Sanskrit level 1: module 3
Time: 16:00 - 17:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: RS405
Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
What is the course about?
Using material from ancient Sanskrit this course focuses on intermediate grammar, enabling the student to read and construct fairly complex prose.
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 verbs and verb classes; rare nominal declensions; the passive voice; optative and imperative moods; present and future participles; Sanskrit compounds.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Read complex prose passages in the past present and future tense, in the active middle and passive voice; With the help of a dictionary you should be able to read Hitopadesa stories set for IGCSE Sanskrit option B.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You must be fluent in the Devanagari script; successfully completed Modules 1 and 2 of Sanskrit Level 1 at City Lit of have equivalent competency. 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?
Weekly class room contact with interactive presentations and worksheets. You must be prepared to spend at least 3-4 hours outside the classroom for revision and homework.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
A catalogue of free online resources and a bibliography will be provided. You are liberty to invest in a primer that suits your budget. A file, loose paper and erasable pens would be practical.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Sanskrit Level 2 Module 1 from September.
Sabrina graduated from Aligarh Muslim University, India with a BA in Hindi & Sanskrit in 1990 and was awarded three University Gold Medals. Sabrina then went on to study Fine Art for a BFA & MFA in 1994 and 1996 respectively from Delhi University, India and an MA in Art Practice at Goldsmiths College, London University in 2007-9. Sabrina has 7 years of experience in teaching Hindi- her first language. She enjoys using audio/visual resources and activities in language teaching along with her own original teaching materials. Her in-depth knowledge of the language and teaching experience with specially designed lessons make her lessons very enjoyable. Her cultural inputs and anecdotes provide a deeper understanding of her fascinating country - India. Her research interests include contemporary Hindi in urban/rural settings and in Bollywood. She is also a proofreader for Hachette. Recently she reviewed the Hindi Grammar book for Routledge.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.