DURATION: 11/21/2018 - 04/30/2021
FUNDER: U.S. Department of State
CONTACT[email protected]

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

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