Sanskrit Elementary Course
Duration: One-year course with 3 terms, 10 weeks per term, 2 hours per week
Mode of Attendance: Part-time
Fees: Course fees quoted are per term of 10 weeks.
This course is intended for those who have taken and completed Sanskrit Beginners. It aims to continue with the study of grammar and translation building on the skills acquired at the Beginners level. Students commence their study of Sanskrit literature by tackling graded readings and selected texts from the epics (Mahābhārata or Rāmāyaṇa).
Student are expected to be familiar with the devanāgarī script and with the basic concepts of Sanskrit grammar. There will be regular practice in reading and pronunciation of Sanskrit. Class size is normally limited to fifteen to allow intensive practice.
Course materials, if not supplied, are not included in the fee but can be purchased from SOAS bookshop firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, see under the syllabus tab for course content and materials.
Language Centre How To Apply
You can view our short course timetables here.
You can enrol:
- online via our online store
- in person by filling out a form in the Language Centre
- by post by sending an Application Form (pdf; 107kb) to our office address
- Please read our Terms and Conditions before applying for a course
- We cannot accept cash payments under any circumstances
Not a complete beginner?
If you are not a complete beginner, you will need to complete an assessment for course placement, allowing us to decide which course is right for you.
To apply for an assessment please complete our Needs Analysis Form (pdf; 33kb) and send to the relevant email inbox where a Course Officer will contact you for scheduling.
Course Fees and Discounted Rates
An overview of our Short Course Fees and Discounted Rates.
If you are eligible for a discount, you will not be able to complete your transaction on the Online Store. You will need to bring a paper Application Form (pdf; 107kb) , including your Staff/Student card for us to make a copy of, after which we can process your application at the discounted rate.
If you are a returning student, you will have received a letter informing you of the procedures for rejoining prior to the start of the registration period. You can pay using any method indicated above. Returning students, if they are continuing onto the course indicated as the progression course, do not need to be assessed.