a global community
In order to involve Sylheti-speaking SOAS students (and Sylheti-speaking Londoners), the SOAS Sylheti Language Society is a group for collaborative teaching and learning to give a different analytic forum to Sylheti to be discussed as a language, not 'improper Bengali' (as it's called in most Bengali language courses where in London 6-8 out of 10 students are Sylheti origin). Teaching Sylheti is also an experience to put on a C.V. which may lead to translation/interpretation work here in the U.K.
The SOAS Sylheti Language Society produced a lessons booklet and is working on expanding its second edition.
All lessons are free and open to everyone. (Also now online!)