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 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: EC Euston
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    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  2. Sanskrit Level 1: module 2

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
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    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  3. Sanskrit Vedic chanting beginners: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 15 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
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    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  4. Sanskrit level 2: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: EC Euston
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    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  5. Introduction to the Bhagavad Gita

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the importance of the Bhagvad Gita and learn why it continues to be one of the most important and most widely read ancient Hindu text.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £48.00

  6. Classical Sanskrit poetry in translation

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and discover some of the masterpieces of classical Sanskrit poetry (kavya) in English.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £36.00

  7. Sanskrit Vedic chanting intermediate: module 2

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
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    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  8. Sanskrit: an introduction for absolute beginners at the British Museum

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 14 Feb 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

  9. Introduction to Sanskrit

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 4 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
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    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £36.00

  10. Sanskrit level 3: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: EC Euston
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    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  11. Sanskrit Level 1: module 3

    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This information will be provided soon. Please keep checking our website.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  12. Sanskrit Vedic chanting beginners: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy
    This information will be provided soon. Please keep checking our website.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

  13. Sanskrit level 2: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: EC Euston
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    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £169.00
    Concession: £103.00

  14. Sanskrit Vedic chanting intermediate: module 3

    Evening
    Course Date: Fri 24 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This information will be provided soon. Please keep checking our website.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £66.00

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