Syllabus

Tibetan Summer Language Institute 2008 Syllabus – General Information

First and Second Year Summer Intensive Colloquial and Literary Tibetan

by Frances Garrett, David Germano, Gregory Hillis, Nicolas Tournadre, Yangkey Wang, Tsering Wangchuk, Steven Weinberger & Eric Woelfel (last updated June 7, 2008 by David Germano)

Course Information

Semester: the summer intensive course consists of two 4.5 week sessions.

Course: RELB500s and RELB 501s

Grammar Instructor: Nicolas Tournadre

Drills & Creative Activities Instructors: Tsering Wangchuk & Yangkey Wang; Tsering and Yangkey also give and grade the Friday exams on alternating weeks.

Instructors’ office hours: by appointment.

Classroom: 430 Cabell Hall

Policies

Note: If you are taking the class for non-credit, you are still expected to attend every class session and do all required work faithfully. If your attendance and work is irregular, you can be dropped from the class without any refund of fees. If you do not have a passing grade in the course at the end of the first summer session you cannot continue the course in the second summer session.

On the first day, we will verbally go over the policies, as well as providing this printed copy of them. Policies to stress include:

Grades

Grades are based on attendance, preparation for class, participation in class, and performance on assignments and exams/quizzes. This applies to the morning, afternoon, and evening sessions, and separate grades are given by each of the three instructors, on the basis of which a final grade is determined. ATTENDANCE OF ALL FIVE SESSIONS EACH DAY OF EACH WEEK ARE REQUIRED.

Every Monday morning given them written evaluation based upon preceding week's performance which has a grade and possibly a note. It will have the following form:

Grades are a traditional spread:

For graduate students:

For undergraduate students:

Required readings

Tounadre, Nicolas and Sangda Dorje (2003, Snow Lion) Manual of Standard Tibetan (includes two CDs with language instructional material)

Melvyn Goldstein (2001 University of California Press) The New Tibetan-English Dictionary of Modern Tibetan.

Goldstein, Melvyn (1984). English-Tibetan Dictionary of Modern Tibetan. Berkeley: University of California Press. This is not as absolutely crucial, as are the two above – but many students find very useful to be able to look up English words and find the Tibetan translations.

Provided supplementary materials

Grammar summary

DVDs with movies

Handwriting templates

Videos of selected dialogs from Manual of Standard Tibetan.

Additional dictionary resources

Chandra-Das, Sarat. (reprint 1975). Tibetan-English Dictionary. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass. Electronic version available on-line.

Bod rgya tshig mdzod chen mo ༼བོད་རྒྱ་ཚིག་མཛོད་ཆེན་མོ།༽. (1993). Beijing: Nationalities Publishing House.

Dharma Dictionary on-line. Hopkins, Jeffrey. Tibetan-English-Sanskrit glossary. Available on-line only at UVA.

Additional Grammars

Beyer, Stephan V. The Classical Tibetan Language. 1992. New York: SUNY.

Goldstein, Melvyn C. Essentials of Modern Literary Tibetan.

Kesang Gyurme. Translated and commentaries by Heather Stoddard and Nicolas Tournadre. Le Clair Miroir; Grammaire Tibetaine. Second Edition, 1994. Prajna.

Lhundup Sopa. Lectures on Tibetan Religious Culture. 1983. Library of Tibetan Works and Archives. Dharamsala.

Rockwell, John (manuscript). A Primer for Classical Literary Tibetan. Second edition, 1991. It is distributed by Samadhi Bookstore. 800-331-7751. Need to order copies 1 month in advance. The body consists of 17 lessons totaling 194 pages, along with appendices and a reader for sGam po pa's Thar rgyan.

skal bzang 'gyur med ༼སྐལ་བཟང་འགྱུར་མེད་༽. Bod kyi brda sprod rig pa'i khrid rgyun rab gsal me long ༼བོད་ཀྱི་བརྡ་སྤྲོད་རིག་པའི་ཁྲིད་རྒྱུན་རབ་གསལ་མེ་ལོང་།༽. 1981. Chengdu, PRC: Sichuan Minorities Publishing House.

