2358
2011 $2310
2010 $2250
2009 $2178
2008 $2178
2007 $2178
2006 $2088
2005 $2088
2004 $1836
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2454
2014 $3252
2013 $3246
2012 $3090
2011 $3090
2010 $3090
2009 $3090
2008 $3090
2007 $3090
2006 $3090
2005 $3084
2004 $2778
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1775 01 Jan 2014 24 Jan 2014 24 Jan 2014 31 Mar 2014 In Person N/A

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