Summer School in Spoken Sanskrit
August 1st to 25th 2017
In this course, the students will learn how to converse in Sanskrit on topics of daily life by using classical and modern vocabulary. Active participation of the students and modern multi-media tools will facilitate the learning process in the interactively designed course. Thus, the students and scholars will be able to overcome the perception of Sanskrit as a written-only, “dead” language, and increase their confidence in actively using this language. The study of Sanskrit will become a lively and creative experience for the students and will also contribute to their understanding of the written language. The course is a unique opportunity to learn and practice spoken Sanskrit in a dynamic environment.
- Spracheninstitut an der Universität Leipzig e.V.,
- Ritterstr. 12,
- D-04109 Leipzig,
- Tel.: +49(0)341-9730281
- Leipzig University
- Institute of Indology and Central Asian Studies
- Schillerstr. 6
- D-04109 Leipzig
Dr. Sadananda Das is widely known as an excellent speaker and experienced teacher of spoken Sanskrit. He has taught seventeen summer school courses in spoken Sanskrit at Heidelberg University, three at Lausanne University, and three at the Australian National University, besides five courses in advanced spoken Sanskrit at Florence University, at the Centre of Sanskrit Studies in Barcelona, at the Jñāna Pravāha Centre for Cultural Studies in Varanasi and at the Śādvala Centre for Sanskrit Studies in Goa. This years’ course will take place at Leipzig University. In the past seventeen years the course has attracted students and scholars of Indology and related fields from across the globe.
Prerequisites: Knowledge of English and basic knowledge of Sanskrit (at least 4 semesters) as well as the ability to read Devanāgarī script. The course will be taught in Sanskrit.
Timetable: Classes from 09:00 to 17:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 09:00 to 12:30 on Wednesday and Saturday.
Application: please download the application form, number of participants limited to 20, Deadline: 31st May
Course fee: 450,- EUR. This includes 150 units (45 minutes each) of instruction, teaching materials, welcome and farewell dinners, guided city tour as well as tea, coffee and snacks.
The course fee must be paid in full by 30th of June 2017, by bank transfer to the following account:
- Bank: DKB
- IBAN: DE97 1203 0000 1005 3728 32
- BIC: BYLADEM1001
Accomodation: Upon request, we can organize accomodation in the University's student hostel (limited contingent). Alternatively, you may wish to book your own accomodation, for instance, by RBNB.
Please note that a monthly ticket for public transportation in Leipzig costs about 72 € (54 € for students). Renting a bicycle is an attractive alternative, especially in August.
Food and Drink: upon request, you can get a student restaurant card for the central canteen 'Mensa am Park'. The card is free of charge. The price category on the menue is the one given in the middle: https://www.studentenwerk-leipzig.de/en/mensa-menu
Budget accomodation options in Leipzig:
Single rooms and apartments