SOAS University of London

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

Burmese Teaching Centres

Burmese Teaching Centres


School of Humanities, Division of Asian Languages, La Trobe University, Bundoora VIC 3083, Australia. Phone (03) 479 1315. E-mail Prof David Bradley on



Department of Burmese Language and Culture, Department of Oriental Languages and Literatures, Beijing University, Beijing, China

Department of Asian and African Languages, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China


Czech Republic

Orientální Ustav CSSR, Lázenská 4, Malá Strana, Praha, Czech Republic



Université de la Sorbonne nouvelle, Paris III, Institut national des langues et civilizations orientales (INALCO), 2 Rue de Lille, 75343, Paris, France. Phone 0033 1 44 05 41 06. Fax 00331 49 26 42 57



Department of Indology, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 330, D 6900 Heidelberg 1, Germany

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Fakultätsinstitut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften, Südostasien-Institut, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany. Fax 010 49 302 093 2790.



Burmese Department, Faculty of Foreign Languages, Osaka University of Foreign Studies, PO Box 15 Minoo, 2734 Aomadani, Minooshi, Osaka-fu 562, Japan.

Department of Indochinese Studies (Burmese), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, 4-51-21, 4-Chome, Nishigahara, Kitaku, Tokyo 114, Japan. Phone/fax 0492 44 3716.



Pusan University of Foreign Studies, 55-1, Uam-Dong, Nam-Ku, Pusan 608-738, Korea. Tel (051) 640-3125; Fax (051) 645-4525



Some meditation Centres, and some private schools. Consult Yellow Pages directory.

Dept of Myanmar Language, University of Foreign Languages, 119-131 University Avenue, Yangon 11081, Myanmar (Burma). Phone school +95 1 531713.

Mahasi International School for Foreign Buddhist Missions, Mahagandhayon, KabaAye Pagoda Road, n° 55, Mayangon PO, Yangon 11061, Myanmar. Principal U Maung Maung



University of St-Petersburg, Oriental Studies Dept. E-mail Prof Vadim Kasevich on

Institut Vostokovedeniya, Armiyanski Per. 2, Moscow, Russia

Institute of Oriental Studies, Moscow K-45, U1 Zhdanova 12, Russia



Naresuan University, Muang District, Pitsanulok 650000, Thailand. E-mail Dr Ms Kanchana Ngourungsi, Vice President for Academic Affairs, on

Institute of Language and Culture for Rural Development, Mahidol University at Salaya Nakornpathom, 73170 Thailand. Phone 02 441 9327, fax 662 433 7083

Thai Dept, Faculty of Humanities, Chiangmai University 50200, Chiang Mai, Thailand. Fax 053 217148. Ph 66 53 217148. Contact Ms Ubonrat Puntumin.



Burmese Section, South East Asia Dept, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Thornhaugh St. London WC1H OXG, England. Phone 0171 637 2388, fax 0171 436 3844. E-mail



Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL 60115, USA. E-mail U Saw Tun on

Cornell University, Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics, Morill Hall, Ithaca, NY, USA. E-mail San San Hnin Tun on

Foreign Languages and Literatures, Room 14N-324, MIT, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA. E-mail Dr J K Wheatley at

Dept of Indo-Pacific Studies, Spalding Hall 459, 2540 Maile Way, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 USA

Foreign Service Institute, National Foreign Affairs Training Center, 4000 Arlington Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22204, USA

MRM Inc, 550 Presidential Building, 6525 Belcrest Road, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782, USA. A commercial organization that can put you in touch with Burmese language teachers.

SEASSI (The South East Asian Studies Summer Institute). This is an intensive nine-week course held every summer in the USA. It gives you a concentrated dose of language learning 4 hours of classwork a day, five days a week, and plenty of homework. SEASSI moves to a different university host every two years. To find out which is host in the current year, see the website:

University of Oregon, Southeast Asian Studies, 110 Gerlinger Hall, Eugene, OR 97403-1288. Ph 503 346 4816, fax 503 686 3660. E-mail: