Image of a man walking two yaks. Hero image for Nitartha Institute's Intemediate Colloquial Tibetan langauge course

LAN 514 Continuation of Intermediate Colloquial Tibetan

10月 3, 2022-12月 19, 2022


Dates and Times: Mondays and Thursdays from 6:00 - 7:30pm Pacific Time, October 3 - December 19, 2022

Faculty:  Nima Bhuti

This is a continuation of the 2022 Summer Institute course. It is for those students who already have some established grounding in colloquial Tibetan. The focus will be to gain further fluency in reading, speaking, and listening to Tibetan using the Central Tibetan dialect. Classes will mostly be in Tibetan with minimal English.

We will focus on completing Chapters 10 and 11 of The Heart of Tibetan Language by Franziska Oertle. After finishing Franziska's text, we will transition to Speak Tibetan the Tibetan Way by Nyima Dekyi and Speak Fluent Tibetan by Dr. Chok Tenzin Monlam Peltsok. After transitioning to the new texts, approximately 2/3 of each class will focus on Speak Tibetan the Tibetan Way and 1/3 of each class will focus on Speak Fluent Tibetan.

Prerequisites: Students should be familiar with the contents of the Heart of Tibetan Language Vol I up through at least Chapter 9 or equivalent.

Required Texts: 

The Heart of Tibetan Language by Franziska Oertle, and its associated exercise book (print available from KTD’s Namse Bangdzo bookstore and ebook available from Tibetan Library).

Speak Tibetan the Tibetan Way by Nyima Dekyi (Google Books)

Speak Fluent Tibetan by Dr. Chok Tenzin Monlam Peltsok

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Cost: $320