COUNTRIES: Myanmar
DURATION: 10/01/2017 - 09/30/2018
FUNDER: U.S. Department of State
CONTACTgerman.gomez@worldlearning.org

Program Description

The English Language Program (ELP) helps 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 manages ELP courses at the American Center in Yangon and the Jefferson Center in Mandalay.  The program offers English language instruction to students ages 16 and up, with classes and activities that improve their English language skills for academic and work purposes. It also helps build 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.

ELP courses are offered on in seven-week terms, with five terms during the year.  Individuals interested in applying should contact the ELP Office at the American Center in Yangon or the Jefferson Center in Mandalay to schedule a placement test.  Once placed, students are eligible to register for upcoming terms.

Visit the ELP Facebook page to learn more.