Culture and Language Learning

Nepal is very rich country in cultural landscapes. The country is a potpourri of ethnic groups and sub-groups who speak over 70 languages and dialects and there are numerous festivals that are celebrated throughout the year in traditional style highlighting enduring customs and beliefs.

Nepali language is National and official language in Nepal. It is used throughout the Kingdom of Nepal. Language gives you a unique experience. It is said that without learning language, it is impossible to make anyone's stay and travel successful and enjoyable.

VSSN has a number of experienced and professional language trainers. It applies learner's centered teaching method with comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Trainer can be available at learner's convenient time and place.

VSSN has its own designed course book but can be given lessons according to learner's needs and suggestions. VSSN guarantees that the learner can feel the difference and confidence within few hours. We provide short term (hourly basis) and long-term (more than two weeks) language classes.

VSSN has categorized in three different phases for long-term language class:

1. Phase I             Class room

2. Phase II            Class room + Community language learning

3. Phase III          Class room + Family / Village Stay

1. Classroom based learning


In this Phase the language class will be focused on making the trainee comfortable and confident in introducing and preparing for going out to have a conversation with community people.
 
2. Classroom + Community based learing

VSSN thinks that the learning is done for making conversation with community people sooner or later. So in this Phase, classroom and community are used for learning at the same time. For the first hour, classroom is used for preparing and discussing on learners strengths, weaknesses and difficulties, which were faced in community and the learner goes to community to practice with the trainer. The learner can learn different cultural news and values as well from the community.


3. Classroom + Family/Village Stay

Learning a language means to adopt oneself to the culture of the target language i.e. one acculturates him in the target language society. Keeping this socio-linguistic principle in mind VSSN believes that village (family) stay is the best part of learning language and culture. They can exploit not only the language, but also get a great opportunity to see and experience real Nepali life styles, Natural beauties, Cultural variation and participating on local festivals.
 
Before leaving for village stay the learners will be given detail information on cultural aspects and village life. In this Phase, the learners will be taken to the best village and family by a language trainer and have Nepali family and have Nepali language for few hours in a classroom everyday. The learner will stay in Nepali family and have food with them as a family member. The host family will receive orientation on how to deal and serve food for foreigner.

Contact Address

Volunteer Service & Support Nepal
Dhumbarahi, Kathmandu.
GPO Box: 8974 CPC 478
Kathmandu, Nepal

Email

matrika@volunteer-nepal.org
volnepal@gmail.com

Contact

Matrika Rijal
(+977) 98510 48497