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REGULAR TIBETAN LANGUAGE COURSES

1. Basic Tibetan Language Course:

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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 – 10:00 AM
Teacher: Acharya Pema Khando
Subsitute : Dr. Chok and Acharya Ani Norzom

Textbooks:

  • Tsetan Chonjore’s Colloquial Tibetan: A Textbook of the Lhasa Dialect (LTWA publication)
  • Dr. Chok’s A Standard Tibetan Pronunciation (not yet published)
  • Franziska Oertle’s The Heart of Tibetan Language (LTWA publication)

2. Intermediate Tibetan Language Course:

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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 – 10:00 AM
Teacher: Paldon Tsomo
Subsitute : Thupten Gyaltsen and Dhadon

Textbooks:

  • Lobsang Thonden’s Modern Tibetan Language, Vol. 1 (LTWA publication)
  • His Holiness Dalai Lama’s biography Freedom in Exile (LTWA publication)
  • Folklore: a Tibetan textbook (not yet published)
  • Yangchen Drupe Dorjee’s Legs bshad ljon dbang

3. Higher Intermediate Tibetan Language Course:

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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 : Paldon Tsomo and Phurbu Dolma

Textbooks:

  • Geshe Thupten Sopa’s Lectures on Tibetan Religion and Culture(LTWA publication)
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s biography Freedom in Exile
  • Thupten Chokdrup’s Bod kyi sgra rig pa’i gnas la dpyod pa bsal ba’i me long (LTWA publication)
  • Ngeton Gyatso’s bsTon pa’i mdzad rnam gsal ba’i me long (LTWA publication)