Note: A variety of Tibetan dictionaries are included in the Dictionaries & Encyclopedias section of the guide.
Central Tibetan or Lhasa Dialects
Manual of Standard Tibetan Series
Several dozen video recordings of lectures and vocabulary corresponding to each chapter in Nicolas Torunadre's Manual of Standard Tibetan. Useful for self-study and classroom instruction.
Learning Amdo Dialect
A work-in-progress, compiled by Dr. Frances Garrett at the University of Toronto. Includes links to ethnographic videos, audio samples, and references to instructional books, dictionaries, and related websites.
A Week in Rebkong, Amdo
An online oral language-acquisition module of 10 lessons with vocabulary and audio-links for basic conversation. Developed by Dr. Nicole Willock and Gedun Rabsal, Tibetan language instructor at Indiana University, with technical assistance from Christopher Walker.
Amdo Tibetan Dialect Collection
17 video recordings of conversation by native speakers in Amdo Tibetan dialect, with transcripts and English translation. A project of the Tibetan & Himalayan Library.
Rangjung Yeshe Institute, Kathmandu, Nepal
Translator Training Program
Summer Language Programs
CARLA: Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition: Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) -- Tibetan Course Listings
Endangered Languages Archive, SOAS, University of London
OLAC Language Resource Catalog, Penn Libraries
Includes a bibliography of early and contemporary linguistic studies on a variety of Tibetan dialects. Includes a separate list of resrouces for Amdo Tibetan and Khams Tibetan dialects.
Tibetan Language Institute, Hamilton, Montana USA
Thosamling Sidhpur, India
The Tibetan Language Student. Some learning materials, and links to other language-learning programs. Website developed by a teacher named Sonam, now living in Vancouver, Canada.