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Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia

Intermediate Modern Tibetan

Course Code:
155901290
Unit value:
1
Year of study:
Year 2
Taught in:
Full Year
This course builds on the foundations of the course in Elementary Modern Tibetan. It exercises all four skills. As with Elementary Modern Tibetan, students converse and practise the use of various grammatical constructions. Intermediate Modern Tibetan further introduces students to modern Tibetan literature and the modern novel.

Prerequisites

Elementary Modern Tibetan

Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

By the end of the course, students should be comfortable conversing in Tibetan and should be able to read passages from modern Tibetan literature.

Workload

A total of 22 weeks teaching with 3 hours classroom contact per week.

Method of assessment

One three-hour written examination in May/June (50%); one oral examination to be taken in May/June (30%); homework (10%); 2 mid term tests (5%); 2 end of term tests (5%).

Suggested reading

  • Lempert, M. A. 1996. Tibetan Newspaper Reader. Kensington: Dunwoody Press. 
  • Dpal ‘byor. 1985. Gtsug g.yu. Lhasa: Bod ljongs mi dmangs dpe skrun khang.