Newar Intensive Course 2014

The UZH Department of Comparative Linguistics offers a Newar intensive course, taught by experienced instructor and native speaker Laxmi Nath Shrestha.

Newar is the language of the Newars, the original inhabitants of the Kathmandu valley and one of the most fascinating ethnic groups of Nepal.

By participating in this course, you will delve into Newar culture and start to speak Newar from the very first lesson. You will be surprised finding yourself able to take part in simple conversations after a few days!

Use this unique chance to learn a fascinating language on an intensive schedule and enjoy the stimulating atmosphere of UZH and Zurich in late summer.

In order to register, send an e-mail with your level of education and address to We will send you a bill for the course fee. Your registration will be considered complete once you have transferred the fee.

Course details


1 - 13 September 2014

  • Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 12:30, 14:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday: 10:00 - 13:00


University of Zurich, Department of Comparative Linguistics
Building PLK (Plattenstrasse 54, 8032 Zurich), room 204


Laxmi Nath Shrestha

Fee (accommodation excluded)

  • regular: 300 SFr. / 240 €
  • undergraduate students: 220 SFr. / 180 €

Registration deadline

25 August 2014

Credit points

The course concludes with two optional exams, one oral (13 September, 14:00 - 15:45), the other written (17 September, 8:00 - 9:45). Both take place in the same room as the course.

If you book these exams as a UZH student (module "401 Aussereuropäische Sprache", see the course catalogue) and pass them, you will be credited 9 ECTS points.

Independently of this, all participants will receive a confirmation of their participation in the course.