Learn the language of one of Asia's most vibrant and resilient minority cultures.
Tibetan is the most widely spoken language in the Himalaya; its dialects are used from Baltistan in Pakistan to Sichuan in China. Tibetan was also the target language of one of the largest translation projects in history, in which thousands of Indian and Chinese Buddhist texts were rendered in Tibetan. The results of this project provide scholars with access to texts and traditions not preserved anywhere else.
Study of Tibetan at the ANU will offer language students an opportunity to study an influential and linguistically hybrid language. It will provide access to the inner workings of Tibetan culture for those involved in field research and NGOs that focus on the region, including Tibet support networks. It will afford an opportunity to learn the source language of the texts used in Tibetan Buddhism. And it will also offer an opportunity to those in the diaspora Tibetan community who have never learnt to read, write and speak central, standard Tibetan.
For further information see: http://chl.anu.edu.au/news-events/news/784/study-tibetan
Please note: Tibetan classes will also be offered 100% on-line from 2017
Semester 1 course commencing February each year
Course Fee: $630
Semester 2 course commencing July each year. Full details coming soon
What is auditing? Auditing or "listening in" offers access to some ANU undergraduate courses (lectures only).
The Centre for Continuing Education offers access to approved ANU undergraduate courses for people who want to listen in to lectures without actually enrolling as a degree student. Auditors (listeners) do not generally require any special qualifications except for those courses where prerequisites are necessary - this can be ascertained by consulting the current ANU Undergraduate Handbook.
Online audit students only have access to the course website, but not to Wattle, and therefore cannot attend the online sessions. Online audit students do not correspond with or get feedback from the lecturers.