Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies

Central Eurasian Studies

Tserenchunt Legden

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Senior Lecturer, Central Eurasian Studies

Office: Hamilton Lugar School of Global & International Studies, 3013
Phone: (812) 855-2099
E-mail: tlegden@indiana.edu
Curriculum Vitae


  • M.A in Comparative Linguistics, University of Humanities, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia, 1996
  • Certificate, ACTFL/ILR OPI Tester Certification, 2016

Research Interests:

Second Language Acquisition, Teaching Mongolian as a foreign language, The phonology of Mongolian, Bilingual dictionary, Comparative study of Mongolian and English

Courses Recently Taught

  • Introductory Mongolian
  • Intermediate Mongolian
  • Advanced Mongolian
  • Summer Introductory Intensive Mongolian at SWSEEL
  • Post-Advanced Mongolian

Publication Highlights

  • A series of three Mongolian Language Textbooks for Foreigners : Sain baina uu
    One, Two, Three with Sharon Luethy, (1999, 2000, 2002).
  • English – Mongolian and Mongolian - English mini-dictionary with Uvsh Purev. (Three editions in 2001, 2004, 2016)

Honors and Awards

  • Order of the Polar Star of the Republic of Mongolia, 2011
  • Excellence in Education National Award, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Mongolia, 2000

Current Projects

  • Developing a new elementary-level Mongolian language textbook
  • Developing an online course in Mongolian.

Department of Central Eurasian Studies
Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies
355 North Jordan Ave.
GA Room 3024
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105

Phone: (812) 855-2233
Fax: (812) 855-7500