Sanskrit Level 1: module 1

Course Dates: 23/09/19 - 02/12/19
Time: 15:30 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Rohini Bakshi

By the end of this module you will be able to read and write in the Devanagari script, analyse sandhi; understand and apply commonly used noun declensions; identify frequently used verb conjugations, and construct simple sentences in the present tense.


What is the course about?

This is a beginners course which will enable you to read basic Sanskrit in the Devanagari script.

What will we cover?

The alphabet in transliteration and the Devanagari script; sandhi (vowel and consonant liaison at word borders); commonly used noun declensions; most important verb conjugations.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Construct and read simple sentences in the present tense. You will also be exposed to popular shlokas in Sanskrit.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a beginners course. You do not need any particular skill.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Classroom contact 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?

Bring a notepad and a pen/pencil. Book links will be provided, and a cursive writing book recommended at a nominal cost. Neither are compulsory.

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.

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good and interesting course with a helpful tutor
well worth it . More people should take it up . To get the most out be prepared to put in a few hours extra work every week.
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Course Code: RS756

Mon, day, 23 Sep - 02 Dec '19

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Full fee: £159.00

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