Sanskrit level 2 module 1
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: RS317
Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course follows from and expands on Sanskrit Level 1 at City Lit.
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?
Thorough revision of what was learned in Level 1 – especially the Devanagari script, sandhi, the present, imperfect and future tense, nominal declensions, verb conjugations in the present system.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Construct, read and translate fairly complex sentences in all the moods of the present system. You will learn to analyse and translate Sanskrit shlokas from the epics and the Bhagavad Gita.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course presumes language skill imparted at Level 1 at City Lit, or equivalent competency.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This is an online course with interactions in both Sanskrit and English. To fully benefit from the course, you should be prepared to commit at least 3-4 hours to homework.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
The course will follow the text book: The Story Of Rama: A Sanskrit Course Book For Beginners - Part 1: 6: Amazon.co.uk: Warwick Jessup, Elena jessup, Warwick Jessup, Elena jessup: 9788120835504: Books.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can enrol for module 2, in which you will expand your vocabulary dramatically, learn complex grammatical forms, the past and future tense, the passive voice, and be able to read prose passages appropriate to this level.
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 9 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.She also teaches Sanskrit language at City Lit.
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.