This page is a platform to publish the works of Myanmar authors and articles about the Myanmar language, its teaching and learning, and contributions to Myanmar literature.
Zeyar Lynn (U Myint Aung), Principal of Y E S. Language Centre, Yangon, Myanmar, is the author of 21 books of poetry, poetics, and translations. His poems have appeared in Bones Will Crow: 15 Contemporary Burmese Poets (2012), Arc Publications, UK.
May Nyane: (M.A. Burmese) is a Burmese author of more than a hundred short stories in Myanmar magazines and 12 Burmese novels published between 1986 and 2013. She worked in University of Yangon as a Burmese lecturer from 1986 to 2005. She is currently teaching Burmese to both Myanmar and American learners in Maryland, USA.
Kenneth Wong is a Burmese-American author, translator and blogger. His writings have appeared in The Irrawaddy, Myanmar Times, AGNI, Grain, and San Francisco Chronicle magazines. He teaches a course on Introductory Burmese at UC Berkeley, California, USA
Teaching Burmese as a Foreign Language
On 6th and 7th January 2016 Yangon University of Foreign Languages organized a conference on 'Teaching Burmese as a Foreign Language'.
Burmese linguists and teachers discussed and shared their analysis on challenges to teach and learn Myanmar language.
As learning Burmese is becoming increasingly popular there is a need to enhance teaching quality which should be based on research, evidence and experience.
Burmese Words on Food ...
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Bagan Earthquake Spelling Quiz: Find 20 Spelling Mistakes
Due to the 6.8 magnitude earthquake in August 2016, more than 400 ancient stupas of the old capital Bagan in Myanmar collapsed and got damaged. Bagan temples encountered this damaging earthquake while the current government, with the help and support of UNESCO, was attempting to attain World Heritage Site status for the site of Bagan which is full of temples and stupas with great historical and cultural values.
At present, the government is collaborating with responsible personnel and experts in the restoration work of Bagan’s architecture practising systematic measures while conserving traditional norms. We should reflect on and take a lesson from how the renovations of the Bagan ancient temples during the era of the military regime happened to damage the structures more due to the wrong techniques they applied without consulting and cooperating with the experts and without taking the values of ancient art works into consideration either.