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Dec 15, 2016
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Mongolian is the official national language of Mongolia, where it is spoken by nearly 2.8 million people and is the official provincial language of China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, where there are at least 4.1 million ethnic Mongols. Across the whole of China, the language is spoken by roughly half of the country's 5.8 million ethnic Mongols, however, the exact number of speakers in China is unknown.

In Mongolia, the Khalkha dialect, written in Cyrillic is predominant, while in Inner Mongolia, the language is dialectally more diverse and is written in the traditional script. The language has what is known as 'vowel harmony' and a complex syllabic structure for a Mongolic language that allows clusters of up to three consonants syllable-finally. It is a typical agglutinative language that relies on suffix chains in the verbal and nominal domains. While there is a basic word order, subject–object–predicate, ordering among noun phrases is relatively free, so grammatical roles are indicated by a system of about eight grammatical cases.

Mongolian is distantly related to the Khitan language. It belongs to the Northern Asian linguistic area, including the Turkic, Mongolic, Tungusic, Korean and Japonic languages. These languages have been grouped under the still-debated Altaic language family.

✔ Introduce yourself, greet others and ask questions

✔ Talk about your family and friends and understand the family structures of the community of speakers

✔ Describe objects, people, and situations accurately

✔ Buy (and even bargain over!) typical products, clothing, and food at the local market

✔ Ask for directions to go to the most relevant spots

✔ Learn how to get around the town or village

✔ Maintain reasonably simple conversations with native speakers

✔ Learn the unique history of the community

✔ Learn about the local’s worldviews and beliefs

✔ Learn to appreciate local poetry and songs

✔ Learn the rich history behind traditional garments

✔ Learn how cultural heritage is expressed through arts and crafts

✔ Learn how to cook local dishes by reading recipes in the target language


Section 1Week 1
Lecture 1The Mongolian language
Lecture 2The Mongolian alphabet - vowels
Lecture 3The Mongolian alphabet - consonants
Lecture 4'Yes' or 'no' questions
Lecture 5Interrogative particles explanation
Lecture 6Greetings
Lecture 7Make up your own questions
Lecture 8Personal pronouns
Lecture 9Quiz
Lecture 10Expressing politeness
Lecture 11Polite expressions
Lecture 12Reading comprehension + online resources
Lecture 13Hello, my name is...
Lecture 14Dialogue
Lecture 15End of week 1
Lecture 16End of week assessment
Lecture 17Goodbye
Section Quiz
Section 2Week 2
Lecture 18Welcome to week 2!
Lecture 19Interrogative particles бэ/вэ?
Lecture 20Vowel harmony
Lecture 21Ablative case
Lecture 22Make your own sentences
Lecture 23Mid week quiz
Lecture 24Reading comprehension
Lecture 25Listening comprehension
Lecture 26End of week assessment
Section 3Week 3
Lecture 27Welcome to week 3!
Lecture 28The suffix 'тай'
Lecture 29Exercise
Lecture 30Mongolian family
Lecture 31Numbers
Lecture 32Listening comprehension
Lecture 33Quiz
Lecture 34aa!
Lecture 35End of week assessment
Section 4Week 4
Lecture 36Welcome to week 4!
Lecture 37Ordinal numbers
Lecture 38Days of the week
Lecture 39Exercise
Lecture 40Quiz
Lecture 41Saying your age
Lecture 42Tsagaan Sar
Lecture 43Naadam
Lecture 44Good bye
Lecture 45End of week assessment
Section 5Week 5
Lecture 46Welcome to week 5!
Lecture 47Prepositions
Lecture 48Listening comprehesion
Lecture 49Reading comprehension
Lecture 50Present simple tense
Lecture 51Exercise
Lecture 52Ulaanbaatar
Lecture 53I have
Lecture 54Sukhbaatar
Lecture 55Grammar focus
Lecture 56End of week 5
Lecture 57End of week assessment
Section 6Week 6
Lecture 58I would like some chicken thighs please!
Lecture 59Mongolian shops
Lecture 60Cultural Curiosity box
Lecture 61
Lecture 62Cultural Curiosity Box
Lecture 63Suffix 'я'
Lecture 64Mid-week quiz
Lecture 65Expressing a wish
Lecture 66Mongolian dishes
Lecture 67
Lecture 68Cultural Curiosity Box
Lecture 69
Lecture 70End of week assessment
Section 7Week 7
Lecture 71Intro
Lecture 72Directions
Lecture 73Directive case
Lecture 74
Lecture 75Reading comprehension
Lecture 76Listening comprehension
Lecture 77Mid week quiz
Lecture 78
Lecture 79Watch the video
Lecture 80End of week assessment
Section 8Week 8 - Stop & Check
Lecture 81Stop & Check
Lecture 82
Lecture 83
Lecture 84
Lecture 85
Lecture 86
Section 9Week 9
Lecture 87Introduction
Lecture 88Names and form of address
Lecture 89Names and forms of address
Lecture 90Dialogue
Lecture 91Names
Lecture 92Possessive case
Lecture 93Mid-week quiz
Lecture 94Weddings
Lecture 95Dialogue
Lecture 96Famous Mongolians
Lecture 97Миний нутаг - My Homeland poem
Lecture 98End of week assessment
Section 10Week 10