With two weeks until we meet up in Bangkok, we have a collection of small assignments for you. We invite you to engage in the themes we’re going to be learning about so that we’re all on the same page and excited for when the course begins. Please make time for these assignments– it should be only 10-15 minutes a day over the next week or so. If folks put some thought into some of the themes that will inform our learning over the course of the semester it will set a tone of real learning and engagement for the good of the group as a whole.
Assignment #1: Post an introduction Yak!
We want to know who you are. Please post a short introduction Yak answering the following questions:
Assignment #2: Talk with one of your instructors!
One of us will be getting in touch with you to arrange a phone call very soon. (We’ve already talked to a few of you!) We know you’ve been talking with people at Dragons a lot, but now you can talk with the people you’re actually going to be traveling with. W’d like to hear your voices, give you a chance to ask questions, and get to know each other a little. Please check your email so we can schedule a call.
Assignment #3: Watch At Least Two of These Three Videos!
Assignment #4: Read These Articles!
We don’t have too many mandatory readings during this semester, but we would love to get people on the same page with these readings:
Assignment #5: Brush up on your Burmese!
There are plenty of resources on the internet to start learning a few survival phrases in Burmese. Start activating those neural pathways! Even learning a few keywords or the numbers will be a huge step up.
The Instructors: Parker, Nikki & Siang