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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
By the end of the semester, students will be able to:
- conduct a conversation on everyday topics,
- use main cases, verb tenses and useful modals of Mongolian in their conversation and writing and
- read simple short stories and folk tales
- 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 27 January-6 February 2015. Four hours a day starting at 9.00am.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1648||27 Jan 2015||30 Jan 2015||30 Jan 2015||06 Feb 2015||In Person||N/A|