Summer Pali Language Study

Summer Program 2021

Orientation sessions start from 9 June 2021, and classes run from 14 June to 6 August 2021 (eight weeks).

Please note that the information below relates to the online Summer Program 2020. More information regarding the Summer Program 2021 will be available in January 2021. 



Online Summer Pāli Course

Orientation sessions start from June 10, and classes run from June 15 to August 7 (eight weeks).

The Pāli summer program is offered at the beginning level. The level of intensity of the course is high and students are expected to invest considerable time and effort in order to meet class requirements and academic expectations. Students who successfully complete the courses will be well on their way towards a high degree of proficiency in Pāli. This course is equivalent to one academic year of Pāli Studies. The course introduces Pāli grammar, combined with regular chanting and translating texts from Canonical Pāli texts.

This intensive Pāli course is designed for beginning students with no prior knowledge of Pāli. The program provides a thorough grounding in the basics of Pāli, including a complete introduction to Pāli grammar. The course provides a strong foundation for the reading of Buddhist Pāli literature.

Students are lead through basic texts in a detailed and gradual manner so that even complete beginners will be able to access their meaning while building their vocabulary and gaining familiarity with the intricacies of Pāli grammar. 

For more information, please download the detailed course syllabus.

Closing date for applications is June 7, however it is advised to book before then as classes may reach maximum capacity before June 7.

Admission Criteria

All applications for the Beginning Pāli course are subject to approval by the Centre for Buddhist Studies.

For more information, please refer to the Eligibility Requirements and Admissions Process for the summer program.


The beginning Pāli course is accredited at the Centre for Buddhist Studies for Pāli I and Pāli II (six credits total).

Fee Request

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The fees listed in the price list include the 50% discount.