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