(1) Bootstrap yourself. Enable yourself to learn samskrit through samskrit.
- Active Learning: Attend Samskrita Bharati's 20-hour introductory workshop
- Passive Learning: Watch the taped version of the workshop, sold by Rashtriya Samskrita Samsthan
- Study Level 1 & 2 from Rashtriya Samskrita Samsthan's "Teach Yourself Samskrit" series
- Read simple prose works. Get a subscription to Samskrita Bharati's "sambhashana-sandesha" magazine, and read the "bala-modini" stories.Then graduate to the other short-stories.
- Study one of the Level 3 offerings from the "Teach Yourself Samskrit" series.
- Read all sections from the sambhashana-sandesha magazine.