History

A Brief Background History of the Department

Since 16th January 1964, department of German was founded along with the opening of the foreign languages school in Charter bank building on Pansodan road. At first, department of German offered diploma full-time course, diploma part-time course, course for scholars and language proficiency courses. In 1996, the department of German started to offer a bachelor’s degree of arts. Today there are undergraduate and graduate program, diploma part-time, course for scholars and language proficiency classes on weekend and weekdays. From 1964 to 1981 twelve visiting lecturers worked and from 2009 to 2015 department of German hosted two DAAD Lecturers. The former heads of department were U Thet Khin (1972 -1984), U Hla Kyaing (1984-2006), Daw Thang Khan Dim (2006-2010), Daw Pyoan Pyoan Htay (2010-2017). Since 2017 Daw Thang Khan Dim is head of German department. Now 14 academic teaching staffs are working at the department. Most of all teachers form the department attended the trainings, seminars and workshops for teaching German as a Foreign Language in Bangkok, Indonesia and Berlin with the support of DAAD, participated in summer language course at Heidelberg University in Germany and cooperated with Goethe Institute, Myanmar and participated in seminars for German Language Teachers and teaching methodology for German literature, culture and intercultural communication. The department of German signed MoU with the Zepplin University, Germany as the international cooperation and sent a student for one year scholarship according to the student exchange program. The department of German published 21 research papers till June, 2018 and 8 research papers are currently conducting. Over 500 students are now studying German as a foreign language in 2018-2019 academic year. About 670 students are graduated from 1996 to 2018. From 2012 to 2018 there are 24 Master degree holders.


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Heads of the German Department

No. Name Designation Duration
1 U Thet Khin Professor 1972 – 1984
2 U Hla Kyaing Professor 1984 – 2006
3 Daw Thang Khan Dim Lecturer 2006 – 2010
4 Daw Pyoan Pyoan Htay Lecturer 2010 – 2017
5 Daw Thang Khan Dim Associate Professor 2017 – up to now

The Department offers the four year bachelor’s degree in German, the four year diploma degree, the one year MA (Qualifying) course and the two year master’s degree in German. It also provides the students of non-German specialization students with Evening and Weekend Courses under the Human Resource Development programme, three-month and six-month German language courses (Basic, Intermediate and Advance Level). And courses for scholars and language proficiency courses have been offered.

At present there are altogether nearly 500 students enrolled at the different levels of academic programmes, including 2 students in Second year MA, 2 students in MA (Qualifying) Course, 23 students in Diploma (Part-time), 82 students in Fourth year (BA), 112 students in Third year (BA), 93 students in Second year (BA), 119 students in First year (BA), and 60 students in CHRD evening and weekend classes.

The German Department has a staff of 14 people, including 2 associate professors, 7 lecturers, 4 assistant lecturers and 1 tutor. All of its staff members hold Master degrees.

  • Daw Thang Khan Dim

  • Associated Professor & Head

  • Curriculum Design and Development

  • University Avenue, Kamaryut Township., Yangon German Dept – First Floor, LRC

Daw Win Win Aye

Daw Nay Zin Kyaw

Daw Phyu Thida

Daw Cherry Soe Lwin

Daw Wai Mar Myint

Daw Mya Kay Khine

Daw Tsu Thondayi Nwe

Daw Lei Mon Maung Maung

Daw Sein U Swe

Daw Khin Yamon Aye

Daw Thandar Myint Thu Soe

U Sai Sithu Win

Departmental researches (yearly), Research Seminar/ Paper readings (weekly) are enriched by faculty members, Post-graduate research by MA Thesis students and Under-graduate research projects by Fourth year German Specialization students. The research studies conducted cover a wide spectrum, which includes such areas as developing teaching language skills, translation studies, cultural and literary studies, and Applied Linguistics field.

