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Advanced Mongolian I
CEUS-T 361/761
Tserenchunt Legden

Course objectives

1) To review the basic kinds of compound and complex sentences in Mongolian and to develop the skills of using them in speaking and writing. 2) To begin developing a sense of Mongolian literary style through the reading of diverse materials, 3) To improve fluency by giving oral presentations, participating in class discussions, and role –playing in various situations, 4) To begin to practice in formal translation.5) To develop knowledge of Mongolian culture and history

The advanced level introduces students to academic style translation. Students will further enhance their knowledge of Mongolian culture and history. 

Required textbooks and materials:

  • Sain baina uu Mongolian Language Textbook Three by Legdengiin Tserenchunt and Sharon Luethy with a cassette available from the
    Mongolia Society, Goodbody Hall 322

  • Intermediate  Mongolian  by John G. Hungin available from the Mongolia Society, Goodbody Hall 322

  • Course packet on OnCourse

Suggested textbooks and materials:

  • Mongolian Grammar by Rita Kullmann and D. Tserenpil, 2001
  • Mongolian-English Dictionary compiled by Charles Bawden,1997
  • Newspaper Cutting by J. Bat-Ireedyi


1. Classroom performance: attendance and participation in the classroom activities. 25%                      
2. Tests and quizzes. (A test or a quiz at completion of every lesson) 20%                                                   
4. Writing and reading assignments, oral presentations  25%
5. Midterm and Final exam 30%


Language learning requires greater participation in the classroom than most other subjects in the university curriculum. Students are expected to attend ALL classes. Students are allowed to miss three instructional hours during the course of one semester without grade penalty. Absences beyond three instructional hours will result in grade penalty of 2% per day. Additional absences can be considered by the department only with proper documentation of attested medical needs for which a doctor's note will be required, and with the possibility of a tutoring requirement to preclude class disruption for other students.

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