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Burmese, or Myanmar, is a member of the Lolo-Burmese branch of the Sino-Tibetan language family. It's spoken mainly in Myanmar, where it is the official language. In 2007 there were about 33 million people who spoke Burmese as a first language. There are also another 10 million who speak it as a second language. There are two registers of Burmese: high and low. The high register is used in formal literature, newspapers, radio and formal speeches. The low register is used in television, comics, informal literature, and everyday conversation.



About: The Illawarra Burmese Language School is the only Burmese school registered with the NSW CLSP.  We have been teaching Burmese to school-aged children in Wollongong since 2016.

Location: Smiths Hill High School, Gipps Street,

Wollongong, NSW 2500

Day/Time: Saturday 9am to 11am

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