"A leader can never be happy until his people are happy." - Genghis Khan

At a Glance

  • Live online course
  • Wednesdays 18:00 - 19:30
  • 10 weeks: May to July
  • Tutor: Terigele Terigele
  • Fees from £140 to £235
  • Deadline to enrol: 24 April 2023
Booking link

Deadline to enrol: 24 April 2023


This course is for absolute beginners or those with very little prior knowledge of Mongolian

Mongolian is the official language of Mongolia, a huge central Asian country of over half a million square miles, as well as a widely-spoken language in parts of China. 

As a country, Mongolia has a rich and deep history and culture, having been at the epicentre of the world's largest contiguous land empire in the thirteenth century, when it was an important conduit for knowledge between China and the West. This was in the time of the almost legendary leader of the Mongols, Genghis Khan.

On this course you will develop an understanding and appreciation of the basic features of the Mongolian language, but also discover some of the unique and intriguing aspects of Mongolian culture.

By the end of the course, you will be able to recognise 20 consonants, 13 vowels and 2 signs. You will understand basic sentence structure and be able to read words that are written in Mongolian Cyrillic script. 

There will be one 90-minute online session each week over 10 weeks.

Topics will include:

  • Introducing yourself;
  • Counting numbers;
  • Asking and telling the time;
  • Days of the week;
  • Months of the year;
  • Daily routine

Class Recordings

These classes are not recorded


Attendance Certificate


Successful completion of this course leads to the award of an Imperial College attendance certificate


Terms and conditions apply to all enrolments to this course. Please read them before enrolment

Course Information

What language level should I choose?

Choosing the right language level

This course is specially designed for absolute beginners or those with very little prior knowledge of Mongolian.

If you have already had some exposure to Mongolian please contact the tutor with any questions about your level: Dr Terigele Terigele, terigele@imperial.ac.uk

Your Tutor

Dr Terigele is originally from the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China. She received an honours degree from Minzu University of China in 2011, specialising in Mongolian Language and Literature. She is literate in the Mongolian script, the Mongolian Cyrillic script and the Phags-pa script.  She moved to the UK in 2014 and received her master's degree in Translation Studies at Cardiff University. She completed a PhD in Translation Studies at the Queen’s University Belfast in 2021. She has been teaching Mongolian to adult learners for over five years. She is currently affiliated with the Mongolia and Inner Asia Unit of the Department of Social Anthropology at Cambridge University. Her research interests are in the fields of language ideology, bilingualism, digraphia, language policy and second language acquisition.

Course Fees and Rate Categories

Weeks Standard RateInternal RateAssociate Rate
 10   £235   
£140    £185   
All fee rates quoted are for the whole course. Part-payments are not possible. 


Rate Categories and Discounts

Standard Rate

  • Available to all except those who fall under the Internal Rate or Associate Rate category, respectively.

Internal Rate

  • Current Imperial College students and staff (incl. Imperial NHS Trust, Imperial Innovations, ancillary & service staff employed on long-term contracts at Imperial College by third-party contractors)
  • People enrolling under our Friends & Family scheme
  • Alumni of Imperial College and predecessor colleges and institutes
  • Students, staff and alumni of the Royal College of Art and Royal College of Music
  • Students, staff and Governors of Woodhouse College and the IC Mathematics School

Associate Rate

  • Austrian Cultural Forum staff
  • City & Guilds College Association members
  • Co-operative College members
  • Francis Crick Institute staff, researchers and students
  • Friends and Patrons of the English Chamber Orchestra
  • Friends of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens
  • Friends of Leighton House/ Sambourne House
  • Friends of the Royal College of Music
  • Harrods staff
  • Historic Royal Palaces staff
  • Lycee Charles de Gaulle staff
  • Members of the Friends of Imperial College
  • Members of the Kennel Club
  • Members of the London Zoological Society
  • Members of the South London Botanical Institute (SLBI)
  • Members of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • National Health Service (NHS) employees
  • Natural History Museum staff
  • Residents of postcodes SW3, SW5, SW7, SW10 and W8
  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council staff
  • Royal College of Art and Royal College of Music tutors and other staff
  • Royal Geographical Society staff
  • Science Museum staff
  • Staff of Exhibition Road Cultural Group (Discover South Kensington) organisations
  • Students (non-Imperial College)
  • Teachers and other staff of UK schools
  • Tutors and other staff of institution members of the Association of Colleges
  • Tutors and other staff of other universities and higher education institutions
  • Victoria and Albert Museum staff

Late enrolment

It is possible to enrol on many of our adult education courses after the course has already started. For non-language courses this is subject entirely to agreement by the tutor. For language courses it is subject to agreement by the language coordinator conducting level assessment. If you want to join a course late do bear in mind there might be work you will need to catch up on, particularly in language courses.

Friends and Family Scheme

This course is eligible for the  allowing Imperial College students and staff to share their discount with their friends and family.

Term Dates 2022-23

HoursWeeksSpring termSummer termSummer School
 15  10 n/a  Week commencing 1 May to week ending 8 July 2023* n/a
*This is a 1-term course

Enrolment Process

Web enrolment opens on 1st March 2023

Enrolment and payment run through the Imperial College eStore. When enrolling:

  • Do check on the drop down menu above called "Course Fees and Rate Categories" to see if you are eligible for a discounted rate and also do make sure you select that rate when enrolling on the eStore
  • If you are a first-time eStore user you will need to create an account before enrolling. You can do this by entering an email address and password. This account can then be used for any future enrolments via the eStore.

When you have enrolled you will be sent the following email notifications:

What is sentWhen is it sentWhat does it contain
1. Payment confirmation Is sent instantaneously following submission of your online application
  • This is a receipt for your payment and includes payment date, order number and course title
  • Confirmation of your place on your chosen course will follow later
2. Enrolment confirmation Is sent within 10 working days. Please treat your payment confirmation as confirmation that your applicant details and payment have been received
  • Re-confirms your course choice
  • Shows your course's term dates
  • Confirms the day and time of your course
3. Programme information Is usually sent on Friday late afternoon the week before term starts
  • Contains joining instructions for your course, incl. tutor contact details
If you need further help with the above information please ring 020 7594 8756

Any Questions?

If you have any questions about the academic content or teaching of this course please contact the Course Tutor, Dr Terigele Terigele, terigele@imperial.ac.uk

If you have any questions about your enrolment or payment processes please contact the Programme Administrator, Christian Jacobi, eveningclass@imperial.ac.uk