Summer Nepali Language Study

Summer Program 2021

Rangjung Yeshe Institute is pleased to announce the 18th summer studies online program featuring intensive language training and Buddhist philosophy. Due to global travel restrictions RYI will offer the Summer Program online for the second year running

Orientation sessions start from 9 June 2021, and classes run from 14 June to 5 August 2021 (eight weeks).

The level of intensity of the Summer Program is high. However, students who successfully complete the summer courses will be well on their way towards a high degree of proficiency in the language studied. The eight week Summer Program language courses are comparable to two semesters of study for the same course studied as part of the undergraduate program at RYI.

All summer programs are fully accredited by Kathmandu University.

The Summer Program will be offered at a 25% discount to help those who may be struggling financially due to the global situation. You will find the price list for the Summer Program courses linked on the right hand side of this page (at the end of the page if you are on mobile) under the heading "Fees for Online Summer Program." If you have the means and would like to make a donation to RYI to support the running costs of all our programs and to keep prices affordable for all our students, you can do so by clicking here.  

 

Summer Nepali Course

The Nepali summer program is offered at beginning. The level of intensity of the program is high and students are expected to invest considerable time and effort in order to meet class requirements and academic expectations. Students who successfully complete this course will be well on their way towards a high degree of proficiency in Nepali.

Beginning Nepali

This program is offered for beginning students with no prior study of Nepali. It is designed to both facilitate and accelerate the study of colloquial Nepali for students and researchers in Nepal, and for anyone simply wishing to communicate directly with the Nepalese people. The course begins with basic grammatical structures and situational vocabulary to develop simple conversational ability as quickly as possible. Students also learn to read and write using the Devanāgari alphabet. The course features classroom lectures, drill sessions, and daily individual practice sessions with native Nepali speakers. The eight-week program provides students with a basic command of spoken Nepali and elementary reading skills. It also provides an essential foundation for further independent studies and research.

Syllabi will be available here soon.

Nepali Home-Stay (This is not applicable for the online format that RYI will offer this summer).

As an integral part of the Nepali courses, participants live with local Nepali families that have been carefully selected by the Centre for Buddhist Studies. This provides students with intensive exposure to Nepali language and a chance to experience life among people in the local community. Families provide breakfast and dinner to the students.

Admission Criteria

All applications for the Nepali programs are subject to approval by the Centre for Buddhist Studies.

Students applying to the Intermediate program must present documentation of prior Nepali language studies at a university or from a similarly recognized program. In addition, at the beginning of the program, intermediate students may be given a language placement test to verify their course level.

For more information, please refer to the Eligibility Requirements and Admissions Process for the summer program.

Accreditation

The beginning Nepali course is accredited at the Centre for Buddhist Studies for Nepali I and Nepali II (six credits total).

The intermediate Nepali course is accredited at the Centre for Buddhist Studies for Nepali III and Nepali IV (six credits total).

Fee Request

You will find the price list for the Summer Program courses linked on the right hand side of this page (at the end of the page if you are on mobile) under the heading "Fees for Online Summer Program."