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Welcome Message from Carol Jenkins
For more than 85 years, World Learning has equipped individuals and institutions to address the world’s most pressing problems. We believe that, working together with our partners, we can change this world for the better.
On my travels, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with many of those who have joined us in this mission. In Baghdad, we’ve trained more than 2,300 Iraqi youth who are already giving back at home. In London, our partners in the TAAP Initiative strongly believe that we are all responsible to practice inclusion. And in Vermont, our Experiment in International Living and School for International Training participants prove every day that they have the tools and the determination to change the world.
Please join us in our pursuit of a more peaceful and just world.
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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.
- 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.