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Mongolian 1

Undergraduate | ANU-MNGL1002 | 2024

Unravel the Mongolian language – from pronunciation to recognising script, writing words and even carrying out basic conversation.  Add spice to your learning by studying the national culture – including festivals, food, culture and costumes.

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
14 weeks
Start dates
19 Feb 2024

FEE-HELP available

Mongolian 1

About this subject

  • On satisfying the requirements of this subject, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Introductory level of Mongolian to:

    • Pronounce all Mongolian consonants, vowels, and the changes that occur when letters are stacked.
    • Recognise the Mongolian Cyrillic script and reproduce its syllabary to write words with accuracy.
    • Use correctly all 400 vocabulary items introduced in the course textbook.
    • Identify and produce practised sentence structures in colloquial Mongolian, which will allow them to conduct basic conversations, write short notes, and read short texts on everyday concrete topics.
    • Conduct a simple conversation based on models covered in the course textbook on such topics as: greetings; introducing personal details of themselves or family members; and talking about daily activities.
    • Describe the national festivals, customs, costumes, and cultures of food and drink practised in Mongolia.

    To achieve these learning outcomes, students are expected to study for five hours each week, as follows:  

    • 60 minutes, before class, studying the written and audio materials for the week  
    • 30 minutes, memorising the written and spoken forms of that week’s vocabulary  
    • 90 minutes, participate in one 90-minute online session  
    • 90 minutes listen to relevant sections of the on-campus classes  
    • 30 minutes, completing weekly exercises  

    It is also expected that students should spend at least 5 hours of individual study practising the week’s written and spoken language forms and vocabulary and reviewing feedback on their work. 

Entry requirements


You may be required to take a placement test.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - To successfully engage in this subject students will need the following: • Laptop or computer • Computer camera (either inbuilt or webcam) • Headset with microphone • Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browser • Reliable internet access • Access to a scanner or smartphone

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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