Announcement – Nepali: A Beginner’s Primer Now Online

We are delighted to announce that ‘Nepali: A Beginner’s Primer, with Conversational Dialogues and Grammar’ is now online:

Hosted by Cornell University’s Language Resource Centre, and developed with a grant from the South Asia Language Resource Center at the University of Chicago, the course comprises 16 lessons with dialogues, associated audio and video content, an interactive bilingual glossary (with audio pronunciation clips) and additional supplementary materials.

The core content of this beginner’s course draws on the instructional material devised by Shambhu and Banu Oja at Cornell University, used for teaching over the last 25 years.

No registration is required to use the site. However, we are currently assessing the usage and efficacy of this online resource and are eager to find volunteers who may help. If you would be willing to respond to some questions about your usage, and offer constructive feedback, please send an email to Dick Feldman at The materials are all offered for free online, so we do appreciate your efforts to help us evaluate them.

Good wishes,

Kathryn March, Shambhu Oja and Mark Turin