Nepali Summer Language Program
Learn Nepali at the University of Washington this summer!
Open to the UW community AND the general public – all are welcome to apply.
Note to applicants for the Summer 2023 program: the application deadline was May 12. Applicants will be notified of placement status by email by mid June.
Summer 2023 Program Details
This two-week intensive online Nepali language program is ideal for those who plan to study abroad, conduct research, work or travel in Nepal. The program will provide an introduction to basic conversational Nepali, the Nepali script, and the foundations of Nepali grammar.
This non-credit-bearing course is intended for absolute beginners through intermediate learners. Participants will be placed in one of two sections based on proficiency level. (Please note, this program is not intended for advanced Nepali learners.)
Thanks to support from our National Resource Center grant, the 2023 program will be offered free of charge to all admitted participants. Space is limited, and participants will be selected based on the selection criteria below.
Summer 2023 Program Dates: July 17–28, 2023 (10 sessions held Monday – Friday)
Class Meeting Times:
- Section 1 | Beginning Nepali Language | 9:00am-11:00am PT
- Section 2 | Advanced Beginner / Intermediate | 12:00pm-2:00pm PT
Format: Online via Zoom
Instructor: Binod Shrestha
Application Deadline: Friday, May 12, 2023
Space is limited. Participants will be selected based on the following selection criteria:
- ability to attend full duration of 2-week program
- demonstrated commitment to learning, self-study, and engaging with peers
- compelling justification for studying Nepali for professional and/or academic reasons
- priority given to current University of Washington students, faculty and staff
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Is the UW Nepali Summer Language Program a UW credit-bearing course?
A: No. This is an intensive 2-week workshop. It does not provide UW credit. Participants will receive a certificate of completion.
Q: Does the UW Nepali Summer Language Program meet FLAS requirements for summer language programs?
A: No. This is an intensive 2-week workshop. It is not intended to meet summer FLAS requirements.
Q: What is the cost of the summer 2023 program?
A: There is no cost for participants in the summer 2023 program. Space is limited, and participants will be selected based on the selection criteria provided above.
Q: I participated in a previous UW Nepali summer workshop. Am I eligible to apply?
A: Yes, if you are considered to have “beginning” or “intermediate” level proficiency, you are welcome to apply. The application will collect detailed information on your proficiency level. However, priority may be given to new participants due to space constraints.
Q: I can’t commit to attending all 10 meeting sessions this summer. Should I still apply?
A: Yes, you are welcome to apply. Please detail your availability in the Personal Statement section of the application. Priority will be given to applicants who are able to attend the full duration of the program.
Questions? Email the South Asia Center: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Housed in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington, the South Asia Center is an important intellectual and pedagogical hub for the study of South Asia. A National Resource Center funded by the Title VI program of the United States Department of Education, our mission is to enhance the study of South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka) on campus, in the community, across the Pacific Northwest, and throughout the United States.