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Franchising and licensing have become an increasingly popular concept in Myanmar due to the country’s economic growth.

Myanmar is a fast-growing economy in South East Asia, with a young and dynamic population of over 50 million people. Importantly too, Myanmar is strategically located to a number of other ASEAN countries, but also acts as a gateway to the powerhouse markets of China and India.
Franchising and licensing have become an increasingly popular concept here too. Due to the country’s economic growth, and a rising middle-class, recognised international brands including KFC, Starbucks and Pizza Hut now feature in the Myanmar landscape. Around five years ago, Myanmar’s franchise sector started with a few local and international fast food chains. Now within three years, there are over 60 popular franchises operating across the three largest cities of Yangon, Mandalay and Naypyidaw.
And crucially, small and medium enterprises (SME’s) account for 97% of all companies across Myanmar – a sector where the licensing model offers a business model that offers an opportunity for faster expansion and ultimately business success across the country.

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Interview with British Chamber of Commerce Cambodia

Chloe Taylor, Chief Executive Officer from the British Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar (BCCM), gives her overview on the English Learning Training and franchise market in Myanmar, and offers advice for those who may be interested to act as our Direct English Master Franchisee across Myanmar.

Read more here>>

Follow these simple steps to start delivering world-class English Language Training with Direct English in your own market.

Linguaphone Group Ltd has over ten years of experience of working across the ASEAN region, with an active presence in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Cambodia. One of our most recent achievements was the appointment of a new Master Licensee for Myanmar for the Group’s pre-school Language Training and kindergarten brand, Pingu’s English, who have a prestigious flagship school in Yangon, and looking to open a second in Mandalay in the near future.

Now, working with the British Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar, we are looking to replicate this success with the appointment of a strong, exclusive Master License for Direct English across Myanmar.  Companies and entrepreneurs don’t need to have experience in education, instead proven success of developing a strong business across Myanmar. And of course the business acumen, resources and drive to successfully deliver our comprehensive nine-level Language training program to both the Corporate and Retail market nationwide.  Interested in partnering with us to open a network of corporately owned or franchised Direct English training centers? Then we want to hear from you!


What do we offer you as a Direct English Master Licensee?

1.International Curriculum

The complete know-how and curriculum to run our Direct English system successfully - a program which is already being delivered to hundreds of thousands of students worldwide every year.

2.115 years of heritage

First-class training, marketing and business development support including a bespoke in-country training program delivered by our Training team from the UK.

3.A Dedicated Business Development Senior

A dedicated Business Development Senior Manager, on hand to support you from day one, with launching your first center, teacher recruitment and retention, sales conversion strategies and network development to name just a few areas of expertise you’ll have at your fingertips

4.Exclusive access to partners'online portal

Access to Teacher Manuals, Marketing and Operational Manuals and center design and marketing artwork from our partner-only Extranet (Partners'online portal)

5.Official Launch and ongoing event support

First-class strategic and operational marketing and PR support on topics including event management, digital marketing and franchisee recruitment.

6.Direct English Live! product included

What’s more, new for 2018 we have a brand new online platform, Direct English Live for our Master Licensees and their students to benefit from.

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Who is Linguaphone Group?

The Linguaphone Group is a global English language training provider, with over 115 years of experience, successfully delivering our Direct English and Pingