Nepal

Nepali Language (Beginning & Intermediate)

Build your Nepali language skills with a nine-week online course taught by experienced Nepali language instructors.

At a Glance

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None

Dates

Jan 25 ‎– Mar 26

Program Countries

Nepal

Program Base

Online

Critical Global Issue of Study

Identity & Human Resilience

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Overview

Please note that SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, however, SIT may have to change or cancel programs.

This Nepali language program is designed to immerse you in Nepali language, culture, and food habits. Each interactive lesson builds your confidence and capacity to understand and speak the Nepali language. This nine-week online course is designed to combine both synchronous and asynchronous learning on grammar, sentence structure, and basic communication skills. Students who have a background in Nepali language will build on those skills to attain higher levels of speaking and comprehension.

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.

Highlights

  • Learn and practice Nepali with experienced teachers.
  • Make rapid progress developing speaking proficiency.
  • Small group classes in a dynamic learning environment.
  • Individualized attention and support.

Prerequisites

Through oral proficiency testing you will be placed in beginning, or intermediate 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 Nepali language study spread over nine weeks 
  • Daily homework, small group projects, and frequent quizzes
  • Oral proficiency tests at the beginning and end of each program, and midterm and final exams 

Beginning Nepali

Beginning Nepali – syllabus
(NEPA 1003 – 1503 Online Course / 3 Credits)

Intermediate Nepali

Intermediate Nepali – syllabus
(NEPA 2003 – 2503 Online Course / 3 Credits)

Faculty & Staff

Nepal: Nepali Language (Beginning & Intermediate)

Suman Pant, PhD
Academic Director
Mina K. Rana
Language Director and Student Services Coordinator
Chandra Rana
Senior Language Instructor and Excursion Coordinator
Sanjib Kumar Pokhrel
Senior Language Instructor, Homestay Coordinator, and Librarian

Discover the Possibilities

  • Cost & Financial Aid

    The tuition for this program is $1,080. You may be able to use financial aid from your home school, if applicable. Contact your study abroad, advising or financial aid office for more information. SIT Admissions is also available for questions.