Tsetan Chonjore. Colloquial Tibetan: A Textbook of the Lhasa Dialect. Library of Tibetan Works & Archives, 2003.

Wilson, Joe. Translating Buddhism from Tibetan. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion Publications, 1992.

Daily Timetable

There are five sessions each day from Monday through Friday. Attendance at every session is required.

I. Morning (9:10 am to noon) : The morning consists of three fifty minute periods, each with an intervening ten minute break. All students attend these three sessions together.

Lunch (noon to 1:20 pm)

II. Afternoon (1:20 pm to 4 pm) : The afternoon consists of two ninety minute sections with a 10 minute break. Students are broken into two groups of equal size, and are taught by two different teachers in sequence. These two groups are persistent through the week, and then the groups are reshuffled the following week (assignments are given by the grammar instructor in Monday’s morning’s class). ENGLISH IS NOT ALLOWED IN ANY WAY DURING THE AFTERNOON CLASSES – PLEASE DO NOT MAKE LIFE DIFFICULT FOR TIBETAN INSTRUCTORS!! GREETINGS, FAREWELLS – EVERYTHING ONCE YOU CROSS THE CLASSROOM DOOR SHOULD BE IN TIBETAN.

Homework

Daily homework consists of:

Note that memorization is extremely important throughout the course. All dialogs in Manual of Standard Tibetan (MST) should be internalized and memorized as much as possible, and performed fully or in part as exams for the teachers. All Weekly Soap Opera Videos during the second half of the summer must be memorized and performed. All vocabulary on the vocabulary target list, to be provided by the grammar instructor, must be memorized and tested repeatedly.

Examination Procedures

Oral interviews on Friday: There will be individual ten minute individual oral interviews conducted by a native Tibetan speaker in Friday’s afternoon session. While the daily oral quizzes are done as a group, the Friday oral interviews are done individually. In addition, while the daily oral quizzes are more formal, these consist of natural conversation where the teacher is probing the student’s basic mastery level and areas of lack of competency. These interviews will be assessed using a printed template, and results will be given to the students on the following Monday. This is an opportunity to practice conversing with one of the Tibetan instructors, and to get feedback.

Daily written quizzes: A ten minute written quiz at the beginning of each day based on the vocabulary and grammar studied the previous day, and general cumulative knowledge. Includes translations in both directions, fill-in-the-blank sentences, and compositional activities, such as being asked to describe photos of cultural Tibet. These are graded and returned the next day in class.

Daily oral quizzes: A ten minute group oral quiz at the beginning of each afternoon based on the vocabulary and grammar studied the previous day, and general cumulative knowledge. Includes translations in both directions, dictation, fill-in-the-blank sentences, and requests to provide English or Tibetan summaries of a conversational account spoken by the teacher. These are graded and returned the next day in class.

Weekly Friday exams: There is an exam from 11:10-12 noon every Friday.

Identities

Each week each student will be assigned an “identity” for that week which they will assume in that week’s creative activities. The identity papers will include:

Tibetan Summer Language Institute 2008 Syllabus – General Information - Daily schedule

The following schedule outlines the details of each class session throughout the summer. In the following syllabus, The Manual refers to the Manual of Standard Tibetan and SO refers to the Soap Opera videos.

WEEK ONE

Overview

The Manual

GRAMMATICAL TOPICS:

VOCABULARY TOPICS:

WEEKLY VIDEO:

Monday

9:00 Registration

10:00 Orientation

3:00 Welcome reception for all language students

4:00 Individual language program orientation in Cabell 430: Introduction to instructors; introduction to books and materials used in class; introduction to structure of the course (daily schedule, weekly schedule)

DAY 1 (T)

1. Grammar 1: Present the Manual Intro highlights; introduction to the sound system of standard Tibetan (Fluent Tibetan 21-24; 31; 32; 35); begin alphabet writing and pronunciation

2. Drill: Sounds and alphabet writing.

3. Grammar 2: Continue alphabet writing and pronunciation; vowels; prefixes and pronunciation changes (Fluent Tibetan 73); superscripts and pronunciation changes (Fluent Tibetan 76; Manual charts on pp. 52, 53, 54).

