This intensive program provides beginners a solid introduction to Mongolian. Students who complete the course successfully will complete the equivalent of the 1st-Year curriculum in the Department of Central Eurasian Languages at Indiana University and will reach a proficiency of Intermediate Low or better. They will be able to communicate in day-to-day situations in Mongolian, will be able to read and write effectively on familiar topics, and will have a solid foundation for further study or travel. The program introduces Mongolian culture through work with authentic materials and media, as well as Mongolian activities and structured interactions with Mongolian speakers.
- 160 hours of instruction
- 20+ hours of co-curricular activities
- ACTFL proficiency certificate
- FLAS eligible
The program is open to all, including
- IU and non-IU students
- graduate and undergraduate students
- high-school students over age 16
HOUSING AND MEALS
Housing in Willkie Center is included in your Workshop fee. You will stay in an air-conditioned single room, sharing a lounge with other students of your language.
Summer dining options are limited. We recommend that you cook in the Willkie Hall kitchen or eat in local eateries.
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Tserenchunt Legden was born in a herder’s family, in Deren sum of Dundgowi province of Mongolia and grew up in Mongolian countryside herding livestock and being a jockey for six years. After graduating the Irkutsk State Pedagogical College in 1980 she started working at the Higher Party School, the Implementing Agency of Mongolian government, as a Russian language lecturer.
Tserenchunt has been teaching Mongolian language and culture to foreigners since 1993 when she started teaching Mongolian for a school established by a foreigner in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Afterwards, she founded Bridge Mongolian Language Learning Center in 1995 with her peers and worked as the Director of the Center. The learning center has since expanded into a private college, the first in Mongolia to offer Mongolian studies programs to foreigners.