2019 Yangon Burmese Course Application
Thank you for your interest in the Yangon Burmese Course 2019, which will run from 3 June to 14 June 2019.

Please make sure you read all the information below before completing the application form.

John Okell OBE and Prof Justin Watkins of SOAS, University of London, and Yu Yu Khaing of Cornell University offer a two-week intensive course in Burmese in Yangon. We run classes at all levels from beginner to advanced.

๐—ง๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ:
Classes will run from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday for the two weeks 3 June - 14 June. There are no classes on Saturday 8 and SUnday 9 June.

We will produce a draft timetable before the start of the course, but invariably changes have to be made during the first few days. We aim to offer classes at levels to suit as many people as we can, but please accept that the timetable cannot be tailored to individual needs. We cannot confirm which levels will run, or at what times of the day, until closer to the course starting.

Complete beginners will be allocated two hours of classes a day. Other learners, depending on their level and on timetabling constraints, will be able to attend two hours of classes at a suitable level daily, perhaps with the addition of the grammar clinic class if appropriate.

๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป:
The location for the 2019 course is not yet confirmed but in previous years we have held the course at the Institut Franรงais on Pyay Road near Hanthawaddy Roundabout. We hope that the course will be held there this year - to be confirmed.

Institut Franรงais de Birmanie (IFB)
340 Pyay Road, Sanchaung Township.
Yangon, Myanmar.

๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜:
To ensure that all who take the course are in a position to get the most from it, we ask you in the application to be explicit about your ability to commit time to the course. Our understanding of commitment is 3-4 hours of study between classes each day, and in an intensive course there is little point in attending classes if you do not have time for study (e.g. because you are working full-time for the duration of the course). You should not take up a place on the course unless you are certain that you can fit it around work or life commitments.

๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜:
The course fees are US$400 per person at all levels. The fee is reduced to US$250 for students or applicants without income such as volunteers (we require proof of status). ๐˜๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ.

After being offered a place on the course you must pay the course fee before that place is confirmed. Please only pay when you have been offered a place. We aim to offer all places at the latest by the end of April 2019 so that you can make arrangements for travel or time off work, etc. If you have not paid by 30 April 2019, your place will be unconfirmed and will be open to applicants on the waiting list.

Payment ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต be in Myanmar-grade mint-condition USD bills of only $100 or $50 denominations, i.e. ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ $50. (In the past, some have used us as an opportunity to get rid of bad quality dollar bills and loose change!)

Pay your course fee at the cashier of the centrally located cafe and entertainment space:

๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜†๐—ฎ
๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐—•๐—ผ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ญ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ฆ๐˜
๐—š๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—™๐—น๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฟ
๐—ž๐˜†๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐—ธ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ, ๐—ฌ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ป
+๐Ÿต๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿต๐Ÿณ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿด๐Ÿต๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿต๐Ÿญ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฌ

Please put your cash in the supplied envelope and write your name, email address and โ€œYangon Burmese Courseโ€ clearly on its front. ๐˜‰๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ฑ๐˜ต.

๐—ง๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป:
We cannot provide advice or information on travel, accommodation or other arrangements, but you may of course ask other learners in the Facebook group "Burmese/Myanmar Language Learning".

๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป:
If you have read all the information above carefully, please fill in the application form below to apply for a place on the Yangon Burmese Course 2019. We will do our best to make the application process and other arrangements clear and smooth.

We look forward to seeing you in June and helping you improve your Burmese.

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Email address for correspondence *
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Contact phone number in Burma
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For our statistics: please say what country you are from.
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What language(s) do you speak? *
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Please tell us something about yourself, your reasons for learning Burmese, and what you hope to get out of attending the course.
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Do you know how to read and write Burmese script? *
Please answer yes if you can read and write Burmese script, or no if you want to learn Burmese script from scratch.
Please rate your proficiency in speaking and listening in Burmese. *
Select one of the levels below. This information is used for planning purposes only; you are not being assessed in any way. We use this information to place you in a class of a suitable level. You will normally be able to move classes if you find the class you start in is too easy or too difficult for you.
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If you are not a complete beginner (Level 1), we ask you to help us place you by writing a few sentences in Burmese which you feel reflects the level of Burmese you have reached. You may write in Unicode (yay!) or Zawgi (boo!), or leave this section blank altogether.
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Would you be interested in a class in formal written Burmese, i.e. texts containing แ€žแ€Šแ€บ แ€™แ€Šแ€บ แ แ แŒ and the like? *
Have you attended one of our courses in previous years? *
If Yes: when did you attend, and at what level?
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If Yes: what aspects of the course would you like to change? What could we improve?
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If Yes: what did you like about the course when you took it?
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Statement of commitment. *
Please write a few words below confirming your ability to commit sufficient time and motivation to the Burmese Course.
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If applicable, please explain why you are eligible to pay the reduced fee of $250.
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