Pre­SAFL Program ­ 2016-17

Offered by Distance Learning Program, Samskrita Bharati, USA

Registration Link for PreSAFL Beginner Level Class - Closed

Registration Link for PreSAFL Intermediate Level Class Closed

Registration Link for PreSAFL Integrated Class - Closed

 

       Pre­SAFL is a program designed for 7th grades (and above).  The program offers several options that can facilitate subsequent admission to the SAFL program offered by Samskrita Bharati, USA. The Beginner level introduces the language.  The Intermediate level builds upon substantial prior knowledge to help prepare for the 200 level direct entry exam conducted by SAFL. The Integrated Class combines the Beginner and Intermediate level instructions.  The subsequent move to SAFL is optional, and is the responsibility of the students.

 

Pre­SAFL Course Schedule for 2016­-17

 

Pre­SAFL ­ Beginner (Based on Minimum 5 participants)

Pre­SAFL program B1 (Beginner Level Batch 1 ­ October 2016) - CANCELLED

Pre­SAFL program B2 (Beginner Level Batch 2 ­ January 2017)

Pre­SAFL program B3 (Beginner Level Batch 3 ­ March 2017)

 

Pre­SAFL ­ Intermediate (Based on Minimum 5 participants)

Pre­SAFL program I1 (Intermediate Level Batch 1 ­ February 2017) - CANCELLED

Pre­SAFL program I2 (Intermediate Level Batch 2 ­ February 2017) - OPEN

 

Pre­SAFL ­ Integrated (Based on Minimum 5 participants)

Pre­SAFL program G1 (Integrated Class1 ­ October 2016)

 

What to Expect, and Student Responsibilities

Pre­SAFL Beginner ­ Contents

Pre­SAFL Intermediate ­ Contents

Pre­SAFL Integrated ­ Contents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre­SAFL Course Schedule for 2016­-17

 

2016

2017

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

B1

B2

B3

I1

I2

G1

 

 

 

 

 

Pre­SAFL ­ Beginner (Based on Minimum 5 participants)

 

Classes conducted online - Video conferencing

PLEASE NOTE - These classes are offered by Distance Learning Program Team and is NOT part of SAFL Program. Enrolling in these classes will help prospective SAFL students (7th grade and above) to get them prepared for SAFL program. (For SAFL registration and admission requirements, please visit SAFL website ­http://safl.samskritabharatiusa.org and/or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  For information regarding Pre­SAFL, please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Pre­SAFL program B1 (Beginner Level Batch 1 ­ October 2016) (NOTE: Cancelled due to low registration)

[For students interested in getting admission to first year SAFL next academic year (2017-2018).  NO prior knowledge of Samskritam is required.]

Fridays - 8:00PMto9:00PMET (5:00PMto6:00PMPT)- October  14, 2016  to  Feb 3, 2017 (16 weeks, Fees -$200)

 

 

Pre­SAFL program B2 (Beginner Level Batch 2 ­ January 2017)

[For students interested in getting admission to first year SAFL next academic year (2017-2018). NO prior knowledge of Samskritam is required.]

 Sundays - 6:15PMto7:15PMET(3:15PMto4:15PMPT)- January 15, 2017  to  May 7, 2017 (16 weeks, Fees - $200)

 

 

Pre­SAFL program B3 (Beginner Level Batch 3 ­ April 2017)

[For students interested in getting admission to first year SAFL next academic year (2017-2018). NO prior knowledge of Samskritam is required.]

April 16th, 23rd , 30th ( 3.45 to 4.45 PM ) , May 7th , 14th, 21st ( 6.15 to 7.15 PM ) , June 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th (7.00 to 8.30 PM ), July 9th , 16th ( 7.00 to 8.30 PM)

(16 hours, Fees - $200). All times given above are Eastern Time. 

 

 

 

 

Pre­SAFL ­ Intermediate (Based on Minimum 5 participants)

 

Classes conducted online ­ video conferencing

PLEASE NOTE: ­ These classes are offered by Distance Learning Program Team and is NOT part of SAFL Program. Enrolling in these classes will help prospective SAFL students(who are in 7th grade and above) to get them prepared for SAFL program. (ForSAFLregistrationandadmissionrequirements, please visit SAFL website ­http://safl.samskritabharatiusa.org and/or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  For information regarding Pre­SAFL, please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Pre­SAFL program I1 (Intermediate Level Batch 1 ­ February 2017)

[For students interested in getting admission directly to second year SAFL next academic year (2017­-2018). Prior knowledge of Samskritam is REQUIRED.]

Fridays ­- 8:00PM to 9:00PM ET(5:00PM to 6:00PM PT) -­ February 3, 2017 to May 5, 2017  (16 weeks ­ Fees ­ $200)

  

 

Pre­SAFL program I2 (Intermediate Level Batch 2 ­ February 2017)

[For students interested in getting admission directly to second year SAFL next academic year (2017­-2018). Prior knowledge of Samskritam is REQUIRED.]

