• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Burmese
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Yuri Takahashi
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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This course will expand upon the competencies learned in Burmese 2. Students will develop lower intermediate spoken and written language skills in Burmese. By the end of the course students will be able to conduct a simple conversation and find their way around in Myanmar. 

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, including basic words drawn from Pali.
2. Use an active vocabulary around 1,100 items.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of the syntax of colloquial Burmese for use in short conversations and texts on topics beyond those of daily life; demonstrate a basic knowledge of the grammar of literary Burmese and appropriate vocabulary for the style.
4. Read and write in a more sophisticated style of colloquial Burmese on such specific or technical topics as university study and experiences in the work place, with an awareness of formal and informal registers; read short passages written in the literary style, such as notices in public and some excerpts from Burmese school textbooks.
5. Analyse in depth the cultural and social practices of Burmese societies.

Other Information

Equivalent to CEFR A2; MLT Myanmar Language Test M2

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 BURM1003 or undertake a Burmese language proficiency test. Incompatible with BURM6101.

Prescribed Texts

'Burmese: An Introduction to the Literary Style' & '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: An Introduction to the Spoken Language Book 2' 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 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4654 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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