French language classes were started in 2003. We currently have 20-30 students per month in the Beginning and Intermediate levels we offer at Lha. Classes run for one hour daily, Monday through Friday.
We have a variety of students in these classes, including high school and college students, monks, nuns and lay people who are currently unemployed. Some of the common reasons why the students have an interest in learning French is for future employment opportunities (some students are planning to go abroad where French is the official spoken language), college course preparation (students have to learn one foreign language for college), and to exchange knowledge and stories with people who speak French.
We ask that Language Teachers at Lha commit to a minimum stay of two months, in order to ensure as much course continuity as possible for our students. Teachers have access to a variety of teaching aids and materials through the Lha Library located in the main office building on Temple Road. Language Teachers at Lha are responsible for taking daily attendance, lesson planning, creating and grading homework and periodic exams for their students, and notifying the Teacher Coordinator in a timely manner should they be unable to attend their scheduled class.