The Heart of Tibetan Language - Text Book and Exercise Book
Few people can make a difficult subject easy. Yet Franziska has, through both her great love of the Tibetan Language and culture, and of teaching, made learning Tibetan both a joy and an inspired journey. Through her meticulous research and years of teaching around the world, countless students have gone from zero to mastering the Tibetan language. Appreciating the profound and subtle aspects of the language, Franziska has generously provided a multitude of ways to learn. We at both the Sarnath International Nyingma Institute and Dharma Publishing are thus delighted to be part of such a precious addition to the field of Tibetan language learning!
Tsering Gellek, on behalf of Tarthang Tulku, March 23, 2021.
The Heart of Tibetan Language
A Synthesis of Indigenous Grammar and Contemporary Learning Methodology
This innovative course book provides learners with a most effective way to gain a deep understanding of the Tibetan mindset. The Heart of Tibetan Language may just change how you view yourself and the world, as you learn the basics of how to communicate in colloquial Tibetan.
Franziska Oertle's novel approach, introduces you to the indigenous notions, logic and categorizations used by Tibetans themselves, combining them with a student-centered, contemporary learning methodology.
Offering a variety of exercises for each lesson of the textbook, it provides optimal methods and opportunities to practice the four language skills: listening, reading, speaking and grammar. The exercises are skillfully designed to be engaging and enjoyable.
Every lesson contains a topic of grammar and conversation, with related exercises. Topics of conversation are typical themes for beginning language learners, such as: introducing yourself, family, food, weather, free time, shopping, etc. These are interwoven with the basic grammar concepts required to have a simple conversation in the three times (tenses), including imperatives.
In addition to being motivating and friendly, the colorful layout of the pages represent the elements, as well as the colors of the Tibetan prayer flags. In this way, we are reminded how fortunate we are to have this precious opportunity to study the Tibetan language.
Text Book ISBN: 9780898002331 252 pages
Exercise Book ISBN: 9780898002362 150 pages
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