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PREREQUISITES

  • None

LAN 500

Beginning Colloquial Tibetan

Faculty: Nima Bhuti

This class is oriented toward students who have no experience or little experience with colloquial Tibetan using the standard Lhasa dialect. The first session will cover:

1. The Tibetan alphabet (30 consonants and 4 vowels)

2. How to write Tibetan letters

3. The structural breakdown of Tibetan syllables including suffixes, prefixes, superscribed, subscribed, suffix letters, etc.

4. How the structural breakdown of Tibetan syllables affects pronunciation

5. How to spell Tibetan words aloud

6. Extensive practice on spelling aloud and pronouncing Tibetan words

7. Practice making short Tibetan sentences

PREREQUISITE:

  • None

REQUIRED TEXTS:

  • There is no required textbook as materials will be provided at the beginning of the class.

DATES & TIMES:

Tuesdays and Fridays, octubre 4, 2022 - diciembre 16, 2022, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM Pacific Time

COST:

$320

Nitartha’s Payment Plan and Financial Assistance (PPFA) program is funded by fellow students to support those who would not be able to attend the Institute’s courses without this assistance. To request aid, please fill out the PPFA application before you register for the course.

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Buddhist Tibetan Language teacher, Nima Bhuti teaching at Nitartha Institute.

Nima Bhuti

FACULTY

Nima Bhuti was born in Bhutan, where she completed her primary education. She completed her secondary and high school education at the Central School for Tibetan in India. She then studied Tibetan Buddhism, grammar, history and poetry for two years at the Norbuling Higher Tibetan Studies and Higher Tibetan Studies at Sarah College. Ms. Bhuti is certified in Teaching Tibetan as a Second Language, and received the Best Teacher of the Year Certificate in 2017. She taught Tibetan online at Esukhia from 2013 to 2019, and has continued to teach since then independently and with Nitartha Institute.

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