As part of the Myanmar Initiative, SEAP Outreach is working to create and fund opprotunities to learn Burmese. From courses at Cornell to student led workshops to classes at community college, SEAP outreach is collaborating with a range of people and organizations to create as many opportunities to learn the languages of Burma/Myanmar as possible.
One such oppotrunity is a begining conversation course offered at Mohawk Valley Community College. Taught by U Saw Bwel Bwel, a Burmese-American immigrant who also works as a Scheduler and Translation Services Coordinator for Compass Interpreters, the course is intended to introduce students to basic conversationals skills, and some of the history and culture of Myanmar. U Saw Bwel Bwel is a bank teller at the Bank of Utica, and has worked extensively with refugee community.
All are welcome, especially tthose with no prior exposure to the language. This course is especially geared towards those who work in the fields of healthcare, social services, or education, and serve refugees from this region.
Course: Conversational Burmese for Beginners (CRN 18861)
Instructor Name: Saw Bewl Bewl
Duration: October 6 - November 11
Hours: Every Tuesday, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: Utica AB 243, Mohawk Valley Community College
Registration and Supply Fee: $89.00 (Scholarships are available to teachers in the school district)
You can register the class here!
For more information, please call 315-792-5300.