Volume 3 - Number 2 - August 2016

Roundup from around the Commons
for the week of February 10 - 16, 2017

New Funding and Job Opportunities

What's New For Teachers

RESOURCE> Pali Online School

The next Pali Online School from the OCBS will run 2 - 22 April.  The course runs six days a week for three weeks.  

The times of this course best suit American and European students.  It runs in the morning for America, and late afternoon/evening for Europe. 

The aim of the course is that by the end of it you will be able to translate original Pali texts, using normal aids such as dictionaries. 

 

Details of this April's course are as follows:

E17 Course dates: 2 - 22 April 2017

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