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Why Take Your TEFL Certification Course in Myanmar?

For those seeking to kick off their TEFL career off the beaten track of well-known markets like Thailand and Korea, Myanmar offers an unparalleled tapestry of timeless landscapes, ancient temples, and traditional culture. Closed to the world for decades, Myanmar has only recently opened its economy to investment and travel, creating a fast-growing need for English language instruction. 

Taught by experienced instructors with an internationally accredited curriculum, this full-time four-week TEFL course will qualify you for thousands of teaching jobs in Myanmar and around the world. 

In addition to teacher training, this course includes a comprehensive orientation program to help students gain an in-depth introduction to Myanmar's culture, language, cuisine, and history

All students also receive a full range of job placement guidance to assist with applying and interviewing for ESL teaching jobs in Myanmar. In addition, all graduates will also enjoy lifetime access to personalized job search guidance for English teaching jobs in more than 80 countries worldwide. 

  • Instruction from university-level instructors.
  • Unique course location in Myanmar's historic capital of Yangon.
  • Comprehensive job search assistance to help you find employment teaching English in Myanmar and in 80+ countries around the globe.
  • Sought-after TEFL certificate. Your TEFL Certification from ITA does not expire, is accredited at the highest level, and is recognized by employers worldwide.
  • Access to the ITA alumni community, a highly engaged network of 40,000 alumni. Interact with fellow students, support each other and learn from everyone's experiences overseas.
TEFL certification Myanmar

Award Winning TEFL Organization

ITA has been named Top Rated TEFL Organization by three years in a row and has also won the prestigious People's Choice Award three out of the last five years.

16 Hours of Hands-On Live Practice Teaching

The Myanmar TEFL course includes 16 hours of live observed practice teaching to help you refine your skills and gain confidence in a live classroom setting with actual Myanmarese students.

Focus On Practical Training

Emphasis on practical training for teaching listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills in the classroom, including extensive lesson plan development and feedback from peers and instructors.

Bonus Services & Features

Tuition includes a variety of services to help students make their move to Myanmar, including airport pick-up in Yangon, visa support, and included cultural excursions and classes, including a visit to the legendary Shwedagon Pagoda.


Who Should Take This 4-Week Myanmar TEFL Course?

This Yangon, Myanmar TEFL Course is perfect for you if:

  • You want to combine world-class in-person TEFL training with an immersive experience in the heart of Asia.
  • Get TEFL certified and teach English in Southeast Asia.
  • Degree Requirements: A 4-year BA college degree is not required to enroll for this course or to gain employment in Myanmar as a professional English teacher.
  • All fluent English speakers seeking to teach ESL. You're a non-native English speaker? You will need to complete a phone interview & submit an essay to verify your English skills. Read more: Non-native English speakers & TEFL

Job Search Assistance for Myanmar TEFL Course Students

The job market in Myanmar is smaller and not nearly as lucrative as in some other Asian nations, but it is a fast-growing market with great opportunities. All TEFL Course students receive lifetime job search assistance for gaining employment teaching English in Myanmar and worldwide (including teaching English online). These exclusive services and resources include:

  • Resume & cover letter guidance
  • Contact referral information for schools in Myanmar & more than 20,000 schools worldwide
  • Myanmar-specific workshops on interviewing and working with schools and agents
  • Myanmar Visa and Work Permit support & guidance
  • Personal Support from an experienced Job Search Advisor. We have a full-time Student Affairs department whose sole purpose is to help you find the best TEFL job for you
  • Access to ITA's exclusive 400-page job search manual
  • Exclusive live and recorded webcasts covering all aspects of the TEFL job search process
  • Referrals to preferred recruiters, placement agencies, language schools, and online teaching companies
  • Contract reviews

Read more: ITA's Lifetime Job Search Assistance

Explore: Myanmar Job Market Overview



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Lesson Plan

TEFL / TESOL Course Content

This 4-week, full-time course is made up of a 1-week (40-hour) cultural orientation and 3 weeks (120 hours) of onsite and off-site instruction and work. This is an intensive university-level course.

Myanmar TEFL Course Curriculum & Syllabus

Here is a brief overview of what you will learn in your Myanmar TEFL Course:

  • Chapter 1: Working with Schools in Myanmar
  • Chapter 2: Diversity and Inclusivity
  • Chapter 3: Overcoming Culture Shock
  • Chapter 4: ESL Methodologies
  • Chapter 5: Teaching Speaking
  • Chapter 6: Classroom Management
  • Chapter 7: Teaching Grammar
  • Chapter 8: Teaching Young Learners
  • Chapter 9: Teaching Phonics
  • Chapter 10: Assessment
  • Chapter 11: Teaching Math
  • Chapter 12: Teaching Science
  • Chapter 13: Teaching Reading and Listening
  • Chapter 14: Positive Reinforcement in the Classroom
  • Chapter 15: Online Teaching Module
  • Chapter 16: Curriculum Design and Implementation
  • Chapter 17: Maximizing the PPP Structure (Lesson Planning for Higher Proficiencies)
  • Chapter 18: Textbook Teaching
Classroom Details

TEFL / TESOL Myanmar Details

Length of Training

4 weeks full-time (120 hours). This is an intensive university-level course.

Daily Schedule & Intensity

Students should expect to be in class from approximately 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (with breaks), Monday-Friday. Weekends are primarily free for sightseeing and relaxation, but some homework is required. 

Course Location

The course is located in Yangon, Myanmar's former capital and primary center of commerce and culture. Founded more than 1,000 years, Yangon is one of the most historic cities in Southeast Asia and provides a great base for exploring Myanmar's most famous attractions.   

TEFL Myanmar: Course Size & Facility

There are typically about 15 students per course session; Internet access is available at the school facilities.

