Nepali

For Fall Semester 2021 and Spring Semester 2022, Rangjung Yeshe Institute will continue to hold all classes online.   

The following courses are non-credit that you can directly register for without having to apply through one of RYI's undergraduate programs or non-degree program. This easy registration means a more direct application process without having to submit documentation that would generally be required for RYI's undergraduate programs and non-degree program, plus the application fee is waived. All undergraduate and non-degree courses for fall semester 2021 are listed on the right hand side of this page (the end of the page if you are on a mobile device. If you are interested in taking these courses for-credit you can do so by signing up to any of our undergraduate degree programs here. All undergraduate and non-degree courses for Fall semester 2021 are listed on the right hand side of this page (the end of the page if you are on a mobile device).

The Fall Semester runs from August 23 - December 17, 2021.

No classes for reading week from October 11 to October 15, 2021.

Application deadline August 9.

Colloquial Nepali

The colloquial Nepali courses are designed for both scholars and researchers, and for those who wish to communicate directly with the Nepalese people. You will learn about Nepal's unique customs and traditions, with some of the classes focusing on fun activities such as listening to Nepali music, drama and improvisation, and learning about traditional Nepali dishes.  Students who successfully complete these courses will be well on their way towards a high degree of proficiency in Nepali.

NLAN 101: Nepali I

This class is for students who are new to speaking Nepali and want to get started learning to converse with Nepali speakers in their own language. The class introduces students to basic patterns of spoken and written Nepali that center around various situations found in ordinary life, such as travelling, shopping, getting acquainted, family, and social life. Students learn the Devanāgarī script so they can read and write the language directly, and begin building a vocabulary of colloquial words and phrases. Basic grammatical concepts are introduced, illustrated, and then practiced by the students. Emphasis is placed on active learning, with students using techniques such as role-playing, group discussions, and games in order to develop confidence in speaking. Twice a week, students have individual classes with a native Nepali speaker who helps them integrate what they’ve learned in class into a real conversation. You can choose from either class time; "Lec 1" or "Lec 2", depending on your timezone. 

Syllabus and Schedule available here.

This registration option is only available for international students. Nepali and SAARC students can sign up for these non-credit courses through the non-degree program.

NLAN 201: Nepali III

This course builds on the basic understanding of Nepali grammar and vocabulary acquired in Nepali I and II. Students develop facility with more complex sentence structures and gain a more extensive vocabulary. After a review of the basic Nepali grammatical structures learned previously, this course covers increasingly more complex sentence structures while emphasizing practical language use and application so that students become more and more comfortable and fluent with their spoken Nepali. Students have individual classes with a native Nepali speaker who helps them integrate what they’ve learned in class into a real conversation. You can choose from either class time; "Lec 1" or "Lec 2", depending on your timezone. 

Syllabus and Schedule available here.

Test your level here (audio)

Test your level here (written)

This registration option is only available for international students. Nepali and SAARC students can sign up for these non-credit courses through the non-degree program.

 

 

Eligibility Requirements

Not-for-credit applicants

Not-for-credit applicants are expected to have completed high school (through grade 12) in order to be prepared for university-level study. However, you are not required to submit a high school diploma or transcript.

Course Fee

You will find the price list for all courses and programs linked on the right hand side of this page (at the end of the page if you are on a mobile device) under the heading "Tuition Fee List."