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University of Virginia:Summer Session in Tibetan

University of Virginia

Dates:
June 11-August 8, 2002

Overview:
Students are offered two years (12 U.Va. credit hours) of Tibetan in an intensive, total immersion atmosphere. The program will focus on modern spoken and written Tibetan according to the Central Tibetan dialect using a draft translation of Nicolas Tournadre and Sangdak Dorje's Manual of Standard Tibetan, and oriented towards producing hearing and speaking proficiency. In addition, it will utilize new multimedia materials being developed by the Digital Tibetan Language Learning Resources from original film shot in Tibet. The last unit of the summer will then offer a bridge to classical literary Tibetan on the basis of mastery of modern Tibetan. The program represents a new system that departs from the previous model used up until last year at Virginia.

The drill instructor will be a native Tibetan speaker, while a second native Tibetan speaker will live with interested students in the Tibetan Language House (to which all students will have access) and will be available daily from 5-9pm. Cultural group activities are held during the evenings, as well as sessions to reinforce the days lessons.

Contact Information:
Summer Language Institute
P.O. Box 400161
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4161
Phone: (434) 924-3371
Fax: (434) 924-1483
E-mail: uvasli@virginia.edu
Website: http://www.virginia.edu/%7Esummer/sfli.html

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