What is the course about?
This course follows from and expands on Sanskrit Level 1 at Build. (See Stories of Rama Book 1 & 2 to know what has been covered).
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 Build, or equivalent competency.
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. Textbooks will be the starter level of the Sansrkit IGCSE course. Links will be provided.
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.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.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details