Summer Pali Language Study

Unfortunately Pāli will not be offered for the Summer Program 2021



Online Summer Pāli Course

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. 

Syllabi will be available here soon.

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

You will find the price list for the Summer Program courses linked on the right hand side of this page (at the end of the page if you are on mobile) under the heading "Fees for Online Summer Program."