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- 21 Feb 2022
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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 text 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 a 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 a notices in public and some excerpts from Burmese school textbooks.
- How to ask the name and nature of something
- Borrowing a book at the University’s library
- Burmese weddings and their customs
- What are Myanmar people’s favourite sports? Sports related vocabulary plus useful expressions when driving a car.
- Deepen your knowledge of the Burmese Buddhist tradition
- How to say ‘before...’ and ‘after...’
- How to talk about the new year ‘water festival’ in Burmese
- How to say ‘now’ and ‘then’
- Talk about life with your pet. Animal related culture in Myanmar
- Exploring Burmese folk tales.
- Informal expressions and styles.
- The Watering Banyan Trees Festival Held in the Month of Kason
- Expressions for wishing and hoping
- Attending a funeral in Myanmar
- How to ask a question and seek advice from a superior
- How to describe objects and actions when cooking
- Talking about the rainy season in Myanmar using words related to weather forecasts
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
To have completed ANU Burmese 2 or to have equivalent knowledge.
- Other requirements - Please make sure your computer and devices can read Unicode Burmese font. This is a fast paced academic course at a University level
This subject 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 subject students will be able to conduct a simple conversation and find their way around in Myanmar.
- 10 Weekly quizzes (15%)
- Mid Term Exam: (1) Listening, (2) Writing & Reading, (3) Composition and (4) Speaking (30%)
- Final Exam: (1) Listening, (2) Writing & Reading, (3) Composition and (4) Speaking (50%)
- Class Participation (5%)
Current study term: 20 Feb 22 to 27 May 22
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