Sanskrit level 1: module 3
Time: 11:00 - 12:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: RS705
Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 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.
Rohini Bakshi has an M.A in Hindu Studies from SOAS, University of London. She teaches Sanskrit, Hindi, Vedic Chanting, and introductory courses on the Upanishads, Patanjali's yoga sutras, and the Bhagavad Gita. Oxford alumna, columnist and blogger, Rohini has been teaching Sanskrit on social media for years and has published an independent reader for Sanskrit students based on this work. She is currently teaching Katha Upanishad at the advanced level.
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.