Language Learning

The UBC Himalaya Program offers intensive Nepali and Tibetan language & community-engaged learning opportunities each summer

The UBC Himalaya Program offers two-week, 3-credit intensive introductory language courses in Nepali and Tibetan in early summer every year. These are community-engaged courses that blend classroom instruction with experiential learning off-campus at Nepali and Tibetan community sites in the Lower Mainland. Dates for Summer 2019 will be announced soon.

The Nepali and Tibetan language classes emphasize developing oral competency and speaking using relevant vocabulary in the first week, in order to create a foundation for basic grammar and sentence structures introduced in the second week. Through these courses, students began to learn the Nepali and Tibetan script.

Click on the sections below to view course descriptions from our Summer 2018 courses:

ASTU 204E 001 (Nepali)

A two-week intensive introductory Nepali language course offered by UBC Himalaya Program in April-May 2018. This was a community-engaged course that blended classroom instruction with experiential learning off-campus at Nepali community sites in the Lower Mainland. The instructor of this unique program was Mr. Binod Shrestha.

ASTU 204F 001 (Tibetan)

A two-week intensive introductory Tibetan language course offered by UBC Himalaya Program in April-May 2018. This was a community-engaged course that blended classroom instruction with experiential learning off-campus at Tibetan community sites in the Lower Mainland. The instructor of this unique program was Mr. Sonam Chusang.


Testimonials

To read more about the unique student experience in these immersive, community-engagement portion of our courses, please visit our Student Experience page.

These courses are supported by the Faculty of Arts Dean's Office, a Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund grant, and a grant from the Centre for Community Engaged Learning.