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Department of the Languages and Cultures of South East Asia

Burmese Language 2

Course Code:
155900997
Unit value:
1
Year of study:
Year 2
Taught in:
Full Year

Prerequisites

155900910:  Burmese Language 1 or equivalent knowledge

Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

At the end of the course, a student should be able to demonstrate…

  1. knowledge and understanding of intermediate Burmese grammar
  2. knowledge and understanding of a wide range of Burmese vocabulary
  3. knowledge and understanding of the appropriateness of a wide range of Burmese structures and expressions in a given context
  4. the ability to understand passages in written Burmese of medium length on everyday and some specialised topics
  5. the ability to produce passages in written Burmese of medium length on everyday and some specialised topics
  6. the ability to understand spoken Burmese and to engage in spoken discourse of medium complexity on everyday and some specialised topics

Workload

Total of 22 weeks teaching with 4 hours classroom contact per week.

Scope and syllabus

Designed to develop the language skills acquired in the first year, incorporating the study of a range of contemporary prose texts and recorded audio material. In addition students have regular practice in Burmese language conversation with a native speaker of Burmese.

Method of assessment

One three-hour written examination (80%) and oral examination (20%) taken in May/June.

Suggested reading

A reading list will be made available to students at the beginning of this course.