Tibetan Language Winter School from Oxford 

Easyt­ibetan (སློབ་སློའོ།) is proud to launch its first winter school. Due to Cov­id-19, it will be online from Oxfrod.  This three-week intens­ive course con­sists of daily classes on Tibetan lan­guage. We offer three dif­fer­ent levels: Begin­ners, Pre-inter­me­di­ate and Inter­me­di­ate. This course aims to build a found­a­tion for accel­er­ated lan­guage learn­ing and under­stand­ing of Tibetan cul­ture and Buddhist philo­sophy. For more details see below.

Mani

Beginners Course

3‑week class

INTENSIVE TIBETAN

LENGTH:  4th to 22nd Janu­ary
LEVEL: Ele­ment­ary
MINIMUM AGE: 15 years old
HOURS: 2‑hour les­sons (two les­sons per day)
SIZE: Aver­age 10, max­im­um of 15 stu­dents.
TIMETABLE: Monday-Fri­day, morn­ing and after­noon.
FEE: £250

Pre-intermediate Course

3‑week class

INTENSIVE TIBETAN

LENGTH:  4th to 22nd Janu­ary
LEVEL: Pre-inter­me­di­ate
MINIMUM AGE: 15 years old
HOURS: 2‑hour les­sons (two les­sons per day)
SIZE: Aver­age 10, max­im­um of 15 stu­dents.
TIMETABLE: Monday-Fri­day, morn­ing and after­noon.
FEE: £250

Intermediate Course

3‑week class

INTENSIVE TIBETAN

LENGTH:  4th to 22nd Janu­ary
LEVEL: Inter­me­di­ate
MINIMUM AGE: 15 years old
HOURS: 2‑hour les­sons (two les­sons per day)
SIZE: Aver­age 10, max­im­um of 15 stu­dents.
TIMETABLE: Monday-Fri­day, morn­ing and after­noon.
FEE: £250

 

Tibetan Language Summer School at Oxford

EasyT­ibetan organ­ises two Intens­ive Tibetan Lan­guage Sum­mer Schools, based in Oxford (July – August 2020). The course con­sists of daily lec­tures on Tibetan lan­guage and cul­ture, ran­ging from Buddhism to Tibetan his­tory and civil­isa­tion. With a par­tic­u­lar focus on cre­at­ing com­plete lan­guage and cul­tur­al immer­sion, this course aims to cre­ate a found­a­tion for accel­er­ated lan­guage learning.

Learn­ing the Tibetan lan­guage enables one to access the vast can­on of Buddhist lit­er­at­ure pre­served in Tibetan, with a unique range of texts many of which have been lost in their Indi­an ori­gin­als.  It also cre­ates an entry point into under­stand­ing the Tibetan world­view, with its imbibed Buddhist sens­ib­il­it­ies. Hence, this intens­ive course is ideal for aca­dem­ics or research stu­dents in Tibetan stud­ies, par­tic­u­larly who are about to under­take eth­no­graph­ic field­work. How­ever, this course is designed for  Buddhist prac­ti­tion­ers as well.

We also wel­come those who are simply inter­ested in the Tibetan lan­guage and cul­ture, or who want to learn some Tibetan before trav­el­ling to Tibetan speak­ing areas.

 

Online Tibetan Language Summer School at Oxford 2020

Mani

Beginners Course

3‑week class

INTENSIVE TIBETAN

VENUE: Online
LENGTH: Three Weeks (20 July to 7th August)
LEVEL: Elementary/Intermediate/introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
MINIMUM AGE: 15 years old
HOURS: 1‑hour les­sons (two les­sons per day )
SIZE: Aver­age 10, max­im­um of 15 stu­dents.
TIMETABLE: Monday-Fri­day, morn­ing and after­noon.
FEE: £250

Intermediate Course

3‑week class

INTENSIVE TIBETAN

VENUE: Online
LENGTH: Three Weeks (20 July to 7th August)
LEVEL: Ele­ment­ary
MINIMUM AGE: 15 years old
HOURS: 1‑hour les­sons (two les­sons per day )
SIZE: Aver­age 10, max­im­um of 15 stu­dents.
TIMETABLE: Monday-Fri­day, morn­ing and after­noon.
FEE: £250

 

 

Tibetan Language Summer School at Oxford

2 week class

INTENSIVE TIBETAN

A unique chance to exper­i­ence Tibetan cul­ture through its lan­guage at Oxford University

VENUE: Fac­ulty of Ori­ent­al Stud­ies, Oxford Uni­ver­sity
LENGTH: Two Weeks (22 July to 2 August)
LEVEL: Ele­ment­ary
MINIMUM AGE: 18 years old
HOURS: 2‑hour les­sons (two les­sons per day with an addi­tion­al hour-long even­ing les­son on Buddhism and cul­ture)
SIZE: Aver­age 10, max­im­um 15 stu­dents.
TIMETABLE: Monday-Fri­day, morn­ing and after­noon.
FEE: £375

 

 

What Our Students Say

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

Learn­ing Tibetan for Buddhism

I was excited to learn of the sum­mer­time Tibetan lan­guage pro­gram at Oxford because I was ready to take my very basic abil­ity to read Tibetan script to the next level and learn basic con­ver­sa­tion­al lan­guage skills.  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

Learn­ing Tibetan for Buddhism

The Tibetan Lan­guage Sum­mer School’s Intens­ive Tibetan pro­gram gave us a unique oppor­tun­ity to learn and exper­i­ence the Tibetan lan­guage in a very appeal­ing study envir­on­ment at the Uni­ver­sity of Oxford with a Tibetan nat­ive speak­er. The lan­guage classes were held in a friendly spir­it with a small num­ber of stu­dents and the teach­er­’s approach was very stu­dent-focused. The lec­tures held in the after­noons on vari­ous top­ics sur­round­ing lan­guage, his­tory, reli­gion, lit­er­at­ure, polit­ics and even an intro­duc­tion to med­it­a­tion were inform­at­ive, open to ques­tions and nicely con­cluded the whole experience.

Linda Sza­bóová

Learn­ing Tibetan for aca­dem­ic studies

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

Learn­ing Tibetan for spir­itu­al practices