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 2020 - 2021 program year is as follows: 

Dates Courses Taken Weekly Class Hrs.
June 10 - August 6, 2020  Intermediate/Advanced Summer Course 20

August 31 - December 18  (Exams December 14 - 18) (no classes during reading week, dates TBA)

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 19- January 3, 2021 Holiday - no classes  
January 4- 15 Translation Seminar I 10

January 18 - April 30 (Exams April 26 - 30)

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 3 - 28 Translation Seminar II 10
  Translation Practicum (optional)