Nepal

Tibetan Language (All Levels)

Develop your Tibetan language skills through this unique online course with experienced Tibetan language instructors.

At a Glance

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None

Dates

Sep 14 ‎– Nov 15

Program Countries

Nepal

Program Base

Online, Nepal

Critical Global Issue of Study

Identity & Human Resilience

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Overview

Study Tibetan online with experienced Tibetan language instructors to rapidly build language skills through daily formal instruction. After an initial language proficiency assessment, you will be placed in a beginning, intermediate, or advanced class. During this course, you will develop oral comprehension and basic literacy skills through regular assignments, quizzes, and conversation practice.

Students will be expected to devote approximately 15 hours per week to this course over a nine-week period. The course schedule is flexible to accommodate a variety of student schedules and time zones and it integrates both synchronous and asynchronous activities. Synchronous sessions may include three hours per week with the language instructor(s) doing drills and practicing conversation. The frequency, duration, and scheduling of synchronous sessions will be determined together by instructors and class participants during the first week of the course.

Asynchronous activities may include approximately 10-12 hours per week on practice exercises, small group projects, discussion boards, and completing assignments. Students are required to demonstrate a strong online presence by participating in group discussions, answering questions, and interacting with course participants and staff.

In addition to this online course, SIT is also offering a three-week, supplementary, intensive Tibetan Language J-term immersion program in Kathmandu, Nepal. 

 

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in conversational Tibetan. 
  • Small-group language study and individualized tutoring.
  • Excellent teachers who connect classroom to practical applications.
  • Practice language skills through group discussions and activities.

Prerequisites

Through oral proficiency testing you will be placed in beginning, intermediate, or advanced classes.

Academics

Coursework

The following syllabi are representative of this program. Because courses develop and change over time to take advantage of dynamic learning opportunities, actual course content will vary from term to term.

Please expand the sections below to see detailed course information, including course codes, credits, overviews, and syllabi.

Program Components

  • 45 hours of online Tibetan language study spread over nine weeks in fall 2020 
  • Regular homework, individualized tutoring with language partners, and quizzes 
  • Oral proficiency tests at the beginning and end of each program, and midterm and final exams 

Beginning Tibetan

Beginning Tibetan – syllabus
(TIBE 1003 – 1503 Online Course / 3 Credits)

Intermediate Tibetan

Intermediate Tibetan – syllabus
(TIBE 2003 – 2503 Online Coursee / 3 Credits)

Advanced Tibetan

Advanced Tibetan – syllabus
(TIBE 3003 – 3503 Online Coursee / 3 Credits)

Faculty & Staff

Nepal: Tibetan Language (All Levels)

Isabelle Onians, PhD
Academic Director
Dhichen Wangmo
Homestay & Program Coordinator
Thupten Tsering
Language Instructor
Pasang Tsamchoe
Language Instructor
Ngawang Choegyal
Language Instructor
Patricia Owens
Program Coordinator
Pasang Rinzi Sherpa
Office and Finance Manager
Pavitra Paudyal, MA
Language Instructor

Discover the Possibilities

  • COST & SCHOLARSHIPS

    The tuition for this program is $1,080. Financial aid may apply. Contact your study abroad office or SIT Admissions for more information.