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Intensive summer courses on Sanskrit, Nepali and Urdu at Heidelberg University
November 21, 2017 - 00:42
The South Asia Institute (SAI) at Heidelberg University offers a number of extracurricular activities including spring and summer schools.
Generally these are organized by the SAI-departments or conducted as cooperation among the disciplines. In recent years many summer schools on political, cultural and philological topics have been offered and attracted the attention of an international academic community of young scholars from various backgrounds. This year the following summer schools are on offer:
From 5th to 30th August, 2013 the Department of Classical Indology offers its well-introduced Summer Schools in Spoken Sanskrit; and a Nepali Intensive Course. For the 14th year, Spoken Sanskrit is taught by Sadananda Das, whereas the Nepali Intensive course is again led by Laxmi Nath Shrestha. The language courses focus on practicing conversation and communication skills that can be used during field research or daily situations. All teachers are leading professionals in their fields and have significant backround in teaching and research. The lessons are held in English, therefore knowledge of English at reasonable level is required.
The department for Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures (Modern Indology) offers a summer school Intensive Course in Spoken and Written Urdu to be held from 12 – 31, August 2013. The instructors, Ms Amtul Manan Tahir, Ms Bushra Iqbal Malik and Dr Christina Oesterheld, have taught regular Urdu courses at Erfurt University and Heidelberg University and intensive Summer courses at Erfurt and Heidelberg.
In addition to the SAI organized Summer Schools there are associated research projects who offer events for students with a focus on South Asia.