• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Burmese
  • 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 3. Students will expand their Burmese conversational skills to intermediate level and will be able to use more sophisticated grammar to describe their daily lives. 

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 a  Intermediate level of Burmese to:
1. Reproduce Burmese pronunciation in Burmese script, including basic words drawn from Pali frequently used in the literary style.
2. Use an active vocabulary of around 1,600 items, including both colloquial style words and literary style words drawn from Pali.
3. Use sophisticated grammatical patterns in colloquial Burmese conversation and writing on matters regularly encountered in university, the work place, and at leisure; demonstrate knowledge of and analyse the grammar of literary Burmese and appropriate vocabulary for the style, largely drawn from Pail.
4. Demonstrate a solid knowledge of colloquial style Burmese in reading and writing by producing analysis of current affairs and short essays on a range of themes; comprehend basic, longer passages written in the literary style, such as notices, instructions and very short essays appeared in newspapers and magazines.
5. Appraise in an academic manner the cultural and social practices of Burmese societies.

Other Information

Equivalent to CEFR A2-B1; MLT Myanmar Language test M2-3

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 BURM6101 or undertake a Burmese language proficiency test. Incompatible with BURM2002.

Prescribed Texts

Authentic materials such as Burmese magazines, newspapers, Burmese school textbooks and articles published in Burmese social media.  
Those and other course materials will be provided on the class Wattle website. 

Preliminary Reading

'Burmese: An Introduction to the Literary Style' & 'Burmese: An Introduction to the Script' (both John Okell) 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
9706 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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