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31 08, 2022

LAN 500 Beginning Colloquial Tibetan

Click here to register. 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

13 10, 2021

LAN 514 Intermediate Colloquial Tibetan (continued)

LAN 514 Continuation of Intermediate Colloquial Tibetan {!{types field='start-date' style='text' format='F j, Y'}!}{!{/types}!}-{!{types field='end-date' style='text' format='F j, Y'}!}{!{/types}!} REGISTER NOW 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

12 10, 2021

LAN 531 Reading Tibetan Buddhist Literature (Semester 2)

REGISTER NOW Faculty: Mark Seibold  This course is a continuation of LAN530 and is similarly oriented towards reading Tibetan Buddhist texts and literature, largely from the Kagyü and Nyingma traditions. The class is structured as a translation committee. Each student is given an opportunity to read a passage aloud and offer their translation to the group. Then we collectively analyze the translation and discuss difficult points of phrasing and grammar in the context of the specific passage. Through this process the entire group benefits from the confusion and insights of each participant (inlcuding, at times, the instructor). Time is also alloted to studying Tibetan grammar using

12 10, 2021

LAN 504 Beginning Colloquial Tibetan (continued)

LAN 504  Continuing Beginning Colloquial Tibetan {!{types field='start-date' style='text' format='F j, Y'}!}{!{/types}!}-{!{types field='end-date' style='text' format='F j, Y'}!}{!{/types}!} REGISTER NOW Dates: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 6:00 - 7:30 pm Pacific Time, October 5 – December 17, 2022 Faculty: Nima Bhuti This is a continuation of the 2022 Summer Institute course. This course is oriented toward beginning Tibetan-language students who are interested in furthering their connections to the language. It assumes prior knowledge of colloquial Tibetan. Lessons this fall will include classes based on the material in the required text Speak Fluent Tibetan by Dr. Chok Tenzin Monlam Peltsok. Students will be conversing in class using material

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