- Code BURM2001
- Unit Value 6 units
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Reproduce Burmese pronunciation in Burmese script, including basic words drawn from Pali.
- Use an active vocabulary around 1,100 items.
- 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.
- 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.
- Analyse in depth the cultural and social practices of Burmese societies.
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.
On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Intermediate level of Burmese.
Students with native speaker proficiency (may include cognate languages and dialects) must review the placement test site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice. Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to take a language placement test to ensure enrolment at the most appropriate level.
Relevant past experience includes:
- Previous study of the language (both formal and informal, for example but not limited to, at school, or, home, or through online activities, etc.)
- Being exposed to the language in childhood via a family member or friend
- Travel or living in a country where the language is spoken
- The language being spoken in your home (even if you do not speak it yourself)
Students who are not sure if they need to take a placement test should seek advice from the course or language convenor. Students who intentionally misrepresent their language proficiency level may be investigated under the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 as having failed to comply with assessment directions and having sought unfair advantage. This may results in a penalty such as reduced grades or failure of the course.
Students are not permitted to enrol in a language course below one that they have already successfully completed, except with permission of the language and/or course convenor.
- In class participation (null) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Quizzes (null) [LO 1,3,4]
- Mid-term written test (null) [LO 1,3,4,5]
- Mid-term oral test (null) [LO 1,3,5]
- Final oral test (null) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Final written test (null) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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WorkloadContact 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
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.
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- 6 units
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