What is the course about?
In this course you will read prose passages equivalent to Sanskrit IGCSE option B. This will be achieved through a continued expansion of vocabulary (approximately 250 words) and the acquisition of complex grammatical forms. You will be introduced to Sanskrit prosody and the sloka meter in which the Bhagvad Gita is written.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Athematic verb conjugation & verbal classes; tenses outside the present system (perfect, periphrastic, perfect, periphrastic future); formation of nouns and adjectives; verbal and nominal compounds; secondary verbal conjugations: the causative, desiderative, and the intensive forms; the infinitive.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
By the end of the course, with lexical support you will be able to read simple verses from Sanskrit epics, and prose appropriate to this level.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have completed Level 2 Module 2 at City Lit (or an equivalent qualification) to enrol for this module. As the course is taught in English, please read the outline carefully to decide if you may benefit from support with your English skills to help you take part fully in this class.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Classroom contact with interactions in both Sanskrit and English. To fully benefit from the course, you should be
prepared to commit at least 2-3 hours to homework a week.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Books 1, 2 & 3 developed by St. James School for the IGCSE Sanskrit and Devavanipravesika by Robert Goldman, available on Amazon.co.uk.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Sanskrit Level 3 courses offered by City Lit. You could consider taking the IGCSE Sanskrit exam.