WLAN 101 : Nepal Bhasa I
This course introduces students to basic patterns of spoken Newar, or Nepal Bhasha, the indigenous language of Kathmandu Valley and its environs. At the introductory level students use the Devanāgarī script to enhance their understanding of Newar morphology. They will learn basic sentence structure and begin building a vocabulary of colloquial words and phrases. Basic grammatical concepts of spoken Newar are introduced and illustrated. Emphasis is placed on active learning, with students using techniques such as role-playing in order to develop confidence in speaking. Students are given the opportunity to practice their skills individually or in small groups with a native Newar speaker.