Bamazaga ဗမာစကား means Burmese, the national language of Myanmar.

This is the website for the Burmese language teaching and translation activities organised by Prof. Justin Watkins. (Linked-in profile here).

Just a week since we wound up two glorious weeks of Burmese learning in Chiang Mai, we now taking applications for the online Spring 2024 courses. The application form contains information on our courses: dates, prices, applications and a description of what you can expect to learn. 

We ran Burmese language courses each year from 2009 until 2019 in Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city and commercial capital.  Yangon is a unique, tropical metropolis and studying two weeks of intense Burmese in such a location provided an opportunity to practice while learning, and better understand the culture, history and customs of urban Myanmar.

In the COVID-19 era the courses moved online: since May/June 2020 we have run a combination of two-week and longer online courses, and continue to run these in combination with two-week intensive courses held in Chiang Mai, Thailand: in February and then October 2023.

Keep up your Bamazaga and check back here regularly.

Bamazaga teachers:

Justin Watkins
Yu Yu Khaing

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

Email us here