The Heart of Tibetan Language Volume 2 - Textbook and Exercise Book
A Synthesis of Indigenous Grammar and Contemporary Learning Methodology
This second Volume introduces you to the fascinating world of intermediate Tibetan grammar and conversation. When studying this textbook, you will explore and learn many indispensable and interesting intermediate-level grammar tools, read and listen to authentic dialogues, learn relevant vocabulary, enjoy curious cultural information, laugh at Tibetan jokes, and enjoy hearing award-winning Tibetan songs in every lesson. At the end of each lesson, a set of rubrics supports your evaluation of the learning process and enhances your meta-cognitive skills.
Offering a variety of exercises for each lesson of the textbook, the Exercises provide optimal methods and opportunities for practicing the three language skills: speaking, listening, and reading. The exercises are skillfully designed to be engaging and enjoyable.
All the lesson's exercises contain a section of grammar and conversation. The themes of the conversation sections are interwoven with intermediate grammar concepts (such as the conditional, reported speech, modal verbs, nominalizers, and so forth), which are required for employing a considerable degree of complexity in conversations
About the Author
Upon her first encounter with His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama in 2005,
Franziska Oertle dreamed of understanding his teachings in Tibetan. She left her teaching job in Switzerland and moved to Kathmandu, Nepal. There, Franziska began teaching colloquial Tibetan, while studying Buddhist Philosophy and Himalayan Languages at Rangjung Yeshe Institute.
While co-teaching with a Tibetan native-speaking colleague, her passion developed for the Tibetan way of explaining the language. She wrote her M.A. thesis on indigenous Tibetan grammar, and decided to write a 4-volume language textbook using that insider approach.
Over the past thirteen years, she has been teaching and developing Tibetan language curricula and programs at institutions throughout Nepal and India, as well as at the University of Virginia. She is currently designing and teaching Tibetan language courses both online and in person at The Sarnath International Nyingma Institute.
Text Book ISBN: 978-0-89800-308-6, 300 pages
Exercise Book ISBN: 978-0-89800-313-0, 164 pages