Sanskrit: Level 11

Tutor: Zoë Slatoff
Start date: 9 October 2022


In Sanskrit Level 11 we will build upon what we have learned in the previous 10 courses, continuing to develop understanding through learning grammar and chanting and translating verses from yoga-related texts. In this course, we will finish the book – Yogāvatāraṇam: The Translation of Yoga – studying chapter 21 and completing the final review section. Over the course of the 9 weeks, we will learn about the conditional and benedictive moods as well as composite verbs and cvi formation, and directional words with the suffix -anc. We will mainly be reading passages from the early Upaniṣads, as well as verses from classical and haṭha yoga texts and some popular mantras. By the end of the course, we will have covered pretty much all of the grammatical constructs and you will be ready to read texts on your own.


Course Video

Videos are one of the most important parts of an online course.

Our courses offer two distinct types of video.

  1. Video on demand. Core videos for your course available to watch at any time. Audio versions are also available for download.
  2. Live Zoom sessions. We have six Zoom sessions open to all our students. These cover a range of topics. They let you explore other areas of study, and to meet tutors and students from other courses. Recordings are also made available after the session has ended.

In this course, we build upon what we learned in our Level 1–10 Sanskrit courses.


Course delivery is 100% online

7–9 weekly sessions

Study in your own time

Your tutor is available by email and forums

Communicate online with your fellow students

All course materials are delivered via the web

Student forums with tutor participation

Recorded lectures available in video and mp3 format

All required lecture notes included

Audio interviews with specialists in Hindu Studies

Supplementary materials taken from the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies teaching and research programme

Assessment is optional and is on the basis of successful completion of a single essay of 2000 words, with the exception of our Sanskrit courses which are assessed on weekly course work.

Courses can be completed in as little as seven weeks. There is a final deadline for essays or course work of twelve weeks from the beginning of the course.

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