Languages and Levels

On the general 2024 SASLI application, prospective students can elect to study the first or second year of a modern South Asian language or Sanskrit, as well as the third year of Hindi, Sanskrit, or Urdu.

However, the availability of courses varies year to year based on student interest, and specific languages/levels may not run due to low enrollments, so it’s best to apply early.

Archived syllabi that include required textbooks are also available for languages offered at SASLI in the past five years.

For SASLI 2024, classes are designated as either in person or synchronous online. No distance learning accommodations are available for in-person courses. All courses will be held Monday-Friday, 8:30 – 1:00 p.m. (CST).

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2024 Course Offerings

Prospective students can select among the following languages and levels for summer 2024:


  • Hindi (Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced)
  • Sanskrit (Elementary)
  • Tamil (Elementary)
  • Urdu (Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced)


  • Dari (Elementary)
  • Gujarati (Elementary)
  • Nepali (Elementary)
  • Sanskrit (Intermediate)


  • Bangla (Elementary and Intermediate)
  • Dari (Intermediate)
  • Gujarati (Intermediate)
  • Marathi (Elementary and Intermediate)
  • Nepali (Intermediate)
  • Pashto (Elementary and Intermediate)
  • Punjabi (Elementary and Intermediate)
  • Sinhala (Elementary and Intermediate)
  • Sanskrit (Advanced)
  • Tamil (Intermediate)
  • Tibetan (Elementary and Intermediate)

Kannada, Malayalam, and Telugu are offered by the University of Texas at Austin. Details available here.

2023 Course Syllabi

2022 Course Syllabi

2021 Course Syllabi

2020 Course Syllabi

2019 Course Syllabi

2018 Course Syllabi

Questions about course offerings in general or prior to 2018 can be directed to