Spoken Sanskrit course: highly recommended

McComas Taylor mccomas.taylor at ANU.EDU.AU
Mon Apr 16 23:55:08 UTC 2007

My dear friend and colleague Dr Sadananda Das is running his wonderful 
Summer School in Spoken Sanskrit again this year. I have taken two of Dr 
Das's courses and strongly recommend them to everyone in the field. The 
course is easy and pleasurable, and is taught with the best combination 
of traditional and contemporary pedagogy. Learning to speak the language 
will add a whole new dimension to your Sanskrit experience. Please 
recommend it to your students, but it's never too late to start - 
professors with 30 years' teaching experience have thrived (thriven?) in 
this course!

Here is the official announcement from Heidelberg:

For the eighth year in a row the Department of Classical Indology at the 
South Asia Institute, Heidelberg, announces
the Summer School in Spoken Sanskrit. Since its start back in the year 
2000 it has attracted students and lecturers of
Indological, Religious and South Asian Studies from all over the world 
to practice Sanskrit in a different way: Under
the guidance of Dr. Sadanada Das, a Sanskrit native speaker from 
Benares, all those with a basic knowledge of
Sanskrit grammar and vocabulary shall learn to carefully listen, to 
accurately pronounce and to slowly speak and
recite this beautiful language. Our four-week intensive course will help 
strengthen your skills and make the study of
Sanskrit a lively and creative experience!

Facts of the course:
Organizer: Prof. Dr. Axel Michaels; Oliver Lamers, M.A.
Teacher: Dr. Sadananda Das
Participants: max. 15; min. 10
Date: July 30th – August 24th 2007
Fee: € 320,- (incl. teaching material)
Venue: South Asia Institute, Heidelberg
Deadlines: application May 15th, payment June 30th
Payment (by cheque or transfer to following account):
Universität Heidelberg, account 5302787600
Baden-Württembergische Bank Heidelberg, BLZ 67220020
Re: Summer School S-Kto 54034, K-Stelle: 97028000
Iban: DE88 6722 0020 5302 7876 00; Swift: BWBKDE6S672
Prerequisites: elementary Sanskrit and English
Application form:
Application by email:
oliver.lamers at urz.uni-heidelberg.de
Application by mail:
"Sanskrit Summer School", The Secretariat
Dept. of Classical Indology, South Asia Institute
Im Neuenheimer Feld 330
69120 Heidelberg, Germany
hostel on request, approx. € 220,-
For further information please contact:
Oliver Lamers, Tel. 0049-(0)6221-54-4907; Fax: 0049-(0)6221-54-6338; 
oliver.lamers at urz.uni-heidelberg.de

Dr McComas Taylor
Head, South Asia Centre
Faculty of Asian Studies
The Australian National University

Tel: +61 2 6125 3179
Fax: +61 2 6125 8326

Email: mccomas.taylor at anu.edu.au
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