English for Journalists and Media Professionals

English for Journalists by East West Center

English for Journalists and Media Professionals

American Center Yangon
November 2018 – May 2019


Call for Applications
Deadline:  October 26

The English for Journalists and Media Professionals project provides journalists, editors and other media professionals an opportunity to improve professional English skills in a forum to discuss topics of professional interest.

The program will invite experienced media trainers and guest speakers to give short talks followed by a discussion in English of modern challenges in practicing journalism in Myanmar.  We encourage individuals working in media who are keen to improve their English language skills and discuss media ethics and current issues in Myanmar to apply.

The program will accept 15 participants.  The project includes 12 modules, including objective reporting, gender inclusion, digital security, and open-source reporting, over 24 sessions.  Sessions are free (no cost) and will take place every Saturday.  Project organizers welcome other topic suggestions.


Duration:                   6 months (November 2018- May 2019)
Time:                         2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (every Saturday)
Venue:                       Washington DC classroom, American Center Yangon
Target audience:      Journalists, editors, media professionals

Application Form [MS Word – 52KB]

Experienced media professionals as well as those new to the field and freelancers are welcome to apply.   Please complete and submit the attached application form:  englishforjournalists.mm@gmail.com not later than October 26, 2018.  Selections will be announced by October 29.

For more information, please contact Yamin Myatt Aye (09-971 597 438) and Tin Htet Paing (09- 4313 1569).

This program is sponsored by the U.S Embassy in Myanmar.