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Virtual Nepali Language (All Levels)

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

At a Glance





Language of Study


Language Levels

Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced


Jun 12 – Jul 21

Program Countries


Program Base


Critical Global Issue of Study

Identity & Human Resilience

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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 six-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 22.5 hours per week to this course over a six-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 direct instruction, drills, and conversation exercises with language teachers. The frequency, duration, and scheduling of synchronous sessions will be determined together with instructors and class participants during the first week of the course.

Asynchronous activities may include 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.


  • 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.


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


Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively in Nepali in a variety of speaking and listening situations.
  • Understand most native speakers when they speak clearly on familiar topics.
  • Have informal conversation on day-to-day topics using past, present, and future tense.
  • Express feelings, opinions and emotions using a more extensive vocabulary.
  • Demonstrate socio-linguistic skill by using common expressions, idioms, and sayings.
  • Read signs in Nepali script and navigate directions using Nepali language.
  • Demonstrate appropriate language skills growth as relevant to starting level including conducting in-depth interviews with native speakers on a research topic and reading Nepali newspapers, magazines, and literature for advanced students.

Read more about Program Learning Outcomes.


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.

The syllabi can be useful for students, faculty, and study abroad offices in assessing credit transfer. Read more about credit transfer.

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 six 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 

Nepali (Online)

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

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

Advanced Nepali – syllabus
(NEPA 3003 – 3503 Online Course / 3 Credits)

Faculty & Staff

Nepal: Virtual Nepali Language (All Levels)

Sanjib Kumar Pokhrel
Senior Language Instructor, Homestay Coordinator, and Librarian
Chandra Rana
Language Director and Student Services Coordinator

Discover the Possibilities

  • Cost & Scholarships

    The tuition for this program is $989. 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.