The aim of this course is to refine the students’ ability to communicate clearly and correctly in Colloquial Tibetan and to augment their understanding of the language by drawing links between colloquial usages and classical grammar. This course also further emphasizes the correct and natural use of honorific language. The first section of the semester is devoted to reviewing and refining knowledge from previous courses and to teaching a traditional presentation of the grammar of Classical Tibetan as it is related to the colloquial language. Students then read material that combines the usage of colloquial and classical language and discuss that material in class. Homework includes translation and composition exercises and preparation of short talks and presentations.