The Complete Course for Beginners
Routledge – 2014 – 290 pages
Series: Colloquial Series
Colloquial Burmese provides a step-by-step course in Burmese as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Burmese in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.
Key features include:
Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Burmese will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and for students taking courses in Burmese.
Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately on two CDs or in MP3 format, or comes included in the great value Colloquial Burmese pack. Recorded by native speakers, the audio complements the book and will help enhance learners’ listening and speaking skills.
The complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, ebook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CDs can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack.
Paperback: 978-0-415-51726-3 (please note this does not include the audio)
CDs : 978-0-415-51729-4
Ebook: 978-0-203-12386-7 (please note this does not include the audio, available to purchase from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/country.aspx)
MP3s: 978-0-415-51728-7 (available to purchase separately from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/country.aspx)
Pack : 978-0-415-51730-0 (paperback and CDs)
Preliminary Unit: Greetings, Burmese script and numbers
Unit 1: A Curious foreigner
Unit 2 : New in town
Unit 3: Talking about weather
Unit 4 : Talking about family and friends
Unit 5 : Lost in the street
Unit 6 : Talking about food and drinks
Unit 7 : Talking about likes and dislikes, wishes and desires
Unit 8 : Talking about abilities and talents
Unit 9 : Getting thirsty and other needs
Unit 10 : Being considerate in public spaces
Unit 11 : Plans for the weekend and travel plans
Unit 12 : Talking about time
Unit 13 : Talking about past experiences
Unit 14 : Getting sick
Unit 15 : Talking about where you are
San San Hnin Tun is Assistant Professor at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, France
Patrick McCormick is a researcher at the École française d'Extrême-Orient in Rangoon and a NGO Consultant on Education, both in Myanmar.