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Burmese 4

Undergraduate | ANU-BURM2002 | 2024

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
14 weeks
Start dates
24 July 2024

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Burmese 4

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

    • Use an active vocabulary of around 1,600 items, including both spoken-style and literary-style Burmese.
    • Use more sophisticated grammatical patterns and expressions including some Burmese proverbs in the spoken-style Burmese conversation and writing on matters regularly encountered in university life, social situations and the workplace.
    • Demonstrate a solid knowledge of spoken-style Burmese in reading and writing on Myanmar in a wider range of topics such as current affairs, history, rural culture, gender roles, education and business.
    • Read and comprehend the basic rules of the literary-style Burmese grammar and appropriate vocabulary some of which are drawn from Pail and Sanskrit.
    • Demonstrate a basic reading ability of authentic materials in the literary-style Burmese such as encyclopedia entries, school textbooks, governmental notices and excerpts from literary works.
    • Demonstrate deeper understanding of the cultural diversity and social practices of Myanmar with awareness of the history of the country.

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:


Students must have completed ANU Burmese 3 or have equivalent knowledge.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - To successfully engage in this course students will need the following: • Laptop or computer • Computer camera (either inbuilt or webcam) • Headset with microphone • Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browser • Reliable internet access • Access to a scanner or smartphone
  • Other requirements - Via face-to-face video at a set time prescribed by the University. Please be aware of potential time zone differences. This is a fast paced academic course at a University level. Please make sure your computer and devices can read Unicode Burmese font.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

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