BURMESE LANGUAGE COURSES

Burmese Language Courses without Borders!

Learn Burmese and continue improving your Burmese ANYTIME, ANYWHERE!

We cover all levels and a large frame of time zone, so you'll find for sure what you are looking for.
  • Online one to one lesson  
  • Online semi private lesson
  • Online Group lessons Online ( min. 3 / max. 6 participants, same level)
How do our online courses work?

One to one lesson  

  • Let us know your level, your goals and your time preference.

Semi private lesson

  • Bring a friend or a colleague.
  • Book together.
  • You just need to have the same level and the same  availability of your time.

    * We can help you find a virtual Burmese classmate. Please let us know!

Group lesson

  • Please check our offer below and compare with your time zone.
  • For non beginners,  contact us for a free 10 mins compulsory  assessment test.
What do you need?
  • A computer or a tablet
    + headset
    + good Internet connection
    + willingness to learn
  • We have been using  Zoom to teach our online classes. Make sure that you’ve installed Zoom  https://zoom.us/  before the  class starts. You will received a link from your teacher via e-mail / Viber. Click on such link to join the class.

Classes/Workshops Timetables and Our Curriculum

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Class Timetables (in Myanmar Standard Time)

BEGINNER
Conversation Classes 
For Absolute Beginners

DAY
TIME
STARTING DATE
PRICE
Monday

Wednesday
12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM
8 June 2020
USD 190
 
(fees for 20 hours)
DAY
TIME
STARTING DATE
PRICE
Monday

Wednesday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
8 June 2020
USD 190
 
(fees for 20 hours)
DAY
TIME
STARTING DATE
PRICE
Monday

Wednesday
7;30 PM to 9:00 PM
8 June 2020
USD 190
 
(fees for 20 hours)
DAY
TIME
STARTING DATE
PRICE
Saturday

Sunday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
6 June 2020
USD 190
 
(fees for 20 hours)

BEGINNER
4 Skill Classes
For Absolute Beginners

DAY
TIME
STARTING DATE
PRICE
Monday

Wednesday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
8 June 2020
USD 330
 
(fees for 30 hours)
DAY
TIME
STARTING DATE
PRICE
Tuesday

Thursday
12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM
9 June 2020
USD 330
 
(fees for 30 hours)

POST-BEGINNER I
Conversation Classes

 

Placement test mandatory (Free assessment)
DAY
TIME
STARTING DATE
PRICE
Monday

Wednesday
12:00 Noon to 1:30 PM
8 June 2020
USD 190
 
(fees for 20 hours)
DAY
TIME
STARTING DATE
PRICE
Monday

Wednesday
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
8 June 2020
USD 190
 
(fees for 20 hours)
DAY
TIME
STARTING DATE
PRICE
Saturday

Sunday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
6 June 2020
USD 190
 
(fees for 20 hours)

POST-BEGINNER II
4 Skill Class

 

Placement test mandatory (Free assessment)
DAY
TIME
STARTING DATE
PRICE
Monday

Wednesday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
8 June 2020
USD 330
 
(fees for 30 hours)

PRE-INTERMEDIATE
Conversation Class

 

Placement test mandatory (Free assessment)
DAY
TIME
STARTING DATE
PRICE
Tuesday

Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
9 June 2020
USD 190
 
(fees for 20 hours)

INTERMEDIATE
Conversation Class

 

Placement test mandatory (Free assessment)
DAY
TIME
STARTING DATE
PRICE
Tuesday

Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
9 June 2020
USD 190
 
(fees for 20 hours)

INTERMEDIATE
4 Skill Class

 

Placement test mandatory (Free assessment)
DAY
TIME
STARTING DATE
PRICE
Monday

Wednesday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
8 June 2020
USD 330
 
(fees for 30 hours)
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Specialised Workshop Timetables (in Myanmar Standard Time)

BASIC
Reading & Writing Workshop
For Absolute Beginners

 

  • Learning all Burmese consonants and vowels
DAY
TIME
STARTING DATE
PRICE
Tuesday

Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
9 June 2020
USD 190
 
(fees for 20 hours)

BASIC
Reading & Writing Workshop

 

Placement test mandatory (Free assessment)
  • Learning all Burmese consonants and vowels
DAY
TIME
STARTING DATE
PRICE
Saturday

Sunday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
6 June 2020
USD 190
 
(fees for 20 hours)

INTERMEDIATE
Reading Workshop

 

Placement test mandatory (Free assessment)
  • Reading spoken style dialogues and interviews
  • Accelerating reading speed
DAY
TIME
STARTING DATE
PRICE
Tuesday

Thursday
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
9 June 2020
USD 190
 
(fees for 20 hours)
DAY
TIME
STARTING DATE
PRICE
Saturday

Sunday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
6 June 2020
USD 190
 
(fees for 20 hours)

ADVANCE
Reading Workshop

 

Placement test mandatory (Free assessment)
  • Reading articles, news, etc. (Formal written Burmese)
DAY
TIME
STARTING DATE
PRICE
Tuesday

Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
9 June 2020
USD 190
 
(fees for 20 hours)
DAY
TIME
STARTING DATE
PRICE
Saturday

Sunday
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
6 June 2020
USD 190
 
(fees for 20 hours)

ADVANCE
Conversation Workshop

 

Placement test mandatory (Free assessment)
  • Practising speaking and listening
DAY
TIME
STARTING DATE
PRICE
Monday

Wednesday
7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
8 June 2020
USD 190
 
(fees for 20 hours)

POST-BEGINNER II 
& ABOVE
Grammar Workshop

 

Placement test mandatory (Free assessment)
  • Connectors and complex structures
  • Emphasizing on the particles
DAY
TIME
STARTING DATE
PRICE
Tuesday

Thursday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
9 June 2020
USD 190
 
(fees for 20 hours)

PRE-INTERMEDIATE 
& ABOVE
Grammar Workshop

 

Placement test mandatory (Free assessment)
  • Connectors and complex structures
  • Emphasizing on the particles
DAY
TIME
STARTING DATE
PRICE
Saturday

Sunday
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
6 June 2020
USD 190
 
(fees for 20 hours)
What Can You Expect?

