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.
MONGOLIAN LEVEL 1
- 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
Due to COVID-19, summer 2020 Workshop classes will not be residential. Classes will be offered online.
The description below reflects the regular structure of the Workshop, which we plan to return to in 2021.
Workshop students live in Willkie Center in air-conditioned single rooms, sharing a lounge with other students studying the same language.
On-campus dining options in the summer are limited. Indiana University Meal plans are available, but the number of cafeterias and hours of operation are limited. Most Workshop students prefer pay-as-you-go dining.
COSTS & ACADEMIC CREDIT
$3,260 as follows:
- Tuition: $2,960* (8 credits)
- Language Workshop Fee $300
$3,101 as follows:
- Tuition: $2,375* (6 credits)
- Language Workshop Fee: $300
- IU Discounted Summer Combined Fee: $426
*Rates for IU students in schools other than Arts and Sciences may differ, and school-specific fees may apply. See the Indiana University Summer 2020 Fee Calculator for full details.
All prices and descriptions on this page subject to change. Participants are responsible for checking current prices and details before signing billing, housing or meal contracts.
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Tserenchunt Legden is a senior lecturer in Mongolian in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University. She holds an MA in linguistics from the Ulaanbaatar University of Humanities.
One of 8 children, Tserenchunt grew up in a nomadic hearding family, tending her family’s livestock and racing horses during the summer Nadaam celebrations. She graduated with honors from the Irkutsk City University of Education and Teaching in Russia, then returned to Mongolia to teach at Namiin Deed University in Ulaanbaatar. In 1994 she became director of the Bridge School -- now a university -- which organized courses in Mongolian as a foreign language. In 1996 she received an MA in Linguistics from the Ulaanbaatar University of Humanities. Tserenchunt co-authored the standard textbook for Mongolian, Сайн Байнй уу with colleagues from Indiana University. In 2004, she moved to Bloomington to accept a lecturership in Mongolian. Tserenchunt has taught Mongolian in the Workshop since 2007.