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Certificate Program in Preparatory Sanskrit

The Certificate Program in Preparatory Sanskrit provides students a unique opportunity to learn Samskritam (aka Sanskrit in its anglicized form) at their own pace. No prior knowledge of Samskritam is assumed, and teaching starts with basic instruction in English. After successful completion of four courses of study, the student will be able to read and understand original texts like Bhagavad Gita or Ramayana without the need for translations.  

It consists of simple and interesting lessons accompanied by pre-recorded audio for the initial two levels. Lessons include stories, puzzles, and glimpses of Samskritam literature along with an innovative method of language learning.

There are four 4-Credit Hour courses of study in this program titled in Sanskrit 1) Praveśaḥ 2) Paricayaḥ 3) Sikṣā and 4) Kovidaḥ. Each course of study typically takes 2 quarters i.e. 22 weeks and must be taken sequentially. The committed student may be able to complete the Certificate Program in 2-years, earning 16 credit hours in the process. This Preparatory Sanskrit Certificate will enable the student to pass the Sanskrit Language Proficiency Test (SLP), required for the Master’s Level Certificates in Sanskrit, which will be taught predominantly in the Sanskrit language.

The first course, Praveśaḥ will begin with English transliteration of Sanskrit script for the initial lessons and will include lessons for mastering the Devanagari script. Downloadable MP3 audio for the Praveśaḥ and Paricayah courses provide an opportunity for the students to listen to the audio develop their pronunciation of the Sanskrit language. As the students learn to access Sanskrit without the help of English, the transliteration will be phased out gradually.

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