• Class Number 3825
  • Term Code 2930
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Topic ANU Online
  • Mode of Delivery Online
  • COURSE CONVENER
    • Dr Yuri Takahashi
  • LECTURER
    • Dr Yuri Takahashi
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 25/02/2019
  • Class End Date 31/05/2019
  • Census Date 31/03/2019
  • Last Date to Enrol 04/03/2019
SELT Survey Results

This course will introduce students to the Burmese language, and provide them with communicative commands at an Introductory level, with an emphasis on conversation in everyday 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:

  1. Recognise and pronounce the 32 Burmese consonants, seven basic vowels, and three tones, as well as other distinctive features of Burmese pronunciation such as glottal stops.
  2. Reproduce Burmese pronunciation according to the Romanization system used by SOAS, London University, to support the basic use of English-Burmese and Burmese-English dictionaries; recognize the Burmese script and reproduce basic words in it.
  3. Use an active vocabulary of around 300 items.
  4. Recognise and produce sentence structures in colloquial Burmese to allow short conversations and the reading and writing of short, basic texts.
  5. Understand and compose basic forms of colloquial style of Burmese such as greetings and simple questions and answers about personal details, statements on the quantity and quality of things they encounter in everyday life.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of basic cultural practices such as honorifics for Burmese names and the custom of birthdays of the week.

Required Resources

See resources in Wattle

Pocket Burmese Dictionary (Burmese-English / English-Burmese)

?Publisher: Periplus

Edition: 2008

Notes:

Students are strongly recommended to obtain this dictionary.

   

Burmese by Ear or Essential Myanmar

Author: John Okell

Price: Free

Notes:

Available for free download from http://www.soas.ac.uk/sea/burmese/

The website of School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
  • Written comments
  • Verbal comments
  • Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Week 1 - 25 Feb - 1 March: Lesson 1 Welcome and introduction Burmese pronunciation Our romanization system for Burmese
2 Week 2 - 4 - 8 March: Lesson 2 From greetings to small talk Some essential rules of Burmese grammar Burmese names Numbers: 0 - 10 Quiz 1
3 Week 3 - 11 - 15 March: Lesson 3 Naming things in Burmese How to say the possessive in Burmese Numbers: 11 – 100 Quiz 2 Public holiday (Canberra Day)
4 Week 4 - 18 - 22 March: Lesson 4 Having snacks and drinks at a tea house Request forms (How to ask others to do something) Numbers: 100 – 10,000 Quiz 3
5 Week 5 - 25 - 29 March: Lesson 5 Shopping, sightseeing and visiting pagodas Adjectives and adverbs Daily schedules Numbers: 10,000 - 100,000 Mid-term Exams 1. Listening comprehension Test 2. Oral Test 3. Written test (all written in romanization)
6 Week 6 - 1 - 5 April: Lesson 6 Introduction of Burmese characters 1.Vowels, 2.Consonants and 3.Exercises Burmese new year song Quiz 4
8 Week 8: 29 April - 3 May Lesson 8 Review of Lesson 3 in Burmese characters Quiz 6
9 Week 9: 6 - 10 May Lesson 9 Review of Lesson 4 in Burmese characters. Quiz 7
10 Week 10: 13 - 17 May Lesson 10 Review of Lesson 5 in Burmese characters. Quiz 8
11 Week 11: 20 - 24 May Lesson 11 Family terms Calendars Birthdays (Burmese celebrate birthdays both annually and every week as well) To make a suggestion to do something together with others. Quiz 9
12 Week 12: 27 - 31 May - Lesson 12 Transportation (How to travel to your destination) Why? (How to show the reason) Quiz 10 Final Exams Listening and speaking Tests *Final Exams (Reading and writing) will be arranged during the Exam period. Public holiday (Reconciliation day 27 May)

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Quiz x 10 15 % 10/03/2019 04/07/2019 1, 2, 4, 5
Mid-term Oral Test 10 % 27/03/2019 23/04/2019 1, 4, 5, 6
Mid-term Listening Comprehension Test 5 % 31/03/2019 23/04/2019 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
Mid-term Written Test 10 % 31/03/2019 23/04/2019 1, 2, 4, 5, 6
Final Oral Test 20 % 26/05/2019 04/07/2019 1, 3, 4, 5, 6
Final Listening Comprehension Test 10 % 06/06/2019 04/07/2019 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Final Exam 25 % 06/06/2019 04/07/2019 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Class Participation 5 % 06/06/2019 04/07/2019 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Policies

ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 10/03/2019
Return of Assessment: 04/07/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 4, 5

Quiz x 10

Weeks 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Vocabulary and grammar

Assessment Task 2

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 27/03/2019
Return of Assessment: 23/04/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1, 4, 5, 6

Mid-term Oral Test

Week 5

1. Individual presentation and 2. Individual interview by the examiner.

More details will be given in Wattle.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 5 %
Due Date: 31/03/2019
Return of Assessment: 23/04/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,

Mid-term Listening Comprehension Test

Week 5

Listening comprehension skills.

More details will be given in Wattle.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 31/03/2019
Return of Assessment: 23/04/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6

Mid-term Written Test

Week 5

1. vocabulary and grammar, 2. reading ability and 3. basic cultural knowledge about Myanmar

More details will be given in Wattle.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 20 %
Due Date: 26/05/2019
Return of Assessment: 04/07/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6

Final Oral Test

Week 12

1. Presentation: pair work, 2. individual interview by the examiner. More details will be given in Wattle.

More details will be given in Wattle.

Assessment Task 6

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 06/06/2019
Return of Assessment: 04/07/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Final Listening Comprehension Test

Week 12

Listening comprehension skills. More details will be given in Wattle.

More details will be given in Wattle.

Assessment Task 7

Value: 25 %
Due Date: 06/06/2019
Return of Assessment: 04/07/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Final Exam

This test will be arranged during the Exam period. 120 min. in total

Part 1. Written exam: 1. vocabulary and grammar, 2. reading ability and 3.basic cultural knowledge about Myanmar (60 min.)

Part 2. Composition: Writing skills in Burmese (60 min.)

More details will be given in Wattle.

Assessment Task 8

Value: 5 %
Due Date: 06/06/2019
Return of Assessment: 04/07/2019
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Class Participation

Listening and speaking skills together with basic skills of reading and writing Burmese script through class tasks and assignments.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.

Online Submission

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

No submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date will be permitted. If an assessment task is not submitted by the due date, a mark of 0 will be awarded.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information. In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service — including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy. If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
Dr Yuri Takahashi
02 6125 5560
yuri.takahashi@anu.edu.au

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