This from the Ming Tsam blog:
Aspiring translators, Tibetan language enthusiasts, and Buddhist philosophy pundits, welcome to the Ming Tsam Tibetan Program. Initiated by Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche in 2010, the Ming Tsam Tibetan program's most central aim is to one day become a translator training program! Of course, much ground must be covered before we reach that goal and for these first years we are simply working on the basic building blocks of a foreign language program.
Now, at the beginning of 2012, the first five-month beginner and four-month intermediate courses have been completed. The Beginner course began with 7 students and ended with 5 and the intermediate course began with 5 and ended with 3; not bad for a first year!
This year, the focus of the program will be towards students at an intermediate level. Main subjects of study will be Buddhist philosophy, grammar, and Tibetan liberal arts. However, the program's most exciting and notable feature will be the Junior Translator Pairs of Ming Tsam students and Dzongsar Shedra monks and khenpos!
For more information you may email the program coordinator Wyatt Arnold at email@example.com