• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Burmese
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Language Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Yuri Takahashi
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2018
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This course will build on the skills learned in Burmese 1. 

Learning Outcomes

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

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Advanced Beginner level of Burmese to:
1. Reproduce Burmese pronunciation in Burmese script with some basic knowledge of irregular spellings.
2. Use an active vocabulary of around 700 items.
3. Recognise and produce contextually appropriate utterances in the sentence structures of colloquial Burmese relevant to frequently occurring situations in everyday life.
4. Read and produce texts written in colloquial style Burmese such as personal messages, speech scripts and some cartoons.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural practices which includes social etiquettes, basic knowledge of their traditional and national events. 

Other Information

Equivalent to CEFR A1-A2; MLT (Myanmar Language Test) M1  

This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.

Indicative Assessment

  1. In class participation (LOs 1,2, 3, 4, 5)
  2. Quizzes (LOs 1,3,4)
  3. Mid-term written test (LOs 1,3, 4, 5)
  4. Mid-term oral test (LOs 1,3, 5 )
  5. Final oral test (LOs 1,2,3,4,5)
  6. Final written test (LOs 1,2,3,4,5)

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Contact hours for this course are 4 hours per week. Students are expected to spend 7-8 hours per week on independent study. The total workload for the course is 130 hours including class time and independent study. 

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course students will need to have completed BURM6002 or undertake a Burmese language proficiency test. Incompatible with BURM1003.

Prescribed Texts

'Burmese: An Introduction to the Spoken Language Book 2' & 'Burmese: An Introduction to the Script' (both John Okell) (both Northern Illinois University Press, 2010)
Other course materials will be provided on the class Wattle website.

Preliminary Reading

'Burmese by Ear' by John Okell or 'Burmese: An Introduction to the Spoken Language Book 1' by John Okell


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
2018 $3180
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4860
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9996 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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