Burmese Language 2 (Postgraduate)
- Course Code:
- Course Not Running 2014/15
- Unit value:
- 1 Unit
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course
At the end of the course, a student should be able to demonstrate…
- knowledge and understanding of intermediate Burmese grammar
- knowledge and understanding of a wide range of Burmese vocabulary
- knowledge and understanding of the appropriateness of a wide range of Burmese structures and expressions in a given context
- the ability to understand passages in written Burmese of medium length on everyday and some specialised topics
- the ability to produce passages in written Burmese of medium length on everyday and some specialised topics
- the ability to understand spoken Burmese and to engage in spoken discourse of medium complexity on everyday and some specialised topics
- knowledge and understanding of the role of language in general, and Burmese in particular, in language-based scholarship and research (specific learning outcome for PG students)
This course will be taught over 20 weeks with 4 hours classroom contact per week in language classes. An additional 6 hours will be spent in lectures and a further 6 hours will be spent in seminars/tutorials over the 20 week period.
Scope and syllabus
Burmese Language 2 is designed to develop the language skills acquired in Burmese Language 1, or equivalent prior study, 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 taken in May/June (50%); one 3,000 word essay to be submitted on Friday, week 1, term 3 (30%); one oral examination taken in May/June (20%).
No specialist reading list required beyond existing provision for Burmese Language 2.
Useful reference texts include:
- Cunningham, Nance, and Aung Soe Min. Burmese-English English-Burmese dictionar. Βanɡkokː Paiboon. 2009.
- Myanmmar Language Commission. Myanmar-English Dictionary. Dunwoody Pr, 1996.
- Okell, John, and Anna Joan Allott. Burmese/Myanmar dictionary of grammatical forms. Routledge, 2001.
- Okell, John. A Guide to the Romanization of Burmese. Luzac [for] The Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland, 1971.