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Determined to Learn Burmese


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Hi.  I've had several Burmese (Myanmar) friends, and I've always been fascinated by this country.  Are there any resources to learn Burmese in Myanmar?  Reason I ask is because it is a tonal language, and it is impossible to learn without a native speaker to correct you.  I've traveled to Myanmar twice and relied on this forum as a lurker, it's a great resource.

 

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Hey Wes,

 

There are some schools in Myanmar to help you learn the Burmese language, some good some less I believe. But the ressource to learn Burmese language if you are not in Myanmar is quite limited at the moment, you could try to find a teacher online to teach via Skype for example. 

But there is also a website called http://www.burmeselesson.com that offers interactive audio and video lessons, in some of the videos, tones are explained, so that should help you grasp them :). Sign up is free and gives you access to some of the content and vocabulary. 

 

Any other question, feel free to shoot. 

Cheers,



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Hello Max,

 

Would like to study in Yangon (Rangoon) as a foreign student to study Burmese.  Do you have any information on this?

 

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Hi Wes, 

 

They have several schools in Yangon, you could easily find some of them with a quick research. I think Yangon University of Foreign Languages has a program to teach the Burmese language. From the private schools I heard that Moe Myanmar is a good school. You could try one of those :)

 

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Update:  I emailed the Myanmar embassy in the US and was able to obtain an application to the University of Foreign Languages, in order to learn Burmese. I will learn this language until I take my last breath.   I will be sending in my application soon.  If you are from a country other than the USA, then email the Myanmar embassy in your country and request an application to enroll.  You may then apply for an education visa.






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