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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