In Mongolia, Pinnacle teachers are in eight schools.
New Era Laboratory School (NELS) is a select-entry state school in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Founded in November 2010 as a bilingual pilot school in Mongolia’s Education Master Plan 2006-2015, NELS provides an opportunity for students to sit for examinations and attain credit points that are recognized across the world. Along with the Mongolian government’s elite international scholarship scheme, such credentials support mobility among the world’s most competitive students.
Cambridge Assessment’s international branch, Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), oversees local adaptations of schemes of work that support learners to work towards learning objectives that reflect 21st-century skills and satisfy international standards. Supporting the internationalization of secondary school education in Mongolia, CIE study programs—assessed through coursework and outsourced examinations—encourage students to think globally
about considering their post-compulsory pathways. To date, CIE has brought its programs to a range of secondary schools within a total of 160 countries.
On the whole, New Era students aspire to undertake higher education degrees in the US, the UK, Canada, Korea, or Australia. Our school is dedicated to ‘bridging the gap’ between talented, highly motivated, and well-equipped Mongolian youth and leading education institutes lying beyond Mongolia’s borders.
The Mongolia-Cambridge schemes of work that guide classroom teaching at NELS support students to develop their sense of identity, study, and subject-specific skills and complementary knowledge bases in anticipation of them flourishing as responsible, confident, and successful 21st-century citizens. Successful completion of high school and gaining the opportunity to study abroad will support students to make significant contributions to Mongolian society upon their return. Students who remain in Mongolia for further studies will operate with the benefit of having been immersed in a Western pedagogical experience.
New Beginnings International Laboratory opened in 2011 with the first “foreign” teacher arriving in February of 2012. In 2014, students had the option to graduate at 11th grade (if they wish to study at a Mongolian University) or choose to continue in 12th grade (if they want to go to a university abroad). Beginning in the 2015-16 school year, 12th grade became compulsory for all students.
In 2019-2020 there were about 30 Mongolian teachers and two “foreign” teachers. Currently, in 2019-2020, there are about 30 Mongolian teachers and two “foreign” teachers.
For the Spring Semester of 2019-2020, all classes were taught online via Google Classroom and Zoom due to the government closing schools amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The schools that presently have EXCEL programs consist of two schools: a primary school – grades 1-5 and secondary schools – grades 6-12. EXCEL works with grades 5-12 teachers. Students begin learning English in 5th grade.
The Graduate University of Mongolia used to be part of the University of Humanities but has recently (since 2016) become its own institution. They are the first private research university in Mongolia, providing Master’s programs, Ph.D. programs, and additional Bachelor’s degrees. They moved to a brand-new building in fall 2017 near Sukhbaatar Square. Currently, there are about 80 students in the English Translation program.
Our company has been in Ulaanbaatar/Mongolia for over 30 years, but the academic year 17/18 was the first for the Graduate University of Mongolia. Hopefully, we will be there for years to come!
In October 2019, MNUMS- Darkhan-Uul Medical School celebrated its 50th anniversary. They have trained over 10,000 professionals in Mongolia. MNUMS, Darkhan, offers 22 post-graduate programs as well as 15 different graduate and undergraduate programs. Pre-med courses include Physician, Dentist, Doctor of Traditional Medicine, Bio-Medical Research, Pharmacology, Public Health Specialist. Bachelor programs include Nursing, Midwifery, Physical Therapy, Traditional Therapy, and 3-year courses for pharmacy/lab technicians.
The university has won numerous awards, including 2018 Best of the Best University in Darkhan-Uul province, 2018 Top Dormitory of Mongolia, 2017 Top Employer in Darkhan-Uul province, 2016 Top University in Darkhan-Uul province (by public opinion polls).
Students are provided an internet cafe, library, a skill lab center, gym, fitness center, and coffee shop. To develop talent, numerous clubs, art performances, sports competitions, and good deed campaigns are popular extracurricular activities.
The on-site dormitory has a capacity of 350 students. There are 1200 students and 100 instructors on staff. International relationships exist with Russia, the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, France, Thailand, Singapore, and the USA.
There are 27 schools in Darkhan. EXCEL Workshops are taught in The Education and Cultural
Department, located in the governor’s building in New Darkhan. There is a new Foreign Language Specialist this year. Her name is Oyunbileg Shurentsetseg. The teachers in EXCEL teach grades 5-12. Students begin learning English in 5th grade.
In 2017, ELIC had a teacher teaching high school students English at the high school attached to the Mongolian University of Science and Technology. After the 2017-2018 school year, ELIC no longer held a teaching position at this school. However, we renewed our relationship in the 2020-2021 year. Our current students include the faculty and staff working to improve their Academic English for writing scientific papers. We may also be renewing our relationship with the attached high school and preparing high school students for TOEFL, IELTS, and/or other exams for higher education programs across the globe.