This introduction will explore the Pāli language in three aspects: study of the basics of pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar, chanting of traditional Pāli texts with discussion of their relevance, and in-depth analysis of key doctrinal terms used in Pāli suttas. By the end of the course students will be equipped to recite Pāli texts freely, to begin reading texts in the Pāli language, and use them as inspiration for contemporary practice.

Prerequisite: Familiarity with basic English language grammatical terms and the general concept of Pāli Case is recommended.