Sanskrit: Level 2

Sanskrit: Level 2 - an Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies online course

This course builds upon our Sanskrit: Level 1 course. We further develop our understanding through grammar and by chanting and translating verses from yoga-related texts.

We will study chapters 3 and 4 of Yogāvatāraṇam: The Translation of Yoga. This integrates traditional Indian and Western academic methods of learning.

Over nine weeks we learn masculine, feminine, and neuter nouns in all of their eight cases as well as more verbs and sandhi rules. This allows us to read from texts such as the Bhagavad Gita, Hathapradipika, the Sivasamhita, and popular mantras.

Now with dedicated Zoom sessions!

Start Date: 21 July 2024

Late enrolments still open for a limited time!

Course Duration: Eight Weeks

Course Tutor(s): Dr Zoë Slatoff

Course Creator(s): Dr Zoë Slatoff

65 pages

Optional Assessment: Weekly Coursework

Pathway(s): Sanskrit

On-Demand Video

The main video component of your course. On-demand means you can watch at the time that suits you.

3hr 58min

Zoom sessions
This course contains three dedicated live Zoom sessions with Dr Zoë Slatoff (recordings available for any you miss).

25 July 6:30pm (UK time)
8 August 6:30pm (UK time)
22 August 6:30pm (UK time)
5 September 6:30pm (UK time)

You will also be invited to join our general interest Zoom sessions throughout the term. These are open to all enrolled students and cover a range of topics related to indian thought and philosophy.

They are a great way to meet students and tutors from other courses!

Sanskrit: Level 2


Special offer: Sign up for any three levels of Sanskrit and get a 20% discount (applied at checkout)


Each week you are provided with course notes (or you can follow along in the book if you have it), video, and audio files. We focus on proper pronunciation and learning through sound as well as reading, writing, and grammar.

There are weekly assignments.


Your Tutor

Zoe Slatoff

Dr Zoë Slatoff

Dr Zoë Slatoff has created and tutors a comprehensive series of Sanskrit courses for the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. She has a PhD in Religion and Philosophy from Lancaster University and an MA in Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia University. She teaches Sanskrit and Yoga Philosophy in the Yoga Studies MA program at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.  Zoë is the author of Yogāvatāraṇam: The Translation of Yoga, a Sanskrit textbook based on classic yoga texts. She also taught for many years at her yoga shala in NY, Ashtanga Yoga Upper West Side.

Sanskrit: Level 2 - an Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies online course
Sanskrit: Level 2

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