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REGULAR TIBETAN LANGUAGE COURSES

REGULAR TIBETAN LANGUAGE COURSES
  1. Basic Tibetan Language Course:Beginning with the alphabet, vowels and combinations of letters, students learn the fundamental structure of the language, how to make simple sentences and so forth. The aim at this level is to train students in reading and simple conversation.

    Time : 9:00 am – 100:00 am

    Teacher: Acharya Pema Khando

    Subsitute :Dr. Chok and Ani Norzom

    Textbooks:

    1. Tsetan Chonjore’s Colloquial Tibetan: A Textbook of the Lhasa Dialect (LTWA publication)
    2. Dr. Chok’s A Standard Tibetan Pronunciation (not yet published)
  2. Intermediate Tibetan Language Course:The intermediate course is a stepping-stone to the upper intermediate course. Students in this course reinforce and extend their command of Tibetan grammar and idioms. The main aim of this class is to help students become confident in Tibetan.

    Time : 9:00 am – 100:00 am

    Teacher: Nyima Deckyi

    Subsitute :Ani Norzom and Dhadon

    Textbooks:

    1. Lobsang Thonden’s Modern Tibetan Language, Vol. 1 (LTWA publication)
    2. My Land and My People
    3. Folklore: a Tibetan textbook (not yet published)
    4. Yangchen Drupe Dorjee’s Legs bshad ljon dbang
  3. Higher Intermediate Tibetan Language Course:In this course, Tibetan grammar and honorific words are taught. The class also touches on aspects of Tibetan culture and religion to provide students with a basis for discussing Buddhism in Tibetan.

    Time : 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Teacher: Acharya Pema Khando

    Subsitute : Nyima Dekyi and Acharya Sonam Gyatso

    Textbooks:

    1. Geshe Thupten Sopa’s Lectures on Tibetan Religion and Culture(LTWA publication)
    2. Ngeton Gyatso’s bsTon pa’i mdzad rnam gsal ba’i me long (LTWA publication)
    3. Thupten Chokdrup’s Bod kyi sgra rig pa’i gnas la dpyod pa bsal ba’i me long (LTWA publication)
    4. Byis pa dag yig (An Orthography for Children)