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Beginners Tibetan Language Class: PART TWO with Tenzin Choephel


15 Sep 2019
4:30pm to 6:30pm

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Teacher: Tenzin Choephel
Anyone is welcome to attend this event!


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This course is the second part of an ongoing Tibetan Language class which strated in March. Only participants from the first part of this course OR people who can read and have some basic knowledge of Tibetan will be accepted on this course.

This class will focus mainly on continuiung to learn reading skills, basic grammar and vocabulary and after having completed this course one will be able to read the Tibetan script with more ease, know some vocabulary and basic grammar skills.  

The class will follow a Tibetan Language textbook called the Manual of Authentic Tibetan which was created by Tenzin Choephel the teacher of this class. This textbook will be an introduction to modern colloquial Tibetan where the lessons and excercises will be based on everyday situations that the speaker will encounter in real life. 

This class will take place on the 1st and 3rd Sunday from September to December from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

It is a requirement to pay for this course in advance and the cost for all 8 classes is £130. This will mainly cover Tenzin's fee and travel expenses as he will be travelling back and forth from Oxford which is a four hour round trip. 

The textbook for this course can be purchased from the shop. It costs £25. You will need a textbook to take part in the course.

There will need to be a minimum of 10 people for the class to take place. 

Tenzin Choephel

About Tenzin Choephel

Tenzin Choephel was born and raised in Tibet and then subsequently traveled to India to receive further education. In total Tenzin spent ten years of his life as a Buddhist monk which gave him the opportunity to study the Buddhist philosophy deeply. 

He received a BA in Buddhist studies from Drepung Loseling Monastery and a BA in Tibetan Studies from the College for Higher Tibetan studies. Tenzin's goal at present is to preserve the beautiful Tibetan Language by teaching the language to others.

Tenzin was a Tibetan History and Culture Teacher at the College for Higher Tibetan Sutdies and also spent two years designing and delivering the Tibetan Language class at Thosamling Institue in India. He has also composed a Tibetan Language book called the Manual of Authentic Tibetan which is what he uses as a basis for delivering his Tibetan Language classes at present.

At present he is currently studying for a Masters degree in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies at the University of Oxford.