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Ulziijargal (Ulzii) Sanjaasuren, PhD Candidate
Ulzii graduated from Odessa State University in Ukraine and taught English for 10 years at the University of the Humanities in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. She later was a program coordinator for international development organizations including UNDP, DANIDA, and the Soros Foundation. She identified priority areas for future projects and conducted supervision and evaluation, specializing in education development programs. She joined SIT in 2000 and helped design SIT’s Mongolia program.
Ulzii holds an MA in teaching foreign languages from the Pedagogical University of Mongolia, where she’s completed her PhD coursework and begun her thesis on the application of cognitive language learning principles in course design. Ulzii authored several series of English language textbooks for secondary schools in Mongolia and received the Mongolian President’s Prize for author of the best textbook in 2002. In 2009, Ulzii received an ELTons Award from the British Council, as team leader of the Mongolian Curriculum Development and Textbook Writing team.