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6 Months Sanskrit Language Learning Course – Melbourne Classes

August 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until January 31, 2021

6 Months Sanskrit Course - Language Learning Classes
Classes will be in form of an interactive webinar on Zoom. All are encouraged to participate. This way we can maximize our learning. Remember time is in AEST (Sydney/Melbourne time).

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4819813722?pwd=eE52SlNUMFVhaDVpZDBoSDZuL2xCUT09

Meeting ID: 481 981 3722
Passcode: 510941

Program guides students through lessons of the 2 volumes (Introduction to Sanskrit).

Course unfolds the Sanskrit language in gradual step-by-step increments. A > B > C > D, etc. Each section builds onto the previous.

Intention of weekly physical classes is two fold:

  1. Learn the Sanskrit language.
  2. Opportunity to interact in Sanskrit with other class members. Because we know learning can easily be done at home. But nothing compares to real life interaction.

Contents of curriculum:

  • Vocabulary
  • Devanāgarī script (will learn to write/read) (EG: रामः पुत्रेण वनम् गच्छति ). Majority of Sanskrit literature is in devanāgarī.
  • Transliteration IAST with diacritics (EG: asti avidyā saṃsāre iti śrī kṛṣṇa vadati )
  • Hundreds of grammar rules
  • Paradigms/declensions
  • Ability to speak, write and read.
  • Chanting

To respect individual learning styles, we'll move at reasonable peace. Neither too slow, nor too fast. The speed will also be influenced by confidence of the collective class. This way slower type learners are not discouraged.

Students will also receive weekly homework to integrate class learnings. Students will be marking their own homework through self-honesty.

CONSIDER: Majority will stop coming by 5th week. Once the emotional honey moon is over and student realizes that Sanskrit requires a sharp intellect, logical thinking, appeal for memorization… then only most committed students will remain.

Book used in curriculum:

Introduction to Sanskrit: Part One (Thomas Egenes – 4th edition): Amazon

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Screenshot of latest 4th edition.

You can also use PDF version. Although serious students will eventually buy the book.

 

Previous experience needed?

Course starts from beginning, assuming student has 0.0% prior exposure to Sanskrit.

When and Where?

Classes will be every Sunday 10am-12pm.

4 Rosalind Cres, Blackburn, VIC

Teacher background:

Andre V, learned Sanskrit from McComas Taylor. Consider myself a student of Sanskrit until end of life.

Note that our classes are not associated with any University, nor is there a “certificate”, or class-marks. It is considered residential-private classes. But curriculum is strictly how I learned in University.

Questions:

Since course has started, only students of the course can ask. Ask where? If question is about content in lesson 1, then ask bottom of lesson 1 page. Same for all lessons. Yes, I will receive email notification when comment is left.

 

Details

Date:
August 16
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Organizer

Andre Vas
Phone:
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Email:
yesvedanta@gmail.com
Website:
http://www.yesvedanta.com

Venue

House in Blackburn
4 Rosalind Crescent
Blackburn, Melbourne, Victoria 3130 Australia
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  1. Geethakrishna on October 16, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    Is there any age limitation

    • mm Andre V on October 17, 2019 at 3:51 pm

      No age limit. In first class, we’ll make some adjustments according to attendants.

  2. Eswari sutha on December 17, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Hi,how to register sanskrit class😊

    • mm Andre V on December 23, 2019 at 10:17 pm

      I believe reg is full at 40. Will have to wait 6-7 months when we begin again.

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