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 website for the Burmese courses we have held each year in Yangon, Myanmar’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.
Our courses have been running since 2009 and are 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 Intensive 2-week course running in June-July 2021, taught by Justin Watkins, Thazin and possibly others.
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.
Yu Yu Khaing
And the late and much loved John Okell OBE, who passed away on Sunday 2 August 2020.