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Education to Build Tourism Future for Myanmar

A Norwegian social business organisation has started teaching an English course to Myanmar’s tourism and hospitality workers in a bid to help them leverage the large number of tourists flocking to the Southeast Asian country.

The program, sponsored by the Partnership for Change, is a six week intensive English course for the Inle people working in hospitality and tourism, the New York Times reported.

The pilot course proved so popular that 120 people signed up to join the next one in July 2014.

The program includes teaching Myanmar workers how to give directions and how to understand English grammar.

The program is run by Teachers Across Borders and is expected to run more courses help the professional development of the Myanmar tourism industry if the English course is successful.

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