The Online Intensive Mongolian Language Program is accepting applications!

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.

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. 

To learn more and to apply, please visit:

Intensive Mongolian Language Program

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