Mongolian

About the Online Language Workshop

1 year of language in 2 months

The Online Workshop is collection of accelerated, intensive online courses designed to help you develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills quickly. You will complete 1 full year of language training in only 2 months.The classes are synchronous. They are conducted primarily in the language of study and emphasize the development of real-time interpersonal communication skills.

At the end of the Online Workshop, you will receive an external assessment of your language proficiency and an OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) certificate.*

In the intensive Online Workshop you will study 17-20 hours per week in live online classes with an instructor and with other students. After class you will complete 2-3 hours of independent study to prepare for the next day’s class. You can also take part in interactive, real-time cultural activities with visiting scholars, performers, and practitioners.

As an Online Workshop participant, you will be part of a diverse group of talented language learners, including advanced high-school students, undergraduates, graduate students, scholars, professionals, and others. People join the Online Workshop for a range of academic, professional, and personal reasons, but are united in their strong interest in learning the language.

The small class sizes, expert instructors, and highly motivated students of the Online Language Workshop provide a stimulating setting for you to develop your oral and written communication skills rapidly.

The Online Workshop is challenging, but it is one of the most effective and most exciting ways to acquire language rapidly.

We look forward to welcoming you to the next Indiana University Online Language Workshop!

*Subject to availability of assessors for your language.

Class Dates: June 5 – July 28, 2023

Online Class Times: Monday – Friday, 11:00am-3:00pm, eastern daylight time

For full list of important dates: 2023 Student Handbook

Estimated Costs

  • $350 Language Workshop fee
  • $313 per credit (estimated*)
  • Textbooks: vary

*All rates on this page are based on data available at the time of posting. Rates are subject to change. You can find current rates at Indiana University Student Central. 

  • Credit Loads
    • Most Workshop programs offer 8 undergraduate credits or 6 graduate credits, but there are exceptions.
    • See the 2023 STUDENT HANDBOOK for a breakdown of credit loads by language and level.
  • Undergraduate Credit
    • Everyone admitted to the Workshop is eligible for undergraduate credit.
  • Graduate Credit
    • IU graduate students receive graduate credit automatically (if it is available for their course).
    • Non-IU participants may apply to receive graduate credit (if it is available for their course).
      • Approval is not automatic.
      • Application fees apply.
      • Workshop staff will send details in your admissions letter.

  • Live Instruction: 18 hours/week, 144 hours total
  • Independent Work: 10-15 hours/week, 120 hours total
  • Cultural activities: 90+ min/week, 10+ hours total
  • OPI Certificate: Provided at end of program
  • Transcript: Available at end of program

This course is open to all, including:

  • Students from Indiana University
  • Students from other universities and colleges
  • Graduate, undergraduate, and community college students
  • Lifelong learners
  • Highschool students over age 16

If you are applying for a 2nd-Level course or higher, you will take a placement test before enrolling. Testing begins in March and is calibrated to take into account that students will be mid-semester at the time of their test.

Here are the basic steps* to becoming a Workshop participant if you apply BEFORE the February 3 Priority Deadline

  1. You send your application by February 3.
  2. By March 1 you get your admission and funding decisions.
  3. If you are at level 2 or higher, you take your placement test in March. You get your result about a week later.
  4. After placement in March, you go through IU summer admissions if you are not already an IU student.
  5. In late April you receive your syllabus and textbook details. Your instructional team may begin to reach out to you.
  6. About a week before classes begin, your Canvas site opens and you have full access to your course.
  7. The weekend before classes begin, you arrive for orientation and intake testing
  8. Your tuition payments are due in July.

*All dates are estimates and subject to change

Here are the basic steps* to becoming a Workshop participant if you apply AFTER the February 3 Priority Deadline

  1. You apply for Workshop admission
  2. If you apply in March or April, you get your admission decision within 4 weeks. If you apply in May, you get your decision within 1 week.
  3. If you accept your admission offer and are at level 2 or higher, you take a placement test immediately and get your result within 1 week.
  4. After placement, you go through IU summer admissions if you are not already an IU student.
  5. In late April you receive your syllabus and textbook details; and your instructional team may begin to reach out to you. If you apply after April, this happens as soon as you get through summer admissions.
  6. About a week before classes begin, your Canvas site opens and you have full access to your course.
  7. The weekend before classes begin you arrive for orientation and intake testing.
  8. Your tuition payments are due in July.