Burmese 1A: Introductory Burmese

Category: Languages
Course #: 25865
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

W 4-6 pm, 279 Dwinelle

Th 4-6 pm, 235 Dwinelle

F 4-5 pm, 263 Dwinelle

The first semester (1A) focuses primarily on Colloquial (or Spoken) Burmese, with some excursions into the Literary Style, usually reserved for written communication. Students learn to speak in simulated conversations: as a shopkeeper in Bogyoke Market, a pilgrim on the way to Shwe Dagon, or a diner in a Mandalay restaurant. Students will study fragments of poetry, passages from short stories, song lyrics, and political cartoons, and attempt to compose their own poems, prose, song titles, and song lyrics.