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 yearly 2-week intensive course which is 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.  If you follow the links at the top of this page you can find more information on the course, including important dates, prices, applications and a description of what you can expect to learn.  Note: Due to COVID-19, the in-person course for 2020 has been postponed. In its place, an online course will run from May 25 – June 12. Applications will open soon. Select “Apply Now”.

Keep on studying your Bamazaga and check back here regularly.

Your teachers,

John Okell
Justin Watkins
Yu Yu Khaing