Sundays ­ 5:00PM to 6:00PM ET (2:00PM to 3:00PM PT) -­ February 12, 2017 to May 28, 2017(16 weeks ­ Fees ­ $200)

 

 

 

 


Pre­SAFL ­ Integrated (Based on Minimum 5 participants)

 

Pre­SAFL program G1 (Integrated Class 1 ­ October 2016)

[For students interested in pursuing Samskritam that can potentially culminate in preparation for the SAFL 100 waiver exam (to gain

admission directly to second year SAFL next academic year (2017­-2018). Prior knowledge of Samskritam is not required, but will be an 

advantage.  The classes will appear to be relatively fast paced for those with no prior knowledge.]

Sundays ­- 7:30PM to 8:30PM ET (4:30PM to 5:30PM PT) - ­ October 16, 2017 to May 28, 2017 (24 weeks spread over 8 months ­ Fees ­ $275)

Classes conducted online via video conferencing

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PLEASE NOTE: ­ These classes are offered by Distance Learning Program Team and is NOT part of SAFL Program.Enrolling in these classes will help prospective SAFL students(who are in 7th grade and above) toget them prepared for SAFL program. (ForSAFLregistrationandadmissionrequirements, please visit SAFL website ­http://safl.samskritabharatiusa.org and/or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)  For information regarding Pre­SAFL, please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

 

 

What to Expect, and Student Responsibilities

 

 Pre­SAFL Beginner ­ Contents

This course will help students interested in joining the SAFL program to get introduced to Samskritam.  Classes will take place every Sunday evening.  It is the student's responsibility to attend the classes.  This program is graded and continuously assessed.  The various aspects that will be graded are: attendance, homework, class participation, and 2 tests.

Attendance - 75% attendance  - 10 marks
Homework - 15 marks
Class Participation - 15 marks
Test 1 - Mid course  - 30 marks
Test 2 - End of Course - 30 marks

At the end of this course, the student is expected to gain familiarity with the devanagari script, read fairly well, write fairly well, and, be eligible to take the Pre-SAFL residential camp attendance waiver.  Please Note:  There is no substitute to attending the residential camps.  This program is to help those who are unable to make it to the camp for various reasons.  It is the student's responsibility to apply for SAFL and camp waiver.

Any student that scores 60 and above will be considered as having completed the course.  Course completion certificates  will be emailed to them.  (Completed = 60 & above, less than 80).  First Class = Above 80 and less than 90.  Distinction = 90 and above)

The $200 fee is non-refundable, and payable at the time of registration.  It includes study material.

 

 

Pre­SAFL Intermediate ­ Contents

This course is designed for students who would like to directly enroll in 2nd Year SAFL by applying for and successfully completing the direct entry exam.  Students are expected to be familiar with Devanagari script as well as basic skills in spoken Samskritam. This course will help such students to refresh their samskritam knowledge and prepare them for taking the the direct entry exam (equivalent of completing SAMS101 and SAMS102). Classes will take place every week.  It is the student's responsibility to attend the classes.  This program is graded and continuously assessed.  The various aspects that will be graded are: attendance, homework, class participation, and 3 tests - one at the start, one at the end of 2 months, and one at the end of the course.

Attendance - 75% attendance  - 10 marks

Homework - 15 marks

Class Participation - 15 marks

Test 1 - Entry time - 20 marks

Test 2 - Mid course  - 20 marks

Test 3 - End of Course - 20 marks

At the end of this course, the student is expected to have strengthened prior knowledge, and gained additional knowledge to be able to successfully take the direct entry exam.  Please Note:  There is no substitute to attending the complete SAFL program.  This program is to help those who have prior knowledge, and ready or almost ready for the second year's curriculum.  It is the student's responsibility to actually study, apply for SAFL and write the the direct entry exam.

Any student that scores 60 and above will be considered as having completed the course.  Course completion certificates  will be emailed to them.  (Completed = 60 & above, less than 80).  First Class = Above 80 and less than 90.  Distinction = 90 and above)

The $200 fee is non-refundable, and payable at the time of registration.  It includes study material.

 

Pre­SAFL Integrated ­ Contents

This course is designed for students who would like to pursue Samskritam all through the academic year.  Based on individual effort, the student may gain the knowledge to apply for the direct entry exam that will allow them to directly enroll in 2nd Year SAFL once they clear the exam.  Students will be taught the Devanagari script as well as basic skills in spoken Samskritam. This course will further prepare them for taking the direct entry exam (equivalent of completing SAMS101 and SAMS102). Classes will take place every week.  It is the student's responsibility to attend the classes.  This program is graded and continuously assessed.  The various aspects that will be graded are: attendance, homework, class participation, and 3 tests - one at the start, one at the end of 3 months, and one at the end of the course.

Attendance - 75% attendance  - 10 marks

Homework - 15 marks

Class Participation - 15 marks

Test 1 - Entry time - 20 marks

Test 2 - Mid course  - 20 marks

Test 3 - End of Course - 20 marks

At the end of this course, the student is expected to have strengthened prior knowledge, and gained additional knowledge to be able to successfully take the direct entry exam.  Please Note:  

Any student that scores 60 and above will be considered as having completed the course.  Course completion certificates  will be emailed to them.  (Completed = 60 & above, less than 80).  First Class = Above 80 and less than 90.  Distinction = 90 and above)

The $275 fee is non-refundable, and payable at the time of registration.  It includes study material.

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