The Tibetan language faces serious challenges both inside and outside Tibet. On the front line of many of these challenges in exile are Tibetan language teachers. Recently, primary Tibetan language teachers of cultural school for Tibetan from across India convened in Dharamsala to discuss the current state of Tibetan language education. The proceedings included the exchange of not only new modern pedagogical techniques, but also traditional methods and practices, such as the use of the “jangshing” (sbyang shing, or wooden tablet).
This week’s Tibetan TV call-in show, Kunleng, host a discussion among Tibetan language specialists about the challenges of preserving Tibetan language in exile.Join us each week for Kunleng- a 60 minute new magazine TV show from VOA Tibetan. Each program features an in depth look at the top stories of the week and a discussion segment. We invite experts to talk about important issues of the day of interest to Tibetans and we invite you to call in with your questions or comments.
Kunleng is simulcast on television via satellite, on shortwave radio, and via the Internet in real time. Tune in every Wednesday at 1400-1500 UTC, 10:00 pm - 11:00 pm Lhasa time.
Call us live during the program with your comments and questions:
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