NLAN 101: Nepali I

This course introduces students to basic patterns of spoken and written Nepali centering on various situational examples. Students learn the Devanāgarī script and basic sentence structure and begin building a vocabulary of colloquial words and phrases. Basic grammatical concepts of spoken Nepali are introduced and illustrated. Emphasis is placed on active learning, with students using techniques such as role-playing in order to develop confidence in speaking. During classes students are given the opportunity to practice their skills privately or in small groups with a native Nepali speaker.