About Us

LopLao (Easy Tibetan) was estab­lished to pro­mote and advance Tibetan lan­guage and cul­ture world­wide. It was foun­ded in 2019 by Ten­zin Cho­ep­h­el and Dr Rachael Grif­fiths, who were con­cerned by the lack of resources avail­able to Tibetan lan­guage learners; espe­cially mem­bers of the Tibetan dia­spora, for whom this lan­guage provides a cru­cial link to their cul­tur­al heritage.

Mov­ing bey­ond tra­di­tion­al tools like text­books, LopLao hopes to expand oppor­tun­it­ies to learn Tibetan through cre­at­ing var­ied, rich, and enga­ging resources. We aim to offer a vari­ety of learn­ing exper­i­ences like bite-size social media con­tent, one-to-one online les­sons with nat­ive speak­ers, You­Tube videos, and blog posts. These addi­tion­al formats offer flex­ib­il­ity, help keep learners engaged, and improve con­ver­sa­tion, read­ing, and listen­ing comprehension.

Designed to sup­port learners of all levels and back­grounds, includ­ing mem­bers of the dia­spora, we believe our online pro­vi­sion provides the tools required for learn­ing and sus­tain­ing engage­ment with Tibetan.