Department of Greek & Latin


Sanskrit in UK Schools

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

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 11am - 5pm

Location: Room G09, Gordon House, Department of Greek and Latin, UCL, 29 Gordon Square (entry on Gordon Street), London WC1H 0PP.

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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:

  • A brief introduction to the Sanskrit language and some of its literature
  • Thoughts on how schools and especially Classics departments may profit from introducing Sanskrit to their curriculum
  • Sanskrit for Classicists: how to use your knowledge of Latin and Greek to learn Sanskrit more easily
  • An overview of the teaching and examination materials (from complete beginners to A Level)
  • An introduction to the resources for self-study: a complete video course; a large variety of online aids
  • 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 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 Antonia Ruppel at a.ruppel@stjamesboys.co.uk.