Statue of Genghis Khan. Photo Credit Ludovic Hirlimann, Flickr

Photo Credit Ludovic Hirlimann, Flickr

Introductory Mongolian Summer School

18th January 2017

Starting January 23rd, the School of Culture, History and Language will be running a summer intensive course for introductory Mongolian. Aimed at students with no prior exposure to the Mongolian language, this three week course will give students the opportunity to learn not just new language skills, but also gain insights to Mongolian culture and society.

The head of the Mongolia Institute, Professor Li Narangoa, encourages students from across campus to join the course.

Professor Narangoa notes that “through studying Mongolian, students not only learn the language of Chingis Khan who ruled the world’s largest empire, but also get unique career opportunity. Mongolia is a resource rich country and many Australian companies are investing in Mongolia, and the relationship between Australia and Mongolia has been increasingly gaining momentum.”

During the intensive course, students will also get the opportunity to participate in the construction of the University’s ger (Mongolian yurt). Some of the classes will then be held in the ger so students can gain an authentic Mongolian experience. The ger was gifted by the President of Mongolia, His Excellency Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj, to the ANU in 2016.

The convenor of the course, Ms Bayartuul Batjav, who is visiting ANU from the National University of Mongolia, will also be working with CHL and CAP staff to design and create materials for the online Mongolian language minor, on offer for the first time from 2017. Students interested in completing the online minor will be able to count the introductory summer course as part of the minor.

Ms Batjav has previously run the Mongolian intensive course in previous years which were a great success. Students interested in enrolling in the Mongolian summer session course can enrol online through ISIS. This course is also open to audit students.

If you have a query about the course, please email Professor Narangoa directly li.narangoa@anu.edu.au

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Tags: Mongolian

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