Sanskrit level 2: module 1
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: RS412
Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course is a continuation of Sanskrit Level 1. You will expand your exposure to noun declension in all three genders, pronouns, and begin to learn the conjugation of irregular verbs.
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?
Deeper knowledge of the alphabet in transliteration and the Devanagari script including complex conjuncts super and sub scripts; declensions of nouns ending in vowels other than ‘a’; most important irregular verb conjugations.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- compose and read relatively complex sentences in the past, present and future tense;
- chant a few popular shlokas in Sanskrit.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You should have successfully completed Sanskrit level 1 or have equivalent exposure. 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?
This course is taught online using a variety of digital tools designed to duplicate the classroom. Interactions in both Sanskrit and English. We will be using The Stories of Rama Book 2 as a text book (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sanskrit-Course-Beginners-Story-Rama/dp/8120835514/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=story+of+rama+book+2&qid=1623049026&sr=8-3)
To fully benefit from the course, you should be prepared to commit at least 2-3 hours to homework.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
A dedicated notebook to capture classroom discussion.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can enrol for module 2, in which you will expand your vocabulary, learn how to use pronouns and other grammatical forms such as the gerund, the past and future tense, and be able to read prose passages appropriate to this level.
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.