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Sanskrit in UK Schools? A One-Day Seminar for Teachers
Posted on: 25/3/2018

Please find below an announcement for teachers in the UK. Email to book a place, or share with any teachers you know who might be interested in this!

Sanskrit in UK Schools?

A one-day seminar for Classics teachers interested in introducing Sanskrit at their schools

Wednesday, June 13 2018, 11am-5pm
Room G09, Gordon House, UCL

29 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PP (entry on Gordon Street)
(a twenty-minute walk from London King’s Cross, a five-minute walk from London Euston
or Euston Square tube station)

Sanskrit is an ancient language closely related to Greek and Latin which opens the door to a wealth of literary and cultural traditions.

This seminar will be led by Antonia Ruppel (PhD Classics Cantab.) and will offer:

o A brief introduction to the Sanskrit language and some of its literature
o Thoughts on how schools and Classics departments may profit from introducing Sanskrit to their curriculum
o Sanskrit for Classicists: how to use your knowledge of Latin and Greek to learn Sanskrit more easily
o An overview of the teaching and examination materials (from complete beginners to A Level)
o An introduction to the resources for self-study: a complete video course; a large variety of online aids
o An opportunity to ask any questions you may have about Sanskrit

For several decades, St James Schools have been teaching Sanskrit to primary- and secondary-school pupils. We have developed age-appropriate materials which take complete beginners to GCSE and beyond to AS and A Level (administered by Cambridge International Examinations).

There is no charge for the day and tea/coffee etc. will be provided. All registered participants will be given a copy of our introductory textbook. The seminar is intended for teachers with no or little prior knowledge of Sanskrit. Following the event, we will offer free weekly online sessions for anyone interested in learning the language.

For further information or to indicate your interest in attending this event, contact Dr Ruppel at
a (dot) ruppel (at) stjamesboys (dot) co (dot) uk.

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