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Prem Bahadur Kunwar
Prem is a trained linguist with experience working as an interpreter for the United Nations in Nepal. In 1999, Prem founded Cosmic Brontosaurus Language School in Lakeside with help from his Australian ‘brother’ Greg and he and his family have worked tirelessly to build its reputation ever since.

Most of Prem’s spare time is dedicated to developing and running projects to develop his very remote, mountain village Arnakot Deurali in Baglung District.

Find out more about his amazing work helping to bring water, medicine and learning back home. It’s a truly inspiring story and, if it grabs you like it has many others, there are plenty of ways you can provide support. Visit the Arnakot Project website to find out more about how Prem is changing the lives of his community and how you can help.

Prem has also co-authored a Nepali language learning book in French and English with Louis Simon Roy. Check out the books and buy online.

What is a Cosmic Brontosaurus?
The school’s name was chosen to reflect the fun interactive way we approach learning, which is proven to have better and quicker results than old fashioned chalk-and-talk approaches. More than anything it is quirky, catchy and surreal, which aims to crack a smile and be really memorable – much like the lessons themselves!

Lonely Planet says:
“Cosmic Brontosaurus language school … offering individual or group lessons from beginner to advanced, the rather primitive classroom in a wooden shack along the lake is surrounded by banana plants and is the perfect spot to learn Nepali. With seven years’ experience working with the UN as a translator, Prem, who runs the school is a lovely guy!”

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