Promoting and advancing Tibetan language and culture worldwide

 

Welcome to
Loplao

Designed to sup­port learners of all levels and back­grounds, we believe our online resources provide the tools required to learn Tibetan lan­guage and sus­tain engage­ment with the Tibetan cul­ture in the most enjoy­able way.

Tibetan Language Classes

Enjoy les­sons with exper­i­enced Tibetan tutors online and improve quickly with les­sons tailored to your interests and level.

Loplao offers a wealth of oppor­tun­ity for all the Tibetan lan­guage learners. Courses include everything from day-to-day col­lo­qui­al Tibetan to the more spe­cial­ized style and vocab­u­lary found in clas­sic­al Tibetan scrip­tures and Buddhist philo­soph­ic­al texts. No mat­ter what your level or focus might be—we have a course for you. We are proud to draw upon our years of study and teach­ing exper­i­ence as well as our rich col­lec­tion of texts and source mater­i­als that make lan­guage learn­ing fun and inter­est­ing. We  focus on all four lan­guage skills—reading, writ­ing, speak­ing, and listen­ing to help you reach your per­son­al lan­guage learn­ing goals. We look for­ward to meet­ing you soon!

Tibetan Studies

Explor­ing all aspects of Tibetan his­tory and society

Tibetan STUDIES

Explor­ing all aspects of Tibetan his­tory and society

Resources

SINCE LOPLAO’S INCEPTION IN 2017 WE HAVE GATHEred A BROAD RANGE OF RESOURCES TO AID YOU IN YOUR TIBETAN LANGUAGE LEARNING ENDEAVORS. BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR WEEKLY INSTAGRAM SHORTS AND LATEST BLOG ENTRIES

Click on any of the links to learn more

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Translations

LopLao is work­ing closely togeth­er with Tib Shelf—an open plat­form to access a grow­ing cache of trans­lated Tibetan texts across a vast array of time peri­ods and genres. Through an inclus­ive and col­lab­or­at­ive approach, we strive to save oth­er­wise for­got­ten trans­la­tions and sup­port the pre­ser­va­tion of Tibetan His­tory, Cul­ture and Wisdom.

To see some of our stu­dents’ trans­la­tions head over to Tibshelf.org

Textbooks

Com­ing soon!

Upcoming Events

Why Loplao?

Hear from our stu­dents first-hand

EasyT­ibetan ran a won­der­ful, intense learn­ing exper­i­ence and always went the extra mile to make sure that all stu­dents were accom­mod­ated as much as pos­sible, in light of our dif­fer­ent learn­ing needs and abil­it­ies. The text we used is one of the best lan­guage-learn­ing texts I’ve seen yet, and I highly recom­mend this course.

Riam­sara Kuyakan­on Knapp

As a com­plete begin­ner, I found the Col­lo­qui­al Tibetan Sum­mer School a won­der­ful exper­i­ence. The teach­er was so gen­er­ous in his teach­ing, and, with his patient encour­age­ment, by the end of the fort­night I was begin­ning to decode this most bewil­der­ing of writ­ten lan­guages. I fully recom­mend the course to any­one will­ing to ‘try hard’, and would myself hap­pily return year after year.

Jenny Skene

The teach­er was a very patient ded­ic­ated instruct­or; the course was well organ­ized with drills in each of the areas of speak­ing, listen­ing, read­ing, and writ­ing; and I greatly enjoyed get­ting to know my very diverse class­mates as well as enga­ging in the fre­quent cul­tur­al activ­it­ies.  My skills improved in con­crete and last­ing ways, and I had fun every single day.

Paul Sir­eci

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