• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Burmese
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages

This course will introduce students to the Burmese language, and provide them with beginner level communicative commands, with an emphasis on conversation in every day situations. Students will also begin to familiarise themselves with reading and writing Burmese script. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be be able to:
1. give, request and understand simple personal and biographical information
2. give, request and understand simple directions about location
3. give and follow simple instructions
4. make simple transactions in shops, restaurants or other familiar situations
5. use simple communication strategies to ask for help with or repetition of unfamiliar words
6. read some short, basic information texts in Burmese

Other Information

Burmese within the Asian Language Major

Burmese instruction is supported by the Southeast Asian Centre. Burmese may be included in the study sequence for most of the Asian languages on offer in the College, but students must satisfy the minimum requirements for their designated Asian language major and should seek advice from the Sub Dean or the relevant language convenor.

This course will run over two separate weeks, from 9am to 5pm, in winter session:

Monday 20 June - Friday 24 June
Monday 11 July - Friday 15 July

Indicative Assessment

1. In class participation - 10%
2. Quizzes - 5%
3.Mid term written test - 15%
4. Mid term oral test - 15%
5. Final oral test - 30%
6. Final written test - 25%

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Requisite and Incompatibility

BURM6002 Incompatible

Prescribed Texts

Burmese By Ear or Essential Myanmar by John Okell (free download) 

Assumed Knowledge

This course is for students who have not previously studied of Burmese.



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $2718
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6788 20 Jun 2016 24 Jun 2016 01 Jul 2016 15 Jul 2016 In Person N/A

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