Course Overview

Courses in the program are a combination of regular RYI language classes and individual translator training classes specifically designed for the Translator Training Program. Approximate class hours are 20-25 per week. The schedule of classes for the 2018 - 2019 program year is as follows:

Dates Courses Taken Weekly Class Hrs.
June 13 - August 10, 2018 Intermediate/Advanced Summer Course 20

September 3rd - December 21  (Exams December 17 - 21)

Classical Tibetan III (2nd year course) or Translation Project I (3rd year course)

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  Colloquial Tibetan V or VII 5
  Tibetan Philosophical Discourse I 5
  Translation Training I 5 - 7.5
  Reading, Writing Practice 1.5
  Dharma Conversation 4
  Translation Methodology I 1.5
December 22- January 6, 2017 Holiday - no classes  
January 7- 18 Translation Seminar I 10

January 21 - May 3 (Exams April 29 - May 3)

Classical Tibetan IV or Translation Project II 3
  Colloquial Tibetan VI or VIII 5
  Tibetan Philosophical Discourse II 5
  Translation Training II 5 - 7.5
  Dharma Conversation 5
  Translation Methodology II 1.5
May 6 - 31 Translation Seminar II 10
  Translation Practicum (optional)