Sanskrit is spoken in a surprising number of traditional schools, ashrams and colleges throughout India, but especially in holy centres and pilgrimage sites in the North. In addition, there is a small but growing community of Sanskrit speakers outside India. This two-week residential course, run intensively over the Australian summer, will give students immersion experience in Spoken Sanskrit. Students will acquire basic facility with introoductory conversational patterns, and will improve their aural comprehension through story telling, and their pronunciation through chanting and singing.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Fluency in basic conversational patterns.
2. High level of comprehension in basic conversational patterns.
3. Accuracy in prounciation in recitation of subhashitas (verses).
4. Intermediate level of aural comprehesion of simple spoken narratives.
Participation (10%) (LO 1,2,3,4)
Conversation test (30%) (LO 1)
Subhashita test (30%) (LO 3)
Aural comprehension test (30%) (LO 4)
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Six contact hours, five days per week, for two weeks =total 60 hours contact
Aural comprehension test
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the School of Culture History and Language to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Subhashita Manjari (S.Das)
Little Red Book of Sanskrit Paradigms (M.Taylor)
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