SOAS University of London

South East Asia Section, School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics

Intensive Burmese Summer Abroad

Module Code:
Module Not Running 2022/2023
FHEQ Level:
Year of study:
Year 1
Taught in:
Full Year

The course will be offered as a core component of the 24-month parent programme (MA... and Intensive Language). The intensive classroom environment and immersion experience of living and studying in Burma is designed to facilitate the student’s ability to build fluency within the appropriate daily social and cultural contexts.


Burmese 1A (PG) and Burmese 1B (PG) or equivalent knowledge.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

On successful completion of this module, the student will have:

  1. knowledge and understanding of intermediate/higher 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 written in Burmese of medium length on every day and some specialised topics
  5. the ability to produce passages written in Burmese on every day and some specialised topics
  6. the ability to understand spoken Burmese and to engage in spoken discourse of medium complexity on every day and some specialised topics.


This module will be taught at a Burmese language school.  You will receive 20 hours per week to a total of 140 hours during your time abroad.

Scope and syllabus

  • Intermediate/higher intermediate grammar.
  • Vocabulary development
  • Focus on langauge structure in a range of formal and informal contexts
  • Development of reading skills
  • Development of written skills
  • Focus on spoken languagem formal and informal, in a ranged of contexts.

Method of assessment

An essay of 2000 words in Burmese (75%); an oral examination of 15 minutes duration (25%).


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