Here at Bamazaga we are dedicated to helping people learn 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 started running each year since 2009 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.

In the COVID-19 era we have moved online: our three-week online course in May/June 2020 and our two-week course in June/July 2021 together attracted nearly 180 learners.

Currently we are offering an online Autumn 2022 course and are delighted to return to in-person teaching with a two-week intensive course in Chiangmai, February 2023. We’re also going to be organising short courses and workshops – see the Chianmai 2023 application form for information.

Follow the links at the top of this page to apply and to read 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

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

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