Pingu’s English School in Myanmar.
Myamar is on a mission to strengthen its education sector across the country, and the UK’s Linguaphone Group are helping to lead the way with Pingu’s English – their highly successful English learning franchise for kids.
Myanmar’s government is committed to helping provide new educational opportunities for the country’s children to help them fulfil their potential, as evidenced by their public spending on education which increased by 49% from 2012 to 2014 (Source: UNICEF).
The first of a planned series of Pingu’s English schools in Myanmar will be located in Yangon City, Bahan Township.
It will be launched with a summer programme in February 2017 and then with a complete curriculum in May 2017.
This pioneering Burmese Pingu’s English school, EDUWORLD COMPANY LIMITED, will be led by a young and proactive team including: Bryan Yen (CEO), Yuki Zin Mar (COO), Evan Chor (Director), and Gabriel Wong (Director).
The Burmese Team signing the English School Franchise Agreement with Derek Price, CEO at Linguaphone Group – owners of the Pingu’s English global brand.
The team have already been busy, attending an intensive three-day Pingu’s English workshop in London delivering an introduction to the programme and the business. Linguaphone Group, the Franchisor, will provide marketing assistance throughout and help guide them successfully towards the official launch of the school. It will then follow this support by providing them with full, in-country teaching, business and marketing training for a week in January 2017.
The team during their 3-day Management Workshop in London,
having signed the Pingu’s English Master Franchisee contract.
In Myanmar, Pre-schools are available for children over two years of age and are managed by the country’s extensive care and public systems. Kindergarten then starts from the age of five. Pingu’s English supports children’s English, literacy and maths learning right through from infants until 8+ years old.
Education in Myanmar has long been regarded as important and significant. Traditionally, boys were taught at monastery schools, where they would learn Burmese and basic arithmetic skills. Under the British, secular education spread and the country achieved a relatively high level of education. During British colonial rule, educational access for women improved significantly: the number of female students enrolled in school rose 61% from 1911-1921, and another 82% from 1921 to 1931 with expansion of the colonial and private education system, primarily in the form of all-girls schools. [Source: Wikipedia +]. Today, the education system in Myanmar is operated by the Ministry of Education.
Pingu’s English is now adding the highest possible standard of English education to Myanmar through its broad, balanced and hugely popular curriculum.
Commenting on the big announcement, Derek Price, CEO of the Linguaphone Group said:
“The combination of the hugely popular Pingu character, with the academic integrity and global experience of the Linguaphone Group, has created a powerful English language training corpus with unique and significant mass-market appeal for children in Myanmar.”
Bryan Yen, CEO of EduWorld Myanmar, added, “English education is very important for Myanmar’s future. With Myanmar opening up its doors to the world, there is a growing demand from parents for high quality English programmes for their children. Offering an internationally proven syllabus, course structure and learning methodology, we are certain that Pingu’s English will receive a very warm welcome from parents all over Myanmar.”
Pingu’s English is a unique learning system covering the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. It is proven to help children communicate in English in a natural and confident way from day one, thanks in part to the proven method, native teachers and highly engaging TV episodes of the award-winning character Pingu – a loveable penguin with universal appeal in over 20 countries
English learning franchise for children: www.pingusenglish.com
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