Have you ever heard of Mt. Everest? or the Himalayas? Do you like Indian food? Do you like Chinese food? How about Buddhism, yoga, or tea? Do you like connecting with nature and living an easy going life focused on enjoying the moment? If you like any or all of these things, then you'll love Nepal and the Nepali Culture. The best way to experience the country and get a taste for the culture is through learning the Language. Adaptable to your level and desires, I can teach you what you want to know- from the basics of getting a taxi (and not getting ripped off) to having full blown conversations. Many people in the USA may live near or work with a Nepali person. Learning their language is the best way to connect with them and help foster good relationships.
Nepali is an amazing language and gives you exclusive access into wonderful world of Nepali culture. Located between India and China, the culture is an immensely diverse one with both Chinese and Indian influence.
I teach according to my students needs and what they want to learn. If you are unsure what you want to learn, I will start at the basics and go from there. 1 on 1 classes are the best for quick learning since I can put all my focus on you, but I also can teach groups for lower rates per person.
How it Works:
Classes will be virtual via Zoom or Google Meet. If you happen to live in the same City as me, I can offer in person classes (payment would still be through allfalfa)
A couple of days before I will email you what I plan to cover in the coming class.
Either way, each class will typically include the following:
1) Short Cultural info
2) Warm up (using things we know)
3) Review Homework, answer questions
3) Introduce a new concept
4) Practice the new concept together
5) stretch understanding and answer questions.
6) give a homework assignment
Some things you may learn how to do in the course:
1) Reading and pronunciation of Devanagari (Nepali is one of many languages written in this script. There are many more written in the same script such as Hindi, Sanskrit, and Marathi)
2) Nepali sentence structure
3) Simple sentences
3) Verb conjugations and the honorific system (verbs are conjugated differently depending on how polite you want to be)
4) Essential phrases and their pronunciation, such as greetings, introductions, and small talk
5) Other significant grammar, such as prepositions, adjectives, nouns, conjunctions etc.
6) "Survival" vocab and phrases such as how to rent a hotel, get a taxi, purchase food etc. Basically all the language you would need to "survive" in Nepal.
7) More advanced grammar including complex sentences, opinions, hopes, feelings, and more.
8) anything else that you want me to teach you!
This listing is for Small Group Sessions. Groups can be made from random students also interested in the session or a group of your choosing. Small groups are composed of 2-5 students. Listed dates and times are potential options. Exact day, time, and frequency will be determined according to your schedule and desires.
For discounted rates, ask about my course options