National Foreign Language Center (Notes)

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September 8, 2020

NFLC and Burmese

  • University of Maryland
    Established NFLC in 1986
  • Portal
    For resources
  • Burmese Language Project (in 2008)
    Served as Burmese Language Expert
    Listening Comprehension
    Sample : Win Pe Lwe Eik (Win Pe’s Bag)
    Reading Comprehension
    Sample : Short story by U Po Kyar

Schools / Centers teaching Burmese

  • SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) in UK
    Dr. Hla Pe (Former Professor of Burmese)
    John O’Kell (U Hla Thein, Former Lecturer of Burmese)
    Early Burmese Word Processor for Macintosh
    Used transliteration for inputting Burmese text
  • NIU (Northern Illinois University) in USA
    U Kyaw Hlaing (Former saya at Burmese Center)
    U Saw Tun (Professor of Burmese)
    Dr. Than Tun (Former Visiting Professor of History and Research)
    Daw May Kyi Aye (Former Library in charge of Burmese section of the Asian Collection)
  • Cornell University
    Myanmar Sayama teaching in Burmese and French Departments
  • University of Hawaii
    U Kyaw Hlaing taught Burmese at the Summer School
  • UC Berkeley
    Kenneth Wong teaches Basic Burmese courses

Burmese Publications in the USA

  • Shwe / Golden Padauk
    Formerly published by Henry Lim and team in Northern California
  • Mandalay Gazette
    Published by Dr. Maung Maung Kyi and team in Southern California
  • Myanmar Gazette
    Published by Ko Kai and team in Southern California


  • Ahara Magazine (published in Japan)
  • Mizzima (published in India)
  • Some studies in learning multiple foreign languages
  • Make mistakes as much as possible and early as possible in learning a language

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