In Myanmar, many subjects at school are partly taught in English, using textbooks in English.
As part of the Road to Mandalay Social Initiative, a 3-week English Refresher Course for teachers took place in March/April 2012. The Head Monk in Bagan gave permission for classes to be held in the Monastery and for accommodation in the Monastery to be provided to the teachers attending the course.
19 teachers took part in the course. They came from 7 different schools in the Bagan - Kyauk Pa Daung - Mount Popa area. The course started on 26th March 2012 and finished on 11th April 2012.