Subject details

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

  1. Use correctly all additional all additional 550 vocabulary items introduced in the course textbook
  2. Recognise and use grammatical features necessary for reading and understanding simple Mongolian folk stories and for composing short texts in a range of simple genres, such as letters. These grammatical features include: suffixes, including particles; personal pronouns; and the past tense
  3. Conduct longer conversations and produce longer written descriptions of everyday events, such as transportation, colours; employ the basic registers of formal and informal language relevant to a range of social situations
  4. Describe the history and mythology of the Mongolian peoples.

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

  1. 60 minutes, before class, studying the written and audio materials for the week  
  2. 30 minutes, memorising the written and spoken forms of that week’s vocabulary  
  3. 90 minutes, participate in one 90-minute online session  
  4. 90 minutes listen to relevant sections of the on-campus classes  
  5. 30 minutes, completing weekly exercises

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

    • Introduction, objectives and the genitive case
    • Discussing the future: plans, future simple tense and its usage
    • Accusative case and its usage
    • Personal pronouns in Accusative case, reading essays in Mongolian
    • ‘What are you doing now?’ Asking questions in the present continuous tense
    • Location: dative locative case and its usage
    • Expressing wishes and desires
    • Transportation: how do you travel to school or work? Instrumental case and its usage
    • Intentions and decisions: personal pronouns in instrumental case
    • Person bound suffixes and their usage, and the modal particle “шүү”
    • Expression intentions and decisions: the directive case and its usage
    • ‘Where are you going?’ Personal pronouns in directive case
    • Discussing the past and creating plural nouns

You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:


Completion of MNGL1002 Mongolian 1 or demonstration of equivalent level through completion of a placement test. Students with prior knowledge of the language will be required to take a placement test. Students are not permitted to enrol in a subject that is lower than the level they achieve in the placement test, or a lower level than a subject they have already completed. Students without the appropriate level of proficiency for MNGL1003 (Mongolian 2) will be withdrawn from this subject and we will recommend an alternative subject at the correct level.

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - 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

Students will expand the competencies learning in Mongolian 1 (MNGL1002). Students will also use main noun cases and finite verb tenses, as well as some modals (converbs) and simple compound sentences. Students will also get to expand their experience of Mongolian culture by reading simple folk tales. 

Quizzes: At completion of every lesson - (The quizzes has to be completed by 11:55pm, Saturday after completion of every class. Penalty will apply for late submission) Mid-term test: Opens at 12pm, 28th August and closes at 12pm, 29th August Participation: Students are expected to actively participate in conversation and discussion Final examination (2 parts): 1. Take Home Written Exam: opens at 12pm 29 October and ends at 12pm 30 October. 2. Oral test of 10 minutes (5%) at a chosen time during the last week of October, exact timing will be decided between lecturers and individual student.

  • Quizzes (30%)
  • Mid-term test (25%)
  • Participation (10%)
  • Non-invigilated final examination (35%)

Textbook information is pending.