The Trikāya Tibetan Language Academy

Course Catalogue

Courses of varying length are available, ranging up to 700 total class hours.

Below are two charts listing all the Tibetan courses currently offered. The learning track and total class hours for each course are displayed in the first chart, and the proficiency levels, subject of study and total class hours for each course are displayed in the second chart.

COURSE TITLELEARNING TRACKTOTAL CLASS HOURS
Introductory SessionIntroduction to Studying with the Trikāya Tibetan Language Academy1 hr.
Tibetan Mini-CourseChoose one:
1) Introduction to Classical Tibetan
2) Introduction to Colloquial Tibetan
3) Introduction to Modern Literary Tibetan
10 hrs.
Short Personalized Tibetan CourseChoose one:
1) Classical Tibetan 101
2) Colloquial Tibetan 101
3) Modern Literary Tibetan 101
20 hrs.
Classical Tibetan Crash CourseIntensive Religious and Cultural Textual Readings30 hrs.
Modern Literary Tibetan Crash Course Intensive Biographical and Poetic Contemporary Readings40 hrs.
Colloquial Tibetan Crash Course AIntensive Ü-Tsang Dialect (Central Tibetan): Grammar and Vocabulary50 hrs.
Colloquial Tibetan Crash Course B Intensive Exile Dialect (Refugee Tibetan): Grammar and Vocabulary 50 hrs.
Medium Personalized Tibetan CourseChoose one:
1) Classical Tibetan: All the Essentials
2) Colloquial Tibetan: All the Essentials
3) Modern Literary: All the Essentials
60 hrs.
Full Semester Tibetan Language Courses (Tibetan I, II, II, IV)Choose one:
1) Proficiency in Classical Tibetan (I, II, III, IV)
2) Proficiency in Colloquial Tibetan (I, II, III, IV)
3) Proficiency in Modern Literary Tibetan (I, II, III, IV)
70 hrs.
Extensive Personalized Tibetan CourseChoose one:
1) Comprehensive Classical Tibetan
2) Comprehensive Colloquial Tibetan
3) Comprehensive Modern Literary Tibetan
80 hrs.
Interdisciplinary Tibetan Studies Customized CourseChoose one:
1) Classical Tibetan Literacy & Digital Research Methods Concentration
2) Colloquial Tibetan Fluency & Contemporary Tibetan Idioms Concentration
3) Modern Literary Tibetan Reading Skills & News Media Concentration
100 hrs.
Tibetan Translator Training Course: Advanced Level Students (1000-5000 hours of previous study)Choose one:
1) Textual Translation Specialization
2) Oral Interpretation Specialization
3) English to Tibetan Literary Translation Specialization
200 hrs.
Tibetan Translator Training Course: Intermediate Level Students (100-1000 hours of previous study) Choose one:
1) Textual Translation Specialization
2) Oral Interpretation Specialization
3) English to Tibetan Literary Translation Specialization
300 hrs.
Tibetan Translator Training Course: Beginner Level Students (0-100 hours of previous study)Choose one:
1) Textual Translation Specialization
2) Oral Interpretation Specialization
3) English to Tibetan Literary Translation Specialization
400 hrs.
Lotsawa’s Apprentice Course (Total Translation Training): Advanced Level Students (1000-5000 hours of previous study)Choose one:
1) Textual Translation Specialization
2) Oral Interpretation Specialization
3) English to Tibetan Literary Translation Specialization
500 hrs.
Lotsawa’s Apprentice Course (Total Translation Training): Intermediate Level Students (100-1000 hours of previous study)Choose one:
1) Textual Translation Specialization
2) Oral Interpretation Specialization
3) English to Tibetan Literary Translation Specialization
600 hrs.
Lotsawa’s Apprentice Course (Total Translation Training): Beginner Level Students (0-100 hours of previous study)Choose one:
1) Textual Translation Specialization
2) Oral Interpretation Specialization
3) English to Tibetan Literary Translation Specialization
700 hrs.
Learning track and total number of class hours for each course offered by the Trikāya Tibetan Language Academy.

COURSE TITLESTUDENT LEVELSSUBJECT OF STUDY
Introductory SessionAnyIntroductory 1 hour class
Tibetan Mini-Course BeginnerChoose one:
1) Classical Tibetan
2) Colloquial Tibetan
3) Modern Literary Tibetan
Short Personalized Tibetan Course Beginner, Intermediate & AdvancedChoose one:
1) Classical Tibetan
2) Colloquial Tibetan
3) Modern Literary Tibetan
Classical Tibetan Crash Course Beginner & Intermediate Classical Tibetan
Modern Literary Tibetan Crash Course Beginner & IntermediateModern Literary Tibetan
Colloquial Tibetan Crash Course ABeginner & Intermediate Colloquial Tibetan
Colloquial Tibetan Crash Course BBeginner & Intermediate Colloquial Tibetan
Medium Personalized Tibetan Course Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Choose one:
1) Classical Tibetan
2) Colloquial Tibetan
3) Modern Literary Tibetan
Full Semester Tibetan Language Courses (Tibetan I, II, II, IV) Beginner, Intermediate & AdvancedChoose one:
1) Classical Tibetan
2) Colloquial Tibetan
3) Modern Literary Tibetan
Extensive Personalized Tibetan Course Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Choose one:
1) Classical Tibetan
2) Colloquial Tibetan
3) Modern Literary Tibetan
Interdisciplinary Tibetan Studies Customized CourseBeginner, Intermediate & AdvancedChoose one:
1) Classical Tibetan
2) Colloquial Tibetan
3) Modern Literary Tibetan
Tibetan Translator Training Course: Advanced Level Students (1000-5000 hours of previous study)AdvancedChoose one:
1) Classical Tibetan
2) Colloquial Tibetan
3) Modern Literary Tibetan
Tibetan Translator Training Course: Intermediate Level Students (100-1000 hours of previous study)IntermediateChoose one:
1) Classical Tibetan
2) Colloquial Tibetan
3) Modern Literary Tibetan
Tibetan Translator Training Course: Beginner Level Students (0-100 hours of previous study) Beginner Choose one:
1) Classical Tibetan
2) Colloquial Tibetan
3) Modern Literary Tibetan
Lotsawa’s Apprentice Course (Total Translation Training): Advanced Level Students (1000-5000 hours of previous study) Advanced Choose one:
1) Classical Tibetan
2) Colloquial Tibetan
3) Modern Literary Tibetan
Lotsawa’s Apprentice Course (Total Translation Training): Intermediate Level Students (100-1000 hours of previous study) Intermediate Choose one:
1) Classical Tibetan
2) Colloquial Tibetan
3) Modern Literary Tibetan
Lotsawa’s Apprentice Course (Total Translation Training): Beginner Level Students (0-100 hours of previous study) Beginner Choose one:
1) Classical Tibetan
2) Colloquial Tibetan
3) Modern Literary Tibetan
Student levels and subject of study for each course offered by the Trikāya Tibetan Language Academy.

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