Learn Sanskrit at City Lit in London

Sanskrit is one of the oldest languages in existence, dating back over 2,500 years. It is the classical language of ancient India and features in religious texts of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

Sanskrit is part of the Indo-European language family, meaning that it has influenced several western languages including English. Some words of Sanskrit origin that appear in English conversation include avatar, cheetah and karma.

Learn Sanskrit at City Lit in Covent Garden. Our courses will give you an overview of Sanskrit grammar and develop your skills for translating ancient Sanskrit texts. Our courses range from beginner to advanced levels and you can further expand your knowledge with courses in Vedic chanting.

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  1. Sanskrit level 3: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Using material from ancient Sanskrit this course focuses on intermediate grammar, enabling the student to read and construct fairly complex prose.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  2. Sanskrit Level 1: module 3

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Using material from ancient Sanskrit this course focuses on intermediate grammar, enabling the student to read and construct fairly complex prose.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  3. Sanskrit level 2: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Continue to develop your knowledge of Sanskrit, expanding your vocabulary and becoming more familiar with its grammar features.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  4. Sanskrit Vedic chanting intermediate: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn how to chant in the authentic way, following the Taittiriya School of the Yajur veda.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘How will I be taught’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  5. Sanskrit: an introduction for complete beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 10 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: The British Museum
    This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, uses British Museum objects related to ancient South Asia to provide a foundation in the sacred language of Sanskrit. The class will be held at the British Museum.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  6. Sanskrit: an introduction for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jul 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn about one of the most ancient Indo-European languages in the world and get a taste of its grammar!
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

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