|English Language Teaching|
Teaching Centre and ELT Manager: Michael Gordon
Our Teaching Centre has 15 teachers, 8 classrooms, a computer room and around 900 students. Students take a placement test, and then enter at the correct level. General English courses go from Elementary to Advanced, and you can then continue with Cambridge Exam preparation, an intensive IELTS course, or business management skills courses.
Our courses for young learners (aged 9 - 15) take place every afternoon. The learning style is active and fun, and the learners speak and hear authentic English. The Young Learner (YL) programme takes children from beginner to Cambridge First Certificate level. Along the way many of our YL students take the Starters, Movers and Flyers Cambridge exams especially for children.
You receive a British Council certificate after each two-month course, showing the level you have achieved. As all our teachers are UK educated English language specialists, you experience a British learning environment and practise with native speakers. You can continue to study outside the classroom, in the library, self-study centre, and reading room with internet access. If you want to do your homework in less formal surroundings you can meet your friends in the new British Council coffee shop on the first floor.
Classes are all day from 7:00 to 19:30 (16:00 on Saturdays).
To take a placement test, or to find out more, telephone us on (951-256290/1 Ext 325, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or come to our office on the 3rd floor.
Support for Myanmar English teachers
In addition to teaching English in our Strand Road Centre, our teachers deliver language teaching methodology courses to groups of teachers from the Millennium Centres in different parts of the country. These week long courses in Fundamentals of Communicative Language Teaching, have been greatly appreciated. Groups of local teachers are also sometimes invited to the capital for special intensive courses in English teaching skills.
We contribute to the monthly ELTeCS workshops for teachers, in which around 60 Yangon English teachers meet on Sunday morning to exchange ideas, learn new teaching tips and catch up with colleagues.
Once a year we organise the British Council/ELTeCS Myanmar annual conference for teachers of English. The 5th Annual Conference took place on Sunday May 11th at the Sedona Hotel, and was attended by 270 teachers from private and government schools and universities. British Ambassador Vicki Bowman opened the conference (with a speech in Burmese), and keynote speaker Alan Maley introduced the theme for the day: Focus on the Learner.
The British Council Library ELT collection also provides valuable support to English teachers looking for inspiration, and British teachers often present at the monthly library Open Days, at which all are welcome.
Support to Local INGOS
In the last three years we have provided management and admin skills in English
courses to more than 150 local staff of humanitarian aid organisations. These
courses were free of charge to the participants and their organisations.
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