Summer & Winter schools

Find the right learning track for you!

Our Tibetan Language Summer and Winter Schools are being delivered both online and in person. Check out the detials below. Information about future courses will be announced in due course.

Have a brief look at the different levels we offer and what topics are covered.

BEGINNER COURSE

This course covers the Tibetan alphabet, basic grammar, and essential vocabulary.

By the end of this course students will be:
familiar with the Tibetan alphabet and different consonant and vowel combinations be able to read simple Tibetan words

PRE-INTERMEDIATE COURSE

This course covers simple grammar, essential vocabulary, and basic spoken Tibetan.

By the end of this course students will be:able to identify and use simple grammatical structures
proficient with a Tibetan dictionary able to read quickly with correct pronunciation able to read short stories and media articles with simple grammar

INTERMEDIATE COURSE

The intermediate course is designed for those who have considerable knowledge of Tibetan language and grammar.

This course aims to:
broaden language skills introduce students to a rich and active vocabulary develop increasingly sophisticated reading translation skills through engaging with a range of texts

ADVANCED COURSE

The advanced course is designed for those who can confidently speak and understand Tibetan, and who wish to improve their reading and writing skills. The language of instruction will be in Tibetan only.

Students on this course will:

advance their reading and translation skills through engaging with a range of texts and topics, including Buddhist texts, newspapers, and contemporary literature focus on the extended writing process, where they are encouraged to plan and draft letters, blog posts, and simple essays in Tibetan

Summer Schools

 
Our 2024  Tibetan Language Summer School is being delivered both online and in person at Oxford.  Application is now open and if you have any questions feel free to get in touch.

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VENUE: Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Oxford University
LENGTH: Two weeks (22nd July to August 2nd, 2024)
LEVELS: All (Pre-Intermediate and Advanced level students contact us before applying)
MINIMUM AGE: 18 years old
SIZE: Average 10, maximum 15 students
COURSE FEE: £395 (Students who apply before the 1st of June will get an early bird price of £350)
HOURS: 1:30-hour lessons (two lessons per day with an additional hour-long evening lesson on Buddhism and culture) 

Meal

The fee excludes meals, but Oxford has many restaurants and an international food market at reasonable prices

ACCOMMODATION

We provide no accommodation but can help you find lodging in the colleges and private houses.
Please check University Rooms, or The Depart

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VENUE: Online (zoom)
LENGTH: Two weeks (12th to 23rd August 2024)
LEVELS: All (Advanced level students get in touch before applying)  
MINIMUM AGE: 13 years old
SIZE: Average 10, maximum 15 students
COURSE FEE: £350 
HOURS: 1:30-hour lessons (two lessons per day with an additional hour-long evening lesson on Buddhism and culture) 

winter school

Applications for our 2024 online Winter School is now open and it closes on the 7th January. To guarantee your place, early application is advised. Check the timtable below for class hours. If you would like more information or have any questions, please get in touch.

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VENUE: Online (zoom)
LENGTH: 14 weeks and one class per week
LEVELS: Beginner and pre-intermediate levels 
MINIMUM AGE: 13 years old
SIZE: Average 10, maximum 15 students
COURSE FEE: £350 
HOURS: 1:30-hour lessons  (an addtional hour of conversional class for pre-intermediate students )

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