Daw Thang Khan Dim, Associated Professor (Head)

  1. A Constractive Study of Adverbs of Manner in German and Myanmar
  2. A Study of Speech Act for Directives in German Language

Daw Win Win Aye, Associated Professor

  1. A Comparative Study of Subordinate Clauses in Myanmar and German
  2. An Analytical Study on German Affixes
  3. An Analytical Study of German Verb Prefix
  4. An Analytical Study of Some Mottos in German Language

Daw Nay Zin Kyaw, Associated Professor

  1. ဂျာမန်ဆိုရိုးစကားများကို သဒ္ဒါရှု့ထောင့်မှလေ့လာခြင်း
  2. A Study of Formal and Informal Usages which are Used Differently in German Language
  3. A Study of Role of Media that Develop the Speaking Skills and Listening Skills
  4. A Study of Translation Errors Made by Third Year German Specialization Students at Yangon University of Foreign Languages

Daw Phyu Thida, Associated Professor

  1. ဂျာမန်ဘာသာတွင်တွေ့ရှိရ သော သံတူကြောင်းကွဲ စကားလုံးများကိုလေ့လာခြင်း
  2. ရင်းမြစ်တူအဓိပ္ပာယ်တစ်မျိူး ထက်ပိုသော ဂျာမန်စကားလုံးများ ကိုလေ့လာခြင်း
  3. Rolle der Selbsteinschätzung im DaF-Unterricht zur Förderung der Sprachfähigkeit
  4. An Analytical Study of Some Mottos in German Language

Daw Cherry Soe Lwin, Lecturer

  1. A Study on Social Sayings in German and in Myanmar
  2. A Constractive Analysis of Affixation Systems between Gernan and Myanmar

Daw Wai Mar Myint, Lecturer

  1. A Study of the Personal Denomination in German Business News, Business Journals and Business Magazines
  2. A Study of Translation Errors Made by Third Year German Specialization Students at Yangon University of Foreign Languages

Daw Mya Kay Khine, Lecturer

  1. A Study of Methods of Teaching Vocabulary to German Specialization Students at Level “A”
  2. A Study of Teaching German Language through Activities on Selected Regional Knowledge of Germany for A2 Level Learners
  3. ဂရိဘာသာမှ မွေးစားစကားလုံးများကို ကဏ္ဍအလိုက်ခွဲခြားလေ့လာခြင်း။

Daw Tsu Thondayi New, Lecturer

  1. A Study of Formal and Informal Usages which are Used Differently in German Language
  2. A Constractive Analysis of Affixation Systems between Gernan and Myanmar
  3. Effective Speaking Activities to Improve the Language Proficiency of Third Year BA- Students

Daw Lei Mon Maung Maung, Lecturer

  1. A Constractive Study of Adverbs of Manner in German and Myanmar
  2. A Study of Speech Act for Directives in German Language

Daw Sein U Swe, Lecturer

  1. A Constractive Study of Adverbs of Manner in German and Myanmar
  2. A Study of Speech Act for Directives in German Language

Daw Khin Yamon Aye, Lecturer

  1. A Study of the Personal Denomination in German Business News, Business Journals and Business Magazines
  2. An Error Analysis of German Specialization Students’ Writing Assignments (B1.1)

U Sai Sithu Win, Assistant Lecturer, Lecturer

  1. A Study of the Personal Denomination in German Business News, Business Journals and Business Magazines

The German Department has cooperated with Goethe Insitut, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and German Universities. Most of the teachers from German Department have been invited to attend the summer university in Germany, seminars and workshops for universities’ teachers, in Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia.

The German Department provides the services necessary to meet the increasing demands of the Governmental Organizations and service personnel contributing towards the development of the country. The services it provides include:
• Translation
• Interpretation

No. Name Year
1 Mrs. Hedda Jarvis 05.03.2009 – 17.03. 2009
05.01.2013 – 18.01.2013
2 Mr. Tilman Pfeiffer 22.07.2009 – 31.08.2014
3 Ms. Anke Wittekindt 08.09.2014 – 30.11.2014

Our Department always considers to produce the quality graduates who are aware of language knowledge and communicative skills and to get a leading role in daily life. Some of the courses will be opened in the near future to expand programs to support and fulfill the needs of the community. It will also be committed in research development of the academic subjects and teaching methods.