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This website is dedicated to listing resources and sources for the study of bamazaga, or Burmese, the national language of Myanmar. You can find links to books, digital sources and more using the navigation area above.

This is also the official website for the Burmese courses we have held each year in Yangon, the country’s largest city and commercial capital.  Yangon is a cosmopolitan, unique, tropical metropolis and studying two weeks of intense Burmese in such a location provides not only opportunities to practice what you are learning, but to also better understand the culture, history and soul of this fascinating nation.

The course has been running for twelve years in such a way and is often oversubscribed.  In the Covid-19 era we have moved online: our three-week online course in May/June 2020 attracted nearly 120 learners. Our next venture is an Autumn Online Course running over 10 weeks from October to December 2020, taught by Justin Watkins.

Follow the links at the top of this page for information on our courses: dates, prices, applications and a description of what you can expect to learn. 

Keep on studying your Bamazaga and check back here regularly.

Bamazaga teachers:

Justin Watkins
Yu Yu Khaing
Thazin

And the late and much loved John Okell OBE, who passed away on Sunday August 2, 2020.

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