Franziska Oertle
"You may say, I'm a Dreamer -but I'm not the only one" -John Lennon.
Franziska Oertle
"You may say, I'm a Dreamer -but I'm not the only one" -John Lennon.


Franziska Oertle

Known affectionately as the "one who cracked the code". She's helped countless students start from zero to mastering the language. Author of a four-volume colloquial Tibetan language textbook, Franziska truly understands the elegance of the Tibetan language and generously offers everything she knows of the language to her students.

Few people can make a difficult subject easy and Franziska through both her great love of the language and of teaching, makes learning Tibetan not only fun but relatively easy.

Franziska is the Tibetan language teacher at SINI and has helped countless students go from zero to hero. She has taught at the University of Virginia, the FPMT Translation Program, Emory University, SIT in Nepal, the Rangjung Yeshe Institute, and has been invited to many institutions to share her ideas and views on learning Tibetan. She has opened the door to the Tibetan language for so many students from all over the world. Her commitment to preserving the Tibetan language is deeply inspiring. If you are interested in learning Tibetan, consider taking her class.

Following her dream to -one day- understand His Holiness in Tibetan, Franziska-la left her country, job, family and friends to study Tibetan language in Nepal. This was 14 years ago... Nowadays, she loves sharing what she has been so extremely fortunate to receive with her students all over this beautiful Planet.

Meeting His Holiness
The Heart of Tibetan Language Foreword by His Holiness The Dalai Lama

Her favorite page of her text book: The Heart of Tibetan language is the Foreword. Click on any image to enlarge!

Gen Christabella

Her two favorite colleagues are Gen Sengey la and Gen Christabella - both non-human persons - who guide & support the students throughout the text book with their unique qualities, such as humor, love and smiles! Her text book - བོད་སྐད་སྙིང་པོ་ - is a unique blend of indigenous Tibetan grammar and contemporary learning methodology. It introduces the students to the fascinating world of profound and beautiful Tibetan grammar concepts in a joy- and playful way!

Gen Sengey


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Email: heartoftibetanlanguage@gmail.com