• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Mongolian Language
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Prof Li Narangoa
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2016
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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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Monday to Friday 27 January to 12 February 2016. 4 hours a day starting at 9.00am.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You may not enrol in this course if you have previously completed MNGL1002.

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2016 $3054
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1592 27 Jan 2016 28 Jan 2016 05 Feb 2016 15 Feb 2016 In Person N/A

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