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 2016 - 2017 program year is as follows:

Dates Courses Taken Weekly Class Hrs.
June 8 - August 5, 2016 Intermediate/Advanced Summer Course 20

August 29 - December 16
Exams December 12 - 16)

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

3
  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 16 - January 1, 2017 Holiday - no classes  
January 2 - 13 Translation Seminar I 10

January 16 - May 26
(Exams April 24 - 28)

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 1 - 26 Translation Seminar II 10
May 29 - 2 June Translation Practicum (optional)