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 :

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 :

DAY 2 (W)

1. Grammar 1: Review alphabet, vowels, and prefixes. Introduce classroom phrases.

2. Drill: Practice classroom phrases, alphabet, and pronunciation changes

3. Grammar 2: Continue classroom phrases; superscripts and pronunciation changes (Fluent Tibetan 76; Manual charts on pp. 52, 53, 54); begin suffixes and pronunciation changes (Fluent Tibetan 80-93)

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 :

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 :

DAY 3 (Th)

1. Grammar 1: Finish suffixes; second suffixes; review. Begin spelling out loud

2. Drill: Practice pronunciation changes and spelling out loud

3. Grammar 2: Continue spelling; begin subscripts and pronunciation changes: (Fluent Tibetan 93, 94 bottom, 96 top, 97-98, 100 bottom, 101 top, 102 bottom, 104 top; Manual charts on 48, 49, 50, 51); structure of the syllable; pronunciation changes in multi-syllabic words

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 :

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 :

DAY 4 (F)

1. Grammar 1: Finish subscripts; review structure of a syllable (Manual 46-47); pronunciation changes between syllables in a word.

2. Drill & Grammar 2: Drill: Practice spelling aloud; review consonants, vowels, prefixes, superscripts, suffixes, second suffixes, subscripts. Begin the Manual Lesson 1 (“What’s this?”: the verb to be; demonstratives; interrogative pronoun ག་རེ་; honorific)

3. FRIDAY WEEKLY EXAM: Covers material from The Manual Chapter 1 and alphabet.

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 : All students do drills and creative exercises together. Students taken out individually for 10 minute Oral Interviews.

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 : All students do drills and creative exercises together. Students taken out individually for 10 minute Oral Interviews.

Oral Interview:

WEEK TWO

Overview

The Manual 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

GRAMMATICAL TOPICS:

VOCABULARY TOPICS:

DAY 5 (M)

1. Grammar 1: The Manual 1.

2. Drill: The Manual 1

3. Grammar 2: The Manual 2 (“Who’s that?” interrogative endings ངས་, གས་, པས་, plural marker ཚོ་, སུ་ “who?”)

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 :

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 :

DAY 6 (T)

1. Grammar 1: The Manual 3 (ཡིན་ and egophoric auxiliary verbs, asking 1st/2nd person questions, personal pronouns, word order: adjectives, existential verb འདུག)

2. Drill: The Manual 1; The Manual 2; the Manual 3

3. Grammar 2: Finish the Manual 3; review the Manual 1 and 2

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 :

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 : * The Manual 2 dialog; Manual Lesson 2 vocabulary; Manual 3 vocabulary and dialog 3; review Manual Lesson 1 dialog and, if time, Manual 1 vocabulary

DAY 7 (W)

1. Grammar 1: The Manual 4 (“Come in!,” noun cases intro, genitive, unmarked nominative case, simple imperative).

2. Drill: The Manual 3; the Manual 4

3. Grammar 2: Begin the Manual 5 (“I have many books,” object case with ལ་, evidential moods, more discussion of difference between འདུག and རེད་, ཡོད་རེད་ and ཡོད་; the connective ཡང་)

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 :

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 :

DAY 8 (Th)

1. Grammar 1: Continue the Manual 5

2. Drill: The Manual 4; The Manual 5; comprehensive drills covering the Manual 1-5.

3. Grammar 2: Finish The Manual 5

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 :

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 :

DAY 9 (F)

1. Grammar 1: Review evidential moods and essential/existential verbs; review difficult material; begin The Manual 6 (“Family photo,” more about the essential and existential verbs རེད་, ཡོད་རེད་ and འདུག ; ག་པར་ “where?”)

2. Drill & Grammar 2: The Manual 5: possessive constructions, evidential moods. Continue The Manual 6

3. FRIDAY WEEKLY EXAM: Covers material from The Manual Chapters 1-6.

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 : All students do drills and creative exercises together. Students taken out individually for 10 minute Oral Interviews.

