MYANMAR STUDIES COURSES
BURMESE LANGUAGE COURSES
Burmese is the official language of Myanmar, which has a population of 54 million, around 70 percent of who are native speakers of the language. Burmese is also the main lingua-franca in the country as well as in Burmese communities worldwide. Burmese also has a long history of use in literary works and music, and now the language is increasingly widely used on the internet.
Our two-year program, consisting of four language proficiency levels, is designed to equip students with a solid foundational knowledge of Burmese reading skills as well as daily conversational ability, while also including awareness of Myanmar’s culture, society and history.
We focus on understanding spoken Burmese and introducing a basic knowledge of literary Burmese, as used in authentic materials, to help students further their research on Myanmar. Our teaching emphasises the development of listening comprehension skills through many audio-lingual materials, focusing on the joy of listening.
ANU has a strong history of Myanmar research, and our students will be invited to academic events organised by the ANU Myanmar Research Centre.
The syllabus of ANU Burmese courses are designed to teach Burmese as a foreign language for adult learners, including the second generation of Myanmar families who have grown up speaking English.
Our Burmese language courses:
These are the four Burmese language courses: