The Heart of Tibetan Language: A Synthesis of Indigenous Grammar and Contemporary Learning Methodology Second edition
Set of two books:
- The Heart of Tibetan Language Textbook Volume 1
- The Heart of Tibetan Language Exercise Book Volume 1
This innovative course book provides learners with a most effective way to gain a deep understanding of the Tibetan mindset. The Heart of Tibetan Language may just change how you view yourself and the world, as you learn the basics of how to communicate in colloquial Tibetan.
Franziska Oertle's novel approach, introduces you to the indigenous notions, logic and categorizations used by Tibetans themselves, combining them with a student-centered, contemporary learning methodology.
Offering a variety of exercises for each lesson of the textbook, it provides optimal methods and opportunities to practice the four language skills: listening, reading, speaking and grammar. The exercises are skillfully designed to be engaging and enjoyable.
Every lesson contains a topic of grammar and conversation, with related exercises. Topics of conversation are typical themes for beginning language learners, such as: introducing yourself, family, food, weather, free time, shopping, etc. These are interwoven with the basic grammar concepts required to have a simple conversation in the three times (tenses), including imperatives.
In addition to being motivating and friendly, the colorful layout of the pages represent the elements, as well as the colors of the Tibetan prayer flags. In this way, we are reminded how fortunate we are to have this precious opportunity to study the Tibetan language.
The Heart of Tibetan Language Textbook & Exercise Book Set Volume 1, Franziska Oertle, Dharma Publishing, Paperback (2 books), 252 pp (Textbook) + 150 pp (Exercise Book), $40.00