Included With The Course

What's Included in Your Yangon, Myanmar TEFL Course?

Your Myanmar TEFL certification course includes:

  • Internationally recognized TEFL Certificate
  • Personalized & dedicated lifetime job search support for teaching positions in
  • Airport pickup in Yangon
  • Welcome dinner
  • Visa Support in Myanmar
  • Cultural excursions & activities, including temple visit, language classes & Myanmarese cooking class
  • Access to ITA's exclusive alumni network of 40,000 teachers worldwide
  • Assistance with making housing arrangements (housing costs not included)

Your course tuition does not include personal expenses, transportation, visa, insurance, housing costs, or food, apart from welcome dinner.

Class Technology Requirements

Class Requirements

All participants must have a laptop that they can work and print from. iPads and other tablet devices can work, but they are certainly not ideal and will limit your ability to print.

Optional Add-Ons

Optional Add-Ons for Your Myanmar TEFL Course

All ITA students & graduates have the option to enhance their skills and credentials by taking additional TEFL Specialty courses in the fields of:

  • Grammar Fundamentals
  • Teaching English Online
  • Teaching Business English
  • Teaching English to Young Learners
  • Tutoring English
Included Excursions & Activities

Excursions & Activities

The TEFL course orientation includes the following excursions & activities:

  • Welcome dinner
  • Visit to the legendary Shwedagon Pagoda
  • Myanmarese introductory language course
  • Myanmarese cooking class

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Housing Arrangements

Housing Arrangements

Housing is not included with your TEFL course tuition, however, the course staff will be happy to help you arrange for accommodations during the course for the cost of approximately $150 a month. 

Accommodations are modest but are new and modern and at a minimum, the rooms will have air-con & Wi-Fi and are conveniently located with respect to the TEFL school.

Make sure to enroll at least 60 days in advance to guarantee that housing will be available. 

Cultural Training & Workshops

Cultural Training To Prepare You for Teaching English in Myanmar 

As part of the orientation part of the course, workshops are also included on the following:

  • Overcoming culture shock and adjusting to life in Myanmar
  • Adjusting to working in a local Myanmarese school
  • Alumni teacher panel (where they get to meet course and ask questions to alumni who have been teaching in the country)

TEFL Course Dates & Registration

Before enrolling in any International TEFL Academy courses, we recommend that you speak with an advisor who will answer your questions, review your employment prospects for teaching English abroad, and assist you with enrollment. 

We strongly recommend enrolling in your Myanmar TEFL course at least 60 days in advance due to its popularity and to secure housing. We also invite you to read our registration procedure and terms & conditions. Note that all students will be charged a small processing fee per course/program purchased.


Gain Confidence as a Professional English Teacher with Live Practice Teaching

Learn how to teach hands-on thanks to the mandatory live practice teaching (practicum) sessions included in your TEFL course. The practicum is an essential component of a teacher's training process, as it provides valuable insight and experience prior to obtaining independent teaching positions.

16 Hours Practicum Included

You must complete a minimum of 10
hours for your TEFL/TESOL certification. These hours will be achieved through observation and live practice teaching with actual ESL students

Build Your Teaching Skills

Apply teaching principles to real-life situations, build confidence in your skill and pedagogical style, and gain exposure to various learning styles and classroom situations.

Contributing To The Local Community

At least part of your practicum will entail teaching in a local non-profit English camp for disadvantaged kids in Yangon. 

Cultural Awareness Training

The course instructors and staff all possess extensive experience working in the TEFL field in Myanmar and will provide cultural awareness training to help prepare you for working with local Myanmarese students.

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Ask a Myanmar TEFL Instructor

Jonathan Harman,  Myanmar TEFL Course Instructor.
Jon has 9 years of ESL teaching experience in Thailand, South Korea, and Vietnam, in addition to two years of teaching experience in the UK.

Who Teaches the Myanmar TEFL Course?

All Myanmar TEFL instructors have a  minimum of 3 years of ESL teaching experience in an overseas capacity. 2 years of professional practical experience teaching, coaching, or lecturing to adults.  Our instructors are highly-trained in TEFL / TESOL, passionate about education, and hold a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Education, English, or a related field.

What Does a Typical Day in the Myanmar TEFL Course Look Like?

Remember that it is an intensive, university-level course. Here's what you should expect:

  1. Class Hours: You will spend 40 hours per week in class. In addition, you can plan on spending 10-15 additional hours working on independent assignments and projects. Class hours are typically from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, including lunch and break times. 
  2. 16 hours of live practice teaching: Over the course of two days, students will have 16hrs of practical experience teaching students at local schools.
  3. Class Assignments: Spread throughout the course, there are multiple assignments that task you with planning lessons, self-reflection, curriculum development, as well as theoretical research and presentations.


Do I Need to Purchase a Textbook?

Your textbook is provided to you as part of your course tuition.

I am a Non-US Citizen. Can I Take This Course?

This course is open to citizens of any nation, as long as you can legally enter Myanmar. 

Myanmar TEFL Course Comparison

Yangon, Myanmar TEFL Course

What is included 👇

  • In-Person 4 Weeks, Full-Time
  • Accredited curriculum
  • Highly experienced instructors
  • Lifetime Job Search Guidance for teaching English in Myanmar & worldwide
  • 16-Hours Live Practice Teaching with local Myanmarese students
  • Myanmar culture orientation program and cultural awareness training
  • Complimentary services, including airport pickup and visa support

Online TEFL Course

What's included 👇

  • 170-Hour Online Certification
  • 4-Week Full-time/ 11-Week part-time
  • OFQUAL Level 5 Accreditation from TQUK
  • Live Office Hours with Your Instructor & Peer-Participation with Classmates
  • Lifetime Job Search Guidance
  • 10 to 20-Hours Live Practice Teaching