Our Curriculum

Beginner level (Course duration: 30 hours)

THEME
VOCABULARY
GRAMMAR
CULTURAL POINT
Greetings

Briefing myself
Nationality

Language

Age
Polite form
Myanmar naming system
Create simple sentences
Basic words

Numbers
Sentence end markers
Questions

Possession
Question words

More basic vocabulary using a bit/ very

Numbers in ten
Sentence structure
Take taxi

Future plan

Welcoming a visitor at home
Directions

Places and transportation

Numbers in hundred and thousand
Future tense

Imperative form

Role of prepositions
Treat visitors in Myanmar style
In the restaurant

Shopping
Counting words (units)

Negotiation vocabulary

Numbers up to million
Future tense

Imperative form
Buying and selling
Script
25 consonants and 3 vowels
Question words

Negative form
Reading and writing Myanmar words

Post-Beginner I level (Course duration: 30 hours)

THEME
VOCABULARY
GRAMMAR
Hobbies
Words for activities and hobbies
To want, can, like and dislike

Sentence connectors “ta / da”
Time and date
Days of the week and Myanmar naming system
Question words: How many and when
Trip in the past
Words for the past, activities and feelings
Have ever been, past tense, time taken and duration
Trip planning
Words for future, activities, relatives, directions
Can, need to ~, try to~

Sentence connectors: “and, and then, after that”
Reservation
Words for accommodation, bus, …
Revision for Grammar learnt

Request form
Script
/e/ , /eh/

/aw/, /o/

/-y/ , /h-/ , /-w/

/eq/ , /iq/ , /aq/

Reading simple sentences

Attached consonants

Post-Beginner II level (Course duration: 30 hours)

THEME
VOCABULARY
GRAMMAR
Daily routine
Words for daily routine
Sentence connectors: if, after, before, because, relative pronouns
How often?
Frequency adverbs
Adverbs’ place in a sentence, double negative, negative structure
Daily life
Synonyms and opposites, feelings
As soon as, while, tends to, must, should
Professions
Words for professions
Can, giving reason
Yangon and other cities
Description words
Comparison
Script
/in/ , /an/, /i/, /e/ , /eh/

/auq/ , /aun/ , /aiq/ , /ain/

/eiq/ , /ein/

/ouq/ , /oun/

/uq/ , /un/

Pre-Intermediate level (Course duration: 30 hours)

THEME
VOCABULARY
GRAMMAR
Work / CV
Words related to work
Before, after, more, or, have to, must, can
Color and Clothes
Words for colours / types of clothes
All types past tense
Health
Words for health, diseases, parts of body, wishes
Either, or, Should I….
Script
All lessons will be provided with Burmese scripts

Intermediate level (Course duration: 30 hours)

THEME
VOCABULARY
GRAMMAR
Latest news from Burmese media
Depends on the news
Formal readings
Interviews from MRTV-4
Depends on the interviews
Reported speech
The location of your house in detail
Words for house, location, new preposition
Complex structure (embedded question forms in the reported speech, putting two or three helping verbs together)
Script
All lessons will be provided with Burmese scripts
Nuances between different usages of the same pattern

Our Teachers

Teacher May Phyoe Khain
  • Bachelor of Computer Science 
    (University of Computer Studies, Yangon)
  • Course in Teaching Burmese for Foreigners
  • 4 year experience in teaching
  • Languages: Burmese (Native), English, French and Chinese

  • Development of didactic materials for teaching Burmese and curriculum 
  • Preparation of educational material tailored to the needs of each student
Teacher Khine Wai Lwin
  • Bachelor of Arts in French
    (University of Foreign Languages, Yangon)
  • Course in Teaching Burmese for Foreigners
  • 4 year experience in teaching
  • Languages: Burmese (Native), English and French

  • Development of materials for teaching Burmese
  • Adjustment of the curriculum in accordance with the students’ wants and needs
  • Approach with easy and simple method aligned with students’ study nature
Teacher Thwe Htet San
  • Bachelor of Arts in English
    (University of East Yangon)
  • Course in Teaching Burmese as a Foreign Language
  • 5 year experience in teaching
  • Languages: Burmese, English and French

  • Development of materials for teaching Burmese
  • Adjustment of the curriculum in accordance with the students’ wants and needs
  • Approach with easy and simple method aligned with students’ study nature

How to enroll?

  1. Find your right course at the right time.
  2. Fill up the application form (Download here).
  3. Send it back to us by email (courses@ifbirmanie.org).

 

Get ready

  • Our courses commence as soon as there are enough participants: 3 participants.

 

Contact

I have really enjoyed learning Burmese at IFB. There is a strong focus on speaking and listening, with clear explanations of the grammar and structure of the language. The teachers also explain the culture, and how it impacts the language, such as expressions and sayings. The teachers are all friendly, approachable and make the lessons fun and enjoyable. Each course builds on the last one, and it is one of the few places I have found that provides higher level group classes.

Sara