Tibetan Learning Centre

Introduction

Languages are indeed essential to the identity of groups and individuals and to their peaceful coexistence. They constitute a strategic factor of progress towards sustainable development and a harmonious relationship between the global and the local context. Only if multilingualism is fully accepted can all languages find their place in our globalised world

Tibetan Learning Centre is one of the most dynamic and effective programs initiated by Tibetan Community Association (NSW).  Founded in 2002, Tibetan Learning centre provides Tibetan language teaching and cultural maintenance programs to young Tibetan through its weekend classes. The centre’s main goal  is to immerse our children in Tibetan culture, language, and traditions and instil in them a strong sense of their Tibetan roots and identity.

The learning centre aimed to preserve and promote the rich ancient language and cultures of Tibet and making positive contributions to the multicultural society of Australia. Enable students to develop communication skills, focus on language as systems and gain insights into the relationship between language and culture, leading to lifelong personal, educational and vocational benefits.

The Main objectives

Using Language, Making Linguistic Connections and Moving Between Cultures.

Each objective describes the active commitment students will make to the acquisition of skills in communicating in Tibetan and to the development of knowledge and understanding of the language and culture of Tibetan-speaking communities. The effective delivery of Tibetan will emphasise the equal significance and interdependence of all objectives.

Objective  – Using Language

Students will develop the knowledge, understanding and the listening, reading, speaking and writing skills necessary for effective interaction in Tibetan.

Objective  – Making Linguistic Connections

Students will explore the nature of languages as systems by making comparisons between Tibetan and English, leading to an appreciation of the correct application of linguistic structures and vocabulary.

Objective  – Moving Between Cultures

Students will develop knowledge of the culture of Tibetan-speaking communities and an understanding of the interdependence of language and culture, thereby encouraging reflection on their own cultural heritage.

Timetable and Classess.

Tibetan Learning Centre offers three levels ( Stage 1,2, and 3) of Tibetan Language classes to Tibetan Childern aged between 5 to 16. All classes are under supervision by experienced and dedicated and exceptionally talented Tibetan volunteer teachers.

Timetable/ Every Saturday

09:00am -10:00am –    Tibetan Language Classes
10:00am -10:15am –    Break for refreshment
10:15am -11:00am –    Tibetan Language Classes
11:00am -11:15am –    Break for refreshment
11:15pm -12:00pm –    Tibetan Language Classes
12:00pm -12:30pm –    Lunch break
12:30pm -14:00pm –    Performance, musical instruments.

School veune

MACKELLAR GIRL'S CAMPUS HIGH SCHOOL

Campbell Parade, Manly vale NSW 2093