TLAN 103: Colloquial Tibetan I

This course introduces students to the basics of spoken Tibetan. Basic sentence structure is taught and students begin building a vocabulary of colloquial words and phrases. Basic grammatical concepts unique to spoken Tibetan are introduced and illustrated. Emphasis is placed upon active learning, with students using techniques such as role-playing in order to develop confidence in speaking. In classes, students are given the opportunity to practice their skills privately or in small groups with a native Tibetan speaker.


No course prerequisites exist, but familiarity with the Tibetan alphabet is assumed.