COUNTRIES: Myanmar
DURATION: 11/21/2018 - 04/30/2021
FUNDER: U.S. Department of State
CONTACTgerman.gomez@worldlearning.org

Program Description

The English Language Program (ELP) helped students in Myanmar improve their English language skills and learn about American culture.

At the request of, and in collaboration with, the U.S. Embassy in Yangon, World Learning managed ELP courses at the American Center in Yangon and the Jefferson Center in Mandalay.  The program offered English language instruction to students ages 16 and up, with classes and activities that improved their English language skills for academic and work purposes. It also built greater understanding between the people of Myanmar and the U.S. by providing exposure to American culture and democratic values while creating opportunities for the exchange of ideas among citizens.

Program Goals

  • Provide students with model language learning courses aimed at developing their communicative skills for study, professional and leisure purposes.
  • Prepare students to be effective communicators, intercultural leaders, and engaged global citizens.
  • Foster opportunities for students to learn about culture in the U.S. while enhancing elements of local culture.
  • Offer English language learning solutions and programs to local and international private and public sector organizations .
  • Foster greater understanding between the people of Myanmar and those of the U.S.