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 : All students do drills and creative exercises together. Students taken out individually for 10 minute Oral Interviews.

Oral Exam:

WEEK THREE

Overview

The Manual 6, 7, 8, 9

GRAMMATICAL TOPICS:

VOCABULARY TOPICS:

DAY 10 (M)

1. Grammar 1: Go over difficult points from the exam. Review verbs; review ལ་ postposition and word order. Finish the Manual 6

2. Drill: The Manual 6; ལ་ postposition and possessive constructions.

3. Grammar 2: Begin The Manual 7 (“Where did you go?,” word order & clauses; intro to numbers; past tense).

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 :

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 :

DAY 11 (T)

1. Grammar 1: Continue The Manual 7.

2. Drill: Drill on word order; past tense; “where did you go,?” and “with whom did you go?” questions; drill on numbers.

3. Grammar 2: Finish The Manual 7; begin The Manual 8 (“Invitation to a meal” food vocab, intro to volitional/transitive verbs, agentive/instrumental case, past tense with བྱུང་, future tense, “which?” questions).

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 :

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 :

DAY 12 (W)

1. Grammar 1: Continue The Manual 8

2. Drill: The Manual 7; The Manual 8.

3. Grammar 2: Continue The Manual 8.

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 :

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 :

DAY 13 (Th)

1. Grammar 1: Finish The Manual 8. Review of previous difficult material.

2. Drill: The Manual 8: practice future tense buying and eating questions (with both interrogative particles and with the interrogative pronoun ག་གི་) with food vocabulary; drill with photos of food; past tense with བྱུང་, agentive case, future tense, ག་གི་ “which?” questions

3. Grammar 2: Begin The Manual 9 (verb constructions: ergative, affective, possessive; ནས་ ablative case; དང་; present tense རེད་/འདུག/ཡོད་; ག་ནས་ “from where?” and ག་ཚོད “how many?” questions).

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 :

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 :

DAY 14 (F)

1. Grammar 1: Continue The Manual 9

2. Drill & Grammar 2: The Manual 9; ནས་ ablative case and ག་ནས་ “from where?” questions; drills on difficult materials. Finish The Manual 9; review of difficult materials.

3. FRIDAY WEEKLY EXAM: Covers material from The Manual Chapters ??.

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 : All students do drills and creative exercises together. Students taken out individually for 10 minute Oral Interviews.

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 : All students do drills and creative exercises together. * Students taken out individually for 10 minute Oral Interviews.

WEEK FOUR

Overview

The Manual 9, 10, 11

GRAMMATICAL TOPICS:

the notion of verb aspect verb inflection

HOLIDAY: Depending on the year, and national setting of the course, this HOLIDAY could be located anywhere during the summer. In the US, it is generally in week 4 (July 4, Independence Day).

DAY 15 (M)

1. Grammar 1: Go over difficult points from the exam. Finish The Manual 9. Begin The Manual 10: བྱུང་ as past tense of verb “to be” with adjectives; introduce past perfect

2. Drill: The Manual 9 comprehensive drills. The Manual 10 Dialog. Review simple past tense, future tense, present tense constructions.

3. Grammar 2: Continue The Manual 10: Past perfect tense

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 :

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 :

DAY 16 (T)

1. Grammar 1: The Manual 10: review tense auxiliaries; present vs. past imperfect; verb inflection. ག་དུས་ “when?” questions

2. Drill: The Manual 10: past-tense drills on the imperfect and the perfect. The Manual 10 dialog.

3. Grammar 2: The Manual 10: tense aspect; perfect tense auxiliary verbs and evidential moods. Review all verb tense auxiliaries (The Manual, Table 3, p. 462).

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 :

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 :

DAY 17 (W)

1. Grammar 1: Review The Manual 10 past tense forms, auxiliaries, evidential moods. Introduce Wylie transliteration system (Manual 44).

2. Drill: The Manual 10 past tense forms; all verb tenses and evidential moods; The Manual 10 dialog.

3. Grammar 2: Alternative interrogative forms for past and future tense questions.

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 :

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 : * The Manual 10 dialog and vocabulary; drills with drill instructor for 30 minutes.

