Sanskrit Level 3: module 1
Time: 15:30 - 17:00
tense; understand and apply a range of noun declensions; thematic and athematic verb conjugations in the present
system including at least two moods; introduction to sandhi.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: RS756
Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course follows from and expands on Sanskrit Level 1 at City Lit. (See Stories of Rama Book 1 to know what has been covered).
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, the present, imperfect and future tense, nominal declensions, verb conjugations in the present system, gerunds, pronouns, and introduction to sandhi - conditional phonological changes at word boundaries in Sanskrit.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Construct, read and translate fairly complex sentences including at least two moods of the present system. You will be able to analyse and translate selected Sanskrit shlokas from 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. 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 online with interactions in both Sanskrit and English. Resources and preparatory exercises will be posted on Google Classroom. To fully benefit from the course, you should be prepared to commit at least 3-4 hours to homework. Textbooks will Stories of Rama Part 2 and the starter level of the Sansrkit IGCSE course. Links to these textbooks will be provided on Google Classroom.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Textbooks will be the starter level of the Sansrkit IGCSE course. Links will be provided on Google Classroom. They are free and legal to download from the IGCSE website.
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.
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.