Open Educational Resource

Click below to be directed to “Introduction to the Nepali Language” and “Introduction to the Tibetan Language” respectively.
Introduction to the Nepali Language

Introduction to the Tibetan Language


Designed by UBC Himalaya Program and Asian Studies language instructors Binod Shrestha (Nepali) and Sonam Chusang (Tibetan) as self-paced, open access courses, these Open Educational Resources (OERs) offer learners a basic introduction to each language, with lessons on script, grammar, basic vocabulary, and guidance on how to carry out a basic conversation.

The development of the Nepali and Tibetan Open Educational Resources was made possible through funding from the Institute of Asian Research (IAR) at UBC’s School of Public Policy & Global Affairs and an UBCV OER Rapid Innovation Grant. The UBC Himalaya Program is grateful for additional support from the Centre for Community Engaged Learning (CCEL), Go Global, the Teaching and Learning Engagement Fund (TLEF), the Department of Asian Studies, and the Khyentse Foundation. Special thanks to Graduate Assistant Patrick Dowd and Undergraduate Work Learn Assistants James Binks and Belinda Suen for their support of this project.

Are you interested to learn more about the UBC Himalaya Program and community-engaged language courses in Nepali and Tibetan?

Click here to learn more about our Summer 2023 language courses, as well as an overview of the language courses in 2020, 2019, and 2018.

Click here to read an interview with Mark Turin and Patrick Dowd about the process behind receiving funding and creating these OERs.