* mock restaurant visits.

DAY 18 (Th)

1. Grammar 1: Begin The Manual 11: The connective ཙང་ and the auxiliaries of probability.

2. Drill & Grammar 2: Drill on verb tenses; the connective ཙང་ and the auxiliaries of probability. Finish The Manual 11: ཡག & རྒྱུ་ (nominalizers), secondary verbs ཐུབ་ and སྲིད་.

3. FRIDAY WEEKLY EXAM: Covers material from The Manual Chapters 9, 10, and 11.

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 : All students do drills and creative exercises together. Students taken out individually for 10 minute Oral Interviews.

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 : All students do drills and creative exercises together. Students taken out individually for 10 minute Oral Interviews.

NO CLASS (F)

July 4 Holiday

WEEK FIVE

Overview

The Manual Chapter 12, Chapter 13, Chapter 14.

GRAMMATICAL TOPICS:

VOCABULARY TOPICS:

telling time

WEEKLY VIDEO:

01 A Couple Must Part

DAY 19 (S)

Class outing to Tibetan Celebration (mandatory; this replaces class on Monday)

No Class 19 (M)

DAY 20 (T)

1. Grammar 1: Go over difficult points from the exam. The Manual 12: Time. Introduce Weekly Video: 01 A Couple Must Part

2. Drill: Practice Weekly Video: A Couple Must Part. Drill on The Manual 11 ཡག & རྒྱུ་, secondary verbs ཐུབ་ and སྲིད་, the connective ཙང་, and auxiliaries of probability.

3. Grammar 2: Continue The Manual 12: Omitting the ergative case and omitting the subject.

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 :

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 :

* Begin ཚུགས་མ་འཁྱུག་ (cursive writing)་.

DAY 21 (W)

1. Grammar 1: Continue The Manual 12: the verbal complement གར་; uses of གཅིག.

2. Drill: Practice Weekly Video: A Couple Must Part. Drills on the Manual 12: Time; omitting the ergative case and the subject.

3. Grammar 2: Begin The Manual 13: verb + འགྲོའོ་ “about to,” “have just” constructions

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 :

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 :

DAY 22 (Th)

1. Grammar 1: Continue The Manual 13: “if” constructions (the conditional) with ན་.

2. Drill: Practice Weekly Video: A Couple Must Part. Drill on the Manual 13: the verbal complement གར་; uses of གཅིག; verb + འགྲོའོ་ “about to,” “have just” constructions

3. Grammar 2: Finish The Manual 13: the polite imperative རོགས་གནང་. Begin The Manual 14: verb + པ་ད་ག་ (“as soon as”) constructions

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 :

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 :

* ཚུགས་མ་འཁྱུག་; telling time and other time constructions; verb + འགྲོའོ་ “about to,” “have just” constructions; polite imperative རོགས་གནང་ prepare for Friday exam.

DAY 23 (F)

1. Grammar 1: Perform Weekly Video: 01 A Couple Must Part; The Manual 14: the verbalizers བྱེད་, རྒྱག, and བཏང་.

2. Drill & Grammar 2: Drill on The Manual 13 “if” constructions (the conditional) with ན་ and the polite imperative རོགས་གནང་; The Manual 14 verb + པ་ད་ག་ (“as soon as”) constructions. Finish The Manual 14: the connective ནས་. Review difficult material.

3. FRIDAY WEEKLY EXAM: Covers material from The Manual Chapters 11, 12 and 13.

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 : All students do drills and creative exercises together. Students taken out individually for 10 minute Oral Interviews.

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 : All students do drills and creative exercises together. Students taken out individually for 10 minute Oral Interviews. The Manual 14 dialog. The Manual 14 vocabulary. The Manual 13 dialog and The Manual 13 vocabulary.

