ACMS invites students, faculty, and other interested persons to participate in an eight-week Online Intensive Mongolian Language Program from June 7 to August 6, 2021. The purpose of this program is to provide students of the Mongolian language with an opportunity to enhance their communicative competence through the systematic improvement of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in a virtual environment. Due to pandemic-related travel restrictions, the Program is offered only in an Online format in 2021. ACMS expects to resume its onsite Mongolian Language Intensive Program in Ulaanbaatar in summer 2022.
ACMS also offers an online Mongolian tutorial program for students who are seeking individual instruction. Please contact the ACMS at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The 2021 Online Program will include separate courses based on the applicant’s prior knowledge of Mongolian. Each course will include virtual face-to-face sessions with instructors on weekdays, with supplemental e-learning exercises of foundational materials to help students achieve more fluency and accuracy in multi-functional communication of modern Mongolian language. Upon completing the course, the students will have the necessary vocabulary and grammatical structures of their designated levels. The Program does not directly offer academic credit, but students may be able to have their work recognized by their home institution for academic credit. The program is FLAS eligible.
The 2021 OIML program will admit up to three cohorts out of the four levels of Mongolian aptitude:
- Beginner (Level 1),
- Lower-Intermediate (Level 2),
- Upper-Intermediate (Level 3), and
- Advanced (Level 4).
Each applicant will be tested for Mongolian language proficiency and enrolled into the appropriate level. Each cohort will admit up to five students.
Tuition for each course is $2000 as described in the program costs section. A limited number of Language Program Fellowships from the US Department of State will provide stipends of up to $2,000 to cover tuition costs for US citizens. Fellowships will be awarded to US citizen applicants based on merit and need. Applicants are encouraged to apply for funding from other sources in addition to the ACMS Online Intensive Mongolian Language Fellowship to support their studies. Demonstrations of other applications or receipt of other sources of support will be viewed favorably by the review committee. The goal of the program is to assist as many people as possible to participate in language training to enhance their ability to conduct research in Mongolia.
The purpose of this online language program is to provide students of the Mongolian language with an opportunity to enhance their communicative competence through the systematic improvement of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills, in a virtual environment. Classes will be taught on Zoom and focus on interacting with the virtual instructor to improve speaking and comprehension of the new concepts. Class sessions will be supplemented by additional assignments and activities on the ACMS e-learning platform. The assignments will stimulate higher-level reading and listening comprehension skills and help students strengthen and consolidate their structure and writing ability.
The activities will be interactive and scenario-based to offer a virtual immersion into the Mongolian culture, including “virtual visits'' to Mongolian homes, guided consumption of social and cultural events, tours of organizations and institutions, and conducting research interviews. The program entails 8 weeks of intensive study of the Mongolian language, over a 9-week period, at the level of language learning which is equivalent to approximately 3 semester credit hours (120 hours of instructional time, plus additional exercises) and is designed to meet FLAS eligibility. While ACMS does not provide academic credits, the ACMS will work with students who want to receive academic credit for the course from their university by providing necessary course syllabus and information to meet academic credit requirements. The course will be taught by an experienced Mongolian language teacher. Students will meet with the instructor for 1.5 hours every weekday, with each session followed by independent assignments. All instructor-led sessions will take place on Zoom, and span for 1.5 hours every weekday. The scheduling of the sessions will be based on the time zones of the students of the cohort.
Each applicant will be tested for Mongolian language proficiency and enrolled in the cohort of the appropriate level. Lessons of Level 2 and above will be conducted entirely in Mongolian, including virtual instructor-led sessions and online assignment instructions.
The Applicants will fill out their application online at:
Tuition and fees: $2,000
The program costs cover the tuition, licensing of films and online content, and admission to cultural events. Fellowships of up to $2000 are available for US citizens who demonstrate merit and need.
Applications should be submitted before April 1, 2021. Tuition payments for program participants must be received by the ACMS by May 15, 2021.