• National Centre for English Language

    Established on 23 December 2004 under the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education, Myanmarhoused at Pang Long Hall, located on Yangon University Campus, next to Judson Church

  • Our Vision

    To fulfil the English language skills requirements of a lifelong learning Myanmar society

  • Services Provided

    Offering Diploma in English Course (Global English Course)
    Providing Masters of Ceremonies Training Courses
    Providing Liaison Officers
    Providing Translators and Interpreters

Objectives

  1. To promote the teaching and learning of English at all levels focusing on the tertiary level through human resource development, education, training, research and linkages with regional and international ELT organizations
  2. To upgrade the quality of teachers through training and academic programmes
  3. To promote new language learning strategies
  4. To provide support to ELT teachers through research and dissemination of knowledge and skills
  5. To develop English language teaching materials and expand English language and literature courses that will aid human resource development
  6. To provide English language related services to the Ministry of Education and the general public

Our Location in Yangon

International Collaborations

  1. American Embassy providing English Language Fellows to assist teacher training programmes
  2. British Council providing English teacher trainers to assist teacher training programmes
  3. Australian Volunteers International  providing English teacher trainers to assist teacher training programmes and ELT resource mentor for the library
  4. SEAMEO RELC  providing specialist certificate courses, postgraduate diploma in Applied Linguistics and MA TESOL programmes
  5. Macquarie University conducting workshops and seminars for professional development of the English faculty
  6. Chinese University of Hong Kong conducting seminars on sign linguistics and deaf studies
  7. Mcamillan Publisher Ltd conducting workshops and training programmes on teaching methodology and assessment for Straightforward and Global coursebooks
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Collaborative Programmes at National Centre for English Language

Organization/ Institution Teacher Trainers Duration Activities
US Department of State Hennah Meadow, Department of State English Language Fellow, 9-1-2013 to 8-3-2013 English Teaching Methodology to Dip in ELT students & English for Meeting to 3rd Year EPP students
US Department of State International Writing Programme Reading and Lecture Tour in Burma 12-1-2013 to 15-1-2013 Lecture on Literary Theories Poetry Reading and Workshop, Lecture on Short Stories and Creative Writing, Lecture on Literary Theory Poetry Reading and Workshop, Writing Workshop
US Department of State American Fulbright Specialist Professor Dr. Amy Levin, Chair of English Department, Northern Illinois University 7-2-2013 to 1-3-2013 English Literature and ELT Methodology
Temasek Foundation SEAMEO Regional Language Centre, Dr. Alvin Pang, Dr. Yue Weng, Dr. Susana April, 2013 to May 2014 English Language Training Programme for Teacher Leaders in Myanmar
Australian Volunteers International Deborah Eileen Gentleman 16-6-2013 to 16-6-2015 Teacher Training Programmes, Professional Development Programmes
Australian Volunteers International Denise Catherine McArthur 16-6-2013 to 16-6-2015 Teacher Training Programmes, Professional Development Programmes
British Council Ms Andrea Marsh April 2013 to April 2015 Teacher Training Programmes, Professional Development Programmes
British Council Mr Davie Channon June, 2013 to June, 2014 Teacher Training Programmes, Professional Development Programmes
US Department of State Ms Carol Haddaway, Senior English Language Fellow November 2013 to September 2014 Teacher Training Programmes, Professional Development Programmes
Macquarie University, Department of Linguistics Christopher N Candlin, Senior Research Professor Emeritus & Stephen H Moore, Senior Lecturer and Director of Higher Degree Research 26-8-2013 to 27-8-2013 National Seminar on Current Issues and Future Trends in Applied Linguistics
Macmillan Publisher Ltd. Mr. Philip Kerr and Mr. Clyde Fowle 2-10-2013 to 4-10-2014 7-10-2013 to 9-10-2014 Introduction to the Coursebook Straightforward
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Centre for Sign Linguistics and Deaf Studies Gladys Tang
Director & Professor of Linguistics, Centre for Sign Linguistics and Deaf Studies,Department of Linguistics and Modern Languages
27-1-2014 The Asia Pacific Sign Linguistics Research and Training Program (APSL)
University of Sydney Business School Dr. Richard Seymour, Senior Lecturer 5-5-2014 to 6-5-2014 Workshop on Authentic Problem-Based Learning (PBL)
Sydney University Ms. Julia Di Kang 5-6-2014 to 15-9-2014 Presentation and Public speaking Skills to English for Professional Purposes students
US Department of State Ms Carol Haddaway, Senior English Language Fellow October, 2014 to September 2015 Teacher Training Programmes, Professional Development Programmes
Australia Volunteers International, Australia MS Michele Goudrey, English Language Resource Mentor 4-5-2015 to 9-11-2016 Establishment of a Library System
US Department of State English Language Fellow Ms Carol Haddaway and Jason 7-5-2015 to 8-5-2015 Academic Writing Training of Trainers (TOT) Workshop
University of Maryland, Baltimore County Associate Professor Ms Adriana Medina 21-9-2015 to 26-9-2015 Intercultural Communication Training Phase 1
British Council Ms Helen Cherry, English Language Trainer 9-2015 to 8-2016 Language Teaching Methodology Training
US Department of State Mr Jeff Erickson, English Language Fellow November 2015 to June 2016 Teacher Training Programmes, Professional Development Programmes
US Department of State Professor Dr. Mary Shephard Wong, Azusa University February to March 2016 Workshops on Introduction to Action Research, Designing an Action Research Project, Portfolio Assessment, Developing Intercultural Competence
US Department of State Dr Marie Katherine Snider October to December 2015 The LMI English Communication Skills for Leaders Seminar, American Embassy
University of Maryland, Baltimore County Associate Professor Ms Adriana Medina 9-5-2016 to 16-5-2016 Intercultural Communication Training Phase 2
US Department of State Dr. Diana Bartelli Carlin, Associate Provost for Global Education 16-5-2016 to 25-5-2016 British Parliamentary Debate Workshop
Ms Helen Cherry, English Language Trainer and Ms Silvija 23-5-2016 to 27-5-2016 Intensive Literature Training
British Council Catherine Cook, English Language Trainer 19-9-2016 to 31-3-2017 EfECT Programme
Australia Volunteers International Mr. Richard Bird, English Language Trainer 4-5-2015 to 9-11-2016 Professional Development Programme, Linguistics and Semantics course for Master and Honours students
Macmillan Training Mr David Kaye 4-7-2017 to 5-7-2017 Teaching Methodology for Straightforward and Global Coursebooks