We know that language is the means of communication. Whether it is verbal or sign language, the language connects one another. There are hundreds of thousands of languages in the world. Some of those languages are limited within the particular people group and some languages are used as national and official language and some languages are used as the international language such as English.

The national language connects people in a particular country and the international language connects people from different countries. However, not everybody necessarily knows the international language. So, to communicate with those people people one has to learn the language those people understand.
I was born in the barn with the cattle and was very shy and was intimidated as I would see somebody on the way and would hide until the person was gone. As I was growing, I would see trekkers camped in my village on the way to Ganesh Himal trek. I was very curious about them and their language, especially English. People in my villages call any white skinned person "American" no matter wherever he or she is from and think that he or she speak English. A strong desire to learn English language and have conversation with them one day. But it was just an imagination for that time. However, my desire kept growing to learn English. There was nobody to teach me English. Only after class four English alphabet would be taught in the school. I tried my best to learn English whatever way I could. I would tune in shortwave radio to listen to English speaking even though it did not make any sense to me. I enjoyed even just listening. I tried to read any paper written in English even though I could not pronounce correctly. There was nobody to correct me. However, my desire did not die, instead kept growing.

One day in 1990, I met a man from New Zealand in Kathmandu as I was walking in the street. He first spoke to me " How are you ? " I don't remember how I responded but I tried my best to communicate with him.  He was the person who taught me trekking and I began to learn how to speak English. I kept on learning English whatever way I could. I started to work as a trekking guide since 1994 and still guiding. I did not have to work as porter long. I only twice carried the load as a porter in trekking. Because of my language expertise I was given the opportunity to guide. I am still guide once in a while. Now, I own my own trekking company called "SOLACE ADVENTURE Pvt. Ltd."

Since 2004, I began to teach Nepali language to foreigners and still teaching. It is the advantage of my language skill. I have students who are learning Nepali online as well as face to face class. Soon I am going to launch my Nepali language course packages. It will make convenient to the students to learn on their own time wherever they are whether they are at home or travelling. They don't have to schedule to be present in the class in any particular time. It will be so easy for people to learn Nepali on own time and speed.

I will be updating in my coming blogs. Yes, the language matters. English language has connected me with the people from all over the world and given me the way for living. I have met many people over and over again to Nepal and love Nepal and like to communicate with the people, but because of the language barrier they are not able to dot that and they do not have time to take language class here. That gave me the idea of helping those people through online class. And now I have realized that even online class only also not helpful for everybody. So, I am preparing Nepali Language Course packages.

I will be updating in my coming blogs. I will be looking forward to see many people benefited by my language course.

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Prem Tamang

My name is Prem Tamang. I am married with two children. I live in Pokhara ,Nepal. I am a trekking guide and a language teacher. I teach English and Nepali languages. I do translation works as well. I translate English books into Nepali language. I have been a trekking guide for 22 years and language teacher for 12 years and 15 years as a translator.

In the beginning of the year 2017 I registered my trekking company "Solace Adventure Pvt. Ltd." I have been working a manager in "The Language Encounter Pvt. Ltd."

I love to read books, sing songs and sometimes write songs. My hobby is music, reading books and photography. I am very social person. I love to make friends and meet new people from all over the world.

I am starting to write blog. I will be writing in the in various subjects. I really appreciate my viewers and count their suggestions and comments valuable. Please, do not hesitate to give me suggestion so that I can improve. Thank you.

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