Mongolian Ministry of Education Selects American University of Mongolia to Provide English Language Training for Students in New German-Mongolian Institute of Resources and Technology
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia–October 23, 2013
The Mongolian Ministry of Education and Science has selected American University of Mongolia to deliver English language training to students in the new German-Mongolian Institute of Resources and Technology. The English language classes are part of the one-year preparatory program for GMIT’s engineering school in Nalaikh. As one of its newest partners, AUM staff members attended the GMIT launch held on September 26, 2013 at the Tuushin Best Western conference facility.
Under the terms of the current agreement, English language training began being offered on 30 September 2013 to approximately forty students, in four levels, at AUM’s city campus located in the DHL Building. In addition to English language training, students have their lessons in GMIT’s maths, physics and chemistry classrooms located in the same building. All courses at the GMIT will be taught in English and students will be required to demonstrate their proficiency through standardized testing prior to starting the first year of the engineering school in September 2014.
Since AUM is in the process of developing its own School of Engineering, the possibility of collaboration and partnership between the two universities has many mutually beneficial aspects, including the potential for sharing of facilities and faculty. This agreement represents the first and perhaps easiest step in establishing that relationship as both organizations move to develop their engineering programs.
AUM’s English Language Institute first began offering classes in October 2012 with one teacher; over the course of the year, the number of teachers has grown to nine, a measure of its success and quality. The ELI aims to provide learners with the skills and knowledge they will need to both broaden their educational and professional opportunities and contribute to the development of their country. Because of the great change Mongolia is undergoing, quality English language programs like the AUM ELI can serve as a model in the community for quality education with high standards for content, delivery and transparency.