Parami Institute of Continuing Education is organized to deliver online certificate courses (non-accredited) to any adult learners or even young students who wish to further the horizon of their education.
The courses offered by the Parami Institute of Continuing Education are not licensed by the Higher Education Licensure Commission. The courses are non-credit bearing. There are course fees for the ParamiX courses; however, the English language courses, the Burmese language seminar course, Google Career Certificate programs and Global History Lab are offered free of charge. It is part of the service of the Parami University to promote lifelong learning and the development of critical skills for learners of all ages.
As of Spring 2023, Parami University offers the following programs:
Every semester, Parami offers synchronous (face-to-face) online courses in various fields of discipline such as humanities, social Sciences, arts, and sciences. The Institute specifically chooses courses that are not easily available in other commercial establishments, but are conducive to the learners’ overall development including the development of soft skills that are critical to the 21st century workplace and critical reasoning abilities. Although the courses are non-credit bearing, they are taught by university faculty and industry specialists.
English Language Courses
Parami Institute offers English language courses for specific purposes in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy Burma and American Center Yangon under an initiative called American English Myanmar-Parami English Language Initiative (ELI). The program aims to provide language development and continuous learning in Myanmar for students who plan to study abroad or professionals who wish to develop a career advancement.
The program includes four online English courses: English for Academic Purposes (EAP), English for Study Abroad (ESA), English for Professional Purposes (EPP), and English for the Workplace (E4W). The semester-long courses are delivered online and are offered free of charge. For full information about the courses, application opening and process, and class schedule, please visit AEM-Parami English Language Initiative at www.aem-parami.org.
Burmese Language Seminar Course
The Parami Institute of Continuing Education (PICE) offers a Burmese language seminar course on analytical skills designed as a massive open online course (MOOC). As a MOOC course, this online discussion-based course is delivered synchronously to up to nine hundred and sixty students.
Language has been a big barrier for many Myanmar students to access the student-centered style of learning that Parami offers, rooted in critical reading and thinking, discussion-based classrooms, and foundational knowledge across disciplines. Through the Burmese language seminar course, students will gain first-hand experience of liberal arts model education and first year seminar experience in US liberal arts colleges in the context of Myanmar.
In this course, participants will read one to two readings assigned for each session of discussion. The reading assignments are excerpts from academic books and articles as well as novels and short stories, written in Burmese language or translated from English to Burmese. One of the main objectives of this seminar course is to read and critique texts on history, literature, philosophy, and social sciences. For full information about this course in Burmese language, please visit https://paramiseminars.com/mooc/.
Parami x Google
Google Professional Certificate Program
Parami University has partnered with Grow with Google to provide Google professional certificate programs designed to pass on job-ready skills in high-growth career fields.
The available Google Professional Programs are:
Certificate Program in Data Analytics
Certificate Program in Advanced Data Analytics (Prerequisite: Data Analytics)
Certificate Program in Business Intelligence (Prerequisite: Data Analytics)
Certificate Program in Digital Marketing & E-commerce
Certificate Program in IT Support
Certificate Program in IT Automation with Python (Prerequisite: IT Support)
Certificate Program in Cybersecurity
Certificate Program in Project Management
Certificate Program in UX Design
All five programs will be offered under the Parami Institute of Continuing Education (PICE) at Parami University free of charge. These training programs are available on www.coursera.org, but they are not free. However, participants applying from Parami University are required to pay nothing but 100% commitment to attending the program. Read more.
Parami x Princeton
Global History Lab "History of the World"
The Global History Lab “History of the World” - GHL HOW Course is a semester-long online course offered by Princeton University. In this intensive course, participants will meet 3 times weekly (1.5 hours per session). They will learn world history through videos, discussions, presentations, case studies, and weekly town hall meetings throughout the semester. All the reading materials will also be available on the university learning platform. The participant will learn together with individuals from different backgrounds and professions worldwide. For the current offering, please check the Institute’s Facebook page.
Parami x Yale
Parami University has partnered with Yale University to provide students from our community with an opportunity to take course at Yale University and study with students from different parts of the world. The jointly taught class are offered in person at Yale University, but the collaboration will allow our students to join the course online. The first course, Colonialism, Nationalism and Identity in Myanmar, by Dr. David Moe and Dr. Frances O’Morchoe, will be offered this coming Spring, 2023. For the current offering, please check the Institute’s Facebook page.