Learn Sanskrit - Online Courses

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.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

Browse our Sanskrit courses below and enrol today!

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  1. Discover Sanskrit

    Course Date: Fri 26 Mar 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Get a taste of one of the most ancient Indo-European languages in the world.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £10.00
    Senior fee: £10.00
    Concession: £10.00

  2. Sanskrit Level 2: module 3

    Course Date: Mon 12 Apr 2021
    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 ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £103.00

  3. Sanskrit level 3: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 12 Apr 2021
    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 ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  4. Sanskrit level 1: module 3

    Course Date: Tue 13 Apr 2021
    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 ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  5. Patanjali's Yoga Sutras

    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    The understanding of yoga today seems to be limited to postures, flexibility and the physical and mental tenacity they are said to bestow. The philosophical fundament is largely unknown to modern practitioners. Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the foundational text of yoga, provides a blueprint for liberation. It sets out an ontology, epistemology, praxis - a soteriological pathway to the ultimate goal. This course is an introduction to the philosophical foundation of yoga.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  6. Sanskrit: an introduction for beginners

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 12 Jul 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Learn about one of the most ancient Indo-European languages in the world. Get a taste of its grammar and begin to access the Bhagavad Gita, epics and yoga texts in the original language of their composition.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £48.00

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