WEEK SIX

Overview

The Manual Chapters 15, 16, 17, and 18

GRAMMATICAL TOPICS:

VOCABULARY FOCUS:

The remaining four weeks will focus intensively on thematic vocabulary acquisition, using the Vocab Sheets and, when possible, movies using related vocabulary. Games, composition, and other activities should focus on the given theme and its vocabulary. Week 6 will focus on animals and the body.

WEEKLY VIDEO:

02 Dawa and Purdrön Flirt

DAY 24 (M)

1. Grammar 1: Go over difficult points from the exam. The Manual 15: reported speech; introduce Weekly Video 02: Dawa and Purdrön Flirt

2. Drill: Practice Weekly Video Dawa and Purdrön Flirt. Drill on The Manual 14: verbalizers བྱེད་, རྒྱག and བཏང་; the connective ནས་; verb + པ་ད་ག “have just,” “as soon as.”

3. Grammar 2: Finish The Manual 15: the experiential auxiliary མྱོང་.

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 :

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 :

* ཚུགས་མ་འཁྱུག་

DAY 25 (T)

1. Grammar 1: The Manual 16: the modal verb དགོས་.

2. Drill: Practice Weekly Video dialog: Dawa and Purdrön Flirt. Drill on the Manual 15: reported speech; the auxiliary མྱོང་.

3. Grammar 2: Continue The Manual 16: interrogative pronoun ག་རེ་བྱས་ནས་ “why?”

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 :

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 :

* ཚུགས་མ་འཁྱུག་

DAY 26 (W)

1. Grammar 1: The Manual 17: adjectives (including comparatives and superlatives).

2. Drill: Practice Weekly Video dialog: Dawa and Purdrön Flirt. Drill on the Manual 16: the modal verb དགོས་.; “why?” constructions.

3. Grammar 2: Continue The Manual 17: excessive adjectives using དྲགས༏ “too much” and interrogative adjectives using ལོས་; the present continuous construction V + པའི་སྒང་ཡིན། or པའི་སྒང་རེད།.

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 :

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 :

ཚུགས་མ་འཁྱུག་

DAY 27 (Th)

1. Grammar 1:. The Manual 18 the nominalizer ས་.

2. Drill: Drill on Manual 17: adjectives (including comparatives and superlatives); present continuous.

3. Grammar 2: Continue the Manual 18: auxiliaries of probability, adverbial constructions with བྱས་.

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 :

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 :

DAY 28 (F)

1. Grammar 1:

2. Drill & Grammar 2:

3. FRIDAY WEEKLY EXAM: Covers material from The Manual Chapters 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18.

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 : All students do drills and creative exercises together. Students taken out individually for 10 minute Oral Interviews.

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 : All students do drills and creative exercises together. Students taken out individually for 10 minute Oral Interviews. Grammar 1: Perform Weekly Video: Dawa and Purdrön Flirt. Review reported speech and adjectives; practice The * Manual 18 the nominalizer ས་.

WEEK SEVEN

Overview

The Manual Chapters 19, 20, and 21

GRAMMATICAL TOPICS:

WEEKLY VIDEO:

03 Dad Scolds Purdrön

LITERARY BRIDGE:

This week begins the literary bridge unit: ཨ་ཁུ་སྟོན་པ་ (Akhu Tönpa) and ས་སྐྱ་ལེགས་བཤད་ (Elegant Sayings of the Sakya)

NOTE: the second grammar section, during which literary Tibetan will be studied, is expanded to one hour and fifteen minutes. The first grammar section and the drill section are therefore shortened.

VOCABULARY FOCUS: This week focuses on the Religion Vocabulary Sheets.

DAY 29 (M)

1. Grammar 1: Go over difficult points from the exam. Begin The Manual 19: Imperative markers and the modal verb ཆོག “to be allowed; may”; introduce Weekly Video 03: Dad Scolds Purdrön

2. Drill: Practice Weekly Video: Dad Scolds Purdrön. The Manual 18, the nominalizer ས་, auxiliaries of probability.

3. Grammar 2: Literary Bridge. ཨ་ཁུ་སྟོན་པ་ lines 1-10 (end at ཞེས་བཤད།)

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 :

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 :

DAY 30 (T)

1. Grammar 1: Finish The Manual 19

2. Drill: Practice Weekly Video dialog: Dad Scolds Purdrön. Practice the Manual 19: Imperative markers and the modal verb ཆོག “to be allowed; may.”

3. Grammar 2: Literary Bridge. ཨ་ཁུ་སྟོན་པ་ lines 10-22 (end at གཉིད་ཉལ། )

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 :

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 :

DAY 31 (W)

1. Grammar 1: The Manual 20 the nominalizer མཁན་; note usage of མཁན་/ཉན་ in Dawa and Purdrön Flirt.

2. Drill: Practice Weekly Video dialog: Dad Scolds Purdrön. Practice The Manual 20: the nominalizers མཁན་/ཉན་ ས་ ཡག་ རྒྱུ་

3. Grammar 2: Literary Bridge. ཨ་ཁུ་སྟོན་པ་ lines 22-31 (end)

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 :

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 :

* ཚུགས་མ་འཁྱུག་

DAY 32 (Th)

1. Grammar 1: The Manual 21: superlatives; comparative constructions of equality; and མ་གཏོགས་ “except.”

2. Drill: Weekly Video dialog: Dad Scolds Purdrön. Drill on The Manual 21: superlatives, comparatives, and མ་གཏོགས་ “except.”

3. Grammar 2: Literary Bridge. Finish ཨ་ཁུ་སྟོན་པ་ (if not finished); ས་སྐྱ་ལེགས་བཤད་ verses 1-2

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 :

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 :

* ཚུགས་མ་འཁྱུག་

DAY 33 (F)

1. Grammar 1: Perform Weekly Video: Dad Scolds Purdrön. Review material from chapters 19, 20, and 21.

2. Drill & Grammar 2: The Manual 21: superlatives, comparative constructions of equality, and མ་གཏོགས་ “except,” “only.” Drill material from chapters 19, 20, and 21. Literary Bridge. ས་སྐྱ་ལེགས་བཤད་ verses 3-8 (or 10).

3. FRIDAY WEEKLY EXAM: Covers material from The Manual Chapters Chapters 19, 20, and 21+ ཨ་ཁུ་སྟོན་པ་ and ས་སྐྱ་ལེགས་བཤད་.verses 1-2 + weekly video “Dad Scolds Purdrön.”

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 : All students do drills and creative exercises together. Students taken out individually for 10 minute Oral Interviews.

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 : All students do drills and creative exercises together. Students taken out individually for 10 minute Oral Interviews.

MST 19-21 dialogs and vocabulary.

WEEK EIGHT

Overview

The Manual Chapters 22, 23, and 24

GRAMMATICAL TOPICS:

WEEKLY VIDEO:

04 A Lucky Dream

LITERARY BRIDGE (CONTINUED):

Elegant Sayings of the Sakya (cont.), Songs of the Sixth Dalai Lama, The Heart of Wisdom Sūtra

NOTE: the second grammar section, during which literary Tibetan will be studied, is expanded to one hour and fifteen minutes. The first grammar section and the drill section are therefore shortened.

VOCABULARY FOCUS: market items, clothes, vegetables, meat, fruit

DAY 34 (M)

1. Grammar 1: Perform weekly soap opera (“Dad Scolds Purdrön”). Go over difficult points from the exam. Introduce Weekly Video 04: A Lucky Dream. Begin The Manual 22: Comparative constructions of superiority and the enumerative connective བྱས་.

2. Drill: Practice the Weekly Video: A Lucky Dream.

3. Grammar 2: Literary Bridge. Finish ས་སྐྱ་ལེགས་བཤད་ (verses 8-18).

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 :

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 : * Practice The Manual 22 dialog and vocabulary; practice weekly video A Lucky Dream. *Drill on and games related to adjectives (comparative constructions of equality, superlatives); མ་གཏོགས་. ཚུགས་མ་འཁྱུག་; activities related to adjectives (comparative constructions of equality, superlatives); མ་གཏོགས་.

DAY 35 (T)

1. Grammar 1: Finish The Manual 22: comparative constructions of superiority; enumerative connective བྱས་.

2. Drill: The Manual 22: enumerative connective བྱས་. Practice the Weekly Video 04: A Lucky Dream.

3. Grammar 2: Literary Bridge. Sixth Dalai Lama’s songs, verses 1-10 (end at ལོས་ཆོག )

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 :

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 :

ཚུགས་མ་འཁྱུག་; activities related to The Manual 22: ordering, eating, paying the bill in a restaurant; comparative constructions of superiority and the enumerative connective བྱས.

DAY 36 (W)

1. Grammar 1: The Manual 23: ཙམ་, allocentric future auxiliaries དགོས་, ཆོག, and ཡོང་ (note usage of ཆོག in first three soap operas).

2. Drill: The Manual 23: ཙམ་, future auxiliaries with དགོས་, ཆོག, and ཡོང་ (including drills on the past tense form of verbs); weekly video A Lucky Dream

3. Grammar 2: Literary Bridge. Sixth Dalai Lama’s songs, verses 11-16; Heart of Wisdom Sūtra, lines 1-3 (end at ཕྱག་འཚལ་ལོ། )

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 :

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 :

DAY 37 (Th)

1. Grammar 1: The Manual 24: connectives of simultaneity དུས་, སྐབས་ལ་, རིང་ལ་; the future as habitual or generic.

2. Drill: The Manual 24: connectives of simultaneity དུས་, སྐབས་ལ་, and རིང་ལ་; the future as habitual or generic.

3. Grammar 2: Literary Bridge. Heart of Wisdom Sūtra, lines 3-20 (end at གང་བ་མེད་པའོ། )

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 :

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 :

ཚུགས་མ་འཁྱུག་; activities related to The Manual 24: connectives of simultaneity དུས་, སྐབས་ལ་, and རིང་ལ་; the future as habitual or generic; prepare for Friday exam.

DAY 38 (F)

1. Grammar 1: Review past material.

2. Drill & Grammar 2: Drill The Manual 22-24, using Commercial/ Shopping vocabulary; weekly video A Lucky Dream. Literary Bridge. Heart of Wisdom Sūtra, lines 20-35 (end at སྨྲས་པ། ). Review dialogs and vocabulary for The Manual 22-24; weekly video “Lucky Dream.”

3. FRIDAY WEEKLY EXAM: Covers material from The Manual Chapters 22, 23, and 24, Weekly Video 04: A Lucky Dream, ས་སྐྱ་ལེགས་བཤད་ , Sixth Dalai Lama’s songs, verses 11-16, and Heart of Wisdom Sūtra, lines 1-3 (end at ཕྱག་འཚལ་ལོ། ).

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 : All students do drills and creative exercises together. Students taken out individually for 10 minute Oral Interviews.

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 : All students do drills and creative exercises together. Students taken out individually for 10 minute Oral Interviews.

WEEK NINE

Overview

The Manual Chapter 25

GRAMMATICAL TOPICS:

TOPICS: Perform Final Dialogs; prepare for Final Exam

LITERARY BRIDGE: Heart of Wisdom Sūtra (continued): Review for Final Exam.

GAME ACTIVITIES: Review for Final Exam.

DAY 39 (M)

1. Grammar 1: The Manual 25: the nominalizer པ་ and thematizer ནི་.

2. Drill: Review past material; practice Final Dialogs.

3. Grammar 2: Literary Bridge. Heart of Wisdom Sūtra, lines 33-end. The Manual 25 dialog and vocabulary. Review past material for final exam.

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 :

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 :

DAY 40 (T)

1. Grammar 1: Review difficult grammar topics.

2. Drill: PERFORM FINAL DIALOGS

3. Grammar 2: Review difficult literary points.

4. Creative Activities & Drills #1 : Review for final exam.

5. Creative Activities & Drills #2 : Review for final exam.

DAY 41 (W)

1. Grammar 1: Review for final exam.

2. Drill: Review for final exam.

3. Grammar 2: Review for final exam.

4-5: FINAL Exam.

Graduation Day (R)

1:30 Graduation

Move Out Day (S)

Move Out Day