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Parami Continuing Education programs attract learners from diverse backgrounds

Continuing Education programs at Parami University have recently completed their spring intake recruitment, attracting a diverse group of learners from all corners of Myanmar and outside of Myanmar. The learners come from a wide range of backgrounds, including individuals looking to upskill and those seeking career advancement. This article will show you the three programs offered under the Parami Institute of Continuing Education, including ParamiX Courses, Massive Open Online Course in Burmese Language, and American English Myanmar-Parami English Language Initiative, cater to this diverse demographic and provide a unique opportunity for learners to gain valuable knowledge and skills. Additionally, the supportive and inclusive environment at Parami University provides students with the resources they need to succeed and achieve their goals in a rapidly changing world.

ParamiX Courses

The Spring Intake of ParamiX classes officially kicked off on January 16, 2023, and it has been met with a flurry of excitement and anticipation. Out of the 176 applicants, 100 students have enrolled in the six ParamiX courses, spanning all over Myanmar, including Yangon, Mandalay, Shan, Magway, Rakhine, Sagaing, Kachin, Kayin, Chin, Bago, and Tanintharyi, and even from beyond the country's borders.

These ParamiX courses, taught by esteemed instructors from around the world, offer students the opportunity to delve into subjects ranging from science to the environment through online learning. The 12-week program is designed specifically for young working professionals, providing them with a flexible and convenient way to expand their knowledge and skills for career development. The courses' innovative approach to learning, combined with the expertise of the instructors, is set to provide students with the tools necessary to grow both personally and professionally.

Massive Open Online Course in Burmese Language

On January 23, 2023, the second cohort of Parami's Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) officially commenced. The application period sparked immense interest among aspiring learners, resulting in a tremendous response. Out of over a thousand applications, the MOOC admissions committee meticulously handpicked a diverse group of 600 individuals to join the second cohort. These students are now part of small, collaborative reading groups, each comprising 15 individuals and facilitated by 20 highly accomplished expert instructors.

The students of MOOC’s second cohort come from various corners of Myanmar, showcasing the country's rich cultural diversity. Their mother tongues represent an array of languages, including Kachin, Karen, Karenni, Chin, Mon, Burmese, Arakan, Shan, and Rohingya.

The aim of the course is to build a solid foundation for students as they transition to academia and scholarship. It helps foster critical thinking and inquiry into the fundamental norms of society, allowing students to recognize cultural influences and biases. It also hopes to equip them to tackle societal issues with critical thought and form a basis for action.

American English Myanmar-Parami English Language Initiative

In partnership with the American Center of Yangon and the Embassy of the United States, Parami University is offering American English Myanmar-Parami English Language Initiative courses (ELI). ELI seeks to develop learners' critical thinking, presentation, and language skills and enable effective communication in speaking and writing. ELI offers four English language courses for specific needs in academia and professional fields: English for Study Abroad, English for Academic Purposes, English for Professional Purposes, and English for Vocational Purposes.

ELI Term 2 Year 2 received 677 applications from different regions across Myanmar, including from an IDP camp (internally displaced persons), as well as from diaspora communities of Myanmar origin, including applicants from Thailand and Singapore. About 175 were selected to join ELI courses, and the selected students hailed from 7 states and 7 regions of Myanmar. Applications for all programs are closed now, and the new intakes will be announced on the Parami Institute of Continuing Education page. Like and follow our Facebook page for updates.

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