Nepal

Tibetan Language (Beginning & Intermediate)

Develop and expand your Tibetan language skills at all levlels through this unique online course with experienced Tibetan language instructors.

At a Glance

Credits

3

Prerequisites

None

Language of Study

Tibetan

Language Levels

Beginning, Intermediate

Dates

Jul 12 ‎– Jul 30

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.

Study Tibetan online with experienced Tibetan language instructors to 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 intensive conversation practice.

Students will be expected to devote approximately 22.5 hours to synchronous and asynchronous activities per week over a six-week period. The course schedule is flexible to accommodate a variety of student schedules and time zones. Synchronous sessions may include direct instruction, drills, and conversation exercises with language teachers. The frequency, duration, and scheduling of synchronous sessions will be scheduled together with instructors and class participants during the first week of the course.  Asynchronous activities may include approximately practice exercises, small group projects, discussion boards, and completion of 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

  • 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.
  • Decipher critical Tibetan and Himalayan political and religious concepts.

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.

 

 

 

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Program Components

  • 45 hours of online Tibetan language study over 6 weeks
  • Combination of synchronous class time and asynchronous activities and assignments
  • Individualized tutoring with language partners
  • Oral proficiency tests at the beginning and end of program, and midterm and final exams

Tibetan (Online)

Beginning Tibetan – syllabus
(TIBE1003-1503 / 3 credits)

Intermediate Tibetan – syllabus
(TIBE2003-2503 / 3 credits)

Faculty & Staff

Nepal: Tibetan Language (Beginning & Intermediate)

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
Hubert Decleer, MA

Discover the Possibilities

  • Cost & Financial Aid

    The tuition for this program is $960. 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.