"Enabling learners to build relationships of trust with Myanmar people through language proficiency and cultural sensitivity..."
Welcome to Moodle, the e-learning platform for Linking Hands: Myanmar Language and Culture Learning. Here you will be able to access activities and resources related to your course. You can access it from any Internet-connected computer or device by going to http://www.myanmarlanguageandculture.com/moodle/
You can also download the Moodle Mobile App for your mobile phone through Google Play Store or Apple App Store. As a client, you will only have access to the courses you are currently enrolled in. Please log in using your allocated username and password. Once you log in you will see a list of the courses you are enrolled in.
Linking Hands language and cultural training are divided into two broad levels, the Foundational Level and theIntermediary Level. Each of these has a number of sub-levels composed of a series of learning modules. Clients progress through the program using a staged approach by completing the required modules and corresponding progress checks at the end of designated modules.
These foundational courses will provide you with survival/beginner skills for basic communication in the Myanmar language. It has two courses: Foundation Communication Level (FCL) and Foundation Communication Level+ (FCL+).
Foundation Communication Level (FCL)
This course has6 modules of 25 units, developing your skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing Myanmar language through a range of topics including making friends, shopping, traveling, making arrangements, etc. You will also complete a Cultural Assignment during each unit to develop your cultural proficiency.
Foundation Communication Level+ (FCL+)
This course has 2 modules of 5 units. The units focus on familiar topics which are explored in more depth. This course assists you in attuning your ear to improve your listening and comprehension acuity, as well as, improving your reading, speaking and writing ability.
Building upon the Foundational Communication Level the Intermediary Level has four courses: Pre-Intermediate Level (PIL), Pre-Intermediate Level+ (PIL+), Intermediate One Level (Int-1), and Intermediate & Beyond Level (Int+).
Pre-Intermediate Level (PIL)
This course takes you through similar topics as FCL, but at a deeper level. There are 5 modules of 22 units extending listening, reading, speaking and writing skills in topics such as small talk, giving simple instructions, retelling a simple story, talking about family, etc. Your Cultural Assignments continue throughout this course.
Pre-Intermediate Level+ (PIL+)
Following PIL, you will transition to the PIL+ course where 3 modules of 9 units on familiar topics are explored in more depth. This course focuses on strengthening all four core skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing. There are no Cultural Assignments or formal assessments in this course.
Intermediate One Level (Int-1)
This 2 module course of 20 units takes you through a range of listening, reading, speaking, and writing activities to mature language and cultural proficiency. There will be a consultant assessment (for the client) and a client self-assessment after each individual topical unit. For example Buddhism, news, celebrations, history, etc.
Intermediate and Beyond (Int+)
This course is individually tailored to meet your interests and needs. The deepening of language and cultural understandings is imperative in the Int+ course. Our consultants will collaborate with you so that they can prepare materials that are of interest to you. For example: history, education, storytelling, poetry, written texts, news, business, people, etc.