Burmese Language 1 A

Key information

Start date
End date
Year of study
Term 1
Module code
FHEQ Level
South East Asia Section

Module overview

This is a basic introductory language acquisition module for absolute beginners in the written and spoken language; students are not assumed to have any previous knowledge of the language or its script.

The module covers several basic constructions of the language, enabling students to acquire basic skills in reading, writing, comprehension and speaking. Successful students will gain the ability to read and write short simple texts, and communicate on simple everyday topics. Emphasis will be placed on good pronunciation and on the social and linguistic conventions of everyday conversation.

Students taking this as a open option are strongly encouraged to also take Burmese Language 1B - 155906070 in term 2.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

On successful completion of this module a student will gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • basic grammar
  • essential vocabulary
  • the appropriateness of basic structures and expressions in a given context

As well as demonstrate the ability to: 

  • understand sentences and short passages in written language on certain everyday topics
  • produce sentences in written language on certain everyday topics
  • produce sentences in spoken language on certain everyday topics
  • understand spoken sentences on certain everyday topics


Total of 10 weeks teaching with 4 hours classroom contact per week in language classes.

Method of assessment

  • One mid term test (40 minutes) taken in week 4, term 1 (30%)
  • One end of term test (60 minutes) taken in the final week of term 1 (70%)



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