Spring 2020 classes are currently unavailable due to COVID-19. However, please check out the following resources to continue your student's learning. More updates will be posted.
Beginning Hmong Dance
Watch and follow along with dance instructors from Ntxhais Kaj Siab! More learning videos to follow!
Beginning Hmong Language for Children
Review the following video for the Hmong alphabet: Tsiaj ntawv niam, tsiaj ntawv txiv, and cov cim suab!
Check out Hmong Kids Channel on Youtube for some fun Hmong animated learning videos and songs!
Beginning Hmong Language for Adults
Check out Learn Hmong Lessons on youtube for some vocabulary development and speaking videos.
Hmong Folk Songs: Introduction to Kwv Txhiaj/Lug Txaj
We have no content at the moment but here is a video of one of our student's performance last year at HYPU National Night Out 2019! Hmong Folk Songs are poetic rhyming songs expressing various emotions towards the Hmong life: sorrows of missing homelands and life as an orphan to relationships and love. In this particular Kwv Txhiaj sang by Angie and written by Ashley Thao, it talks about a woman awaiting marriage and the marriage life.
Hmong Traditions: The Hmong Wedding Ceremony
Lesson 1 Clip: Mr. Txaj Xeem explains a part of the evolution of Hmong weddings. As heard from the Hmong wedding songs, livestocks such as cows were the original exchange for Hmong weddings. However, as currency was developed in China, the ceremonies evolved to value currency exchange instead of livestocks.
Lesson 2 Clip: Mr. Txaj Xeem goes over one of the several Hmong wedding processes. This process called the Tshoob Tog Qws is the typical process we see now, where the groom takes the bride home then sends a message over to the bride's family. Join our classes to get more in-depth knowledge of all the processes and who are the people involved in these processes.