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.