The American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) invites applications from students and scholars wishing to participate in an eight week Intensive Mongolian Language Program from June 15 to August 14 2009 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The ACMS Intensive Mongolian Language Program in summer 2009 will provide the equivalent of nine semester credit hours of language training (144 contact hours), and will be led by experienced Mongolian language teachers. The program is designed to support the development of intermediate to advanced language skills, and all applicants must have the equivalent of at least one year of Mongolian language study experience by the time the program begins. The program is open to students from all countries.
The ACMS language program comprises 80 lessons. Students are introduced to intermediate to advanced grammar, vocabulary, and conversational usages during the lessons through use of topical categories such greetings, sports, and history. The program emphasizes skills sets that allow students to converse in Mongolian in a natural way, providing students with both the written and spoken forms of Modern Mongolian. The program draws upon materials developed from the knowledge of local experts and the experiences of non-native speakers of Mongolian.
--Tuition and fees: $2,000--
The program costs cover the tuition and course materials, including the course book. Students are responsible for their own living and travel expenses, and should take these costs into account when estimating the total cost of the participating in the program. The following are estimated costs associated with living in Mongolia for 8-10 weeks.
Food and incidentals: $1,500
Estimated Round trip travel from United States: $1,800
Health and Evacuation Insurance: $300
Total Estimated Living Expenses: $4,800
Total Expenses + Tuition: $6,800
The ACMS offers two types of fellowships for the Intensive Mongolian Language Program.
*Permanent residents and citizens of the United States are eligible for the Language Program Fellowship of up to $3000 to cover travel and living expenses.
*All applicants (including US and non-US citizens) are eligible for Tuition Waiver Fellowships that cover tuition expenses of up to $2,000.
Both fellowships are awarded to applicants based on merit and need. All applicants who submit their applications by March 1, 2009 will be considered for Language Program Fellowships and Tuition Waiver Fellowships as appropriate. Applications received after this date will not be considered for fellowship awards. All other applications must be received by May 1, 2009.
Note: The ACMS is unable to offer formal academic credit for the program. Students seeking formal academic credit are encouraged to contact the ACMS and explore options for course credit with their home institution.
For more information visit: www.mongoliacenter.org/language.
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