This course is for those students who already have some established grounding in colloquial Tibetan. The focus will be to gain further fluency in reading, speaking, and listening to Tibetan using the Central Tibetan dialect.

Required Texts: 

The Heart of Tibetan Language by Franziska Oertle, and its associated exercise book (print available from KTD’s Namse Bangdzo bookstore and ebook available from Tibetan Library). Once we complete Vol I, we plan to continue with Vol II and will provide students with the necessary material if it’s not available in print.


Students should be familiar with the contents of the Heart of Tibetan Language Vol I up through at least Chapter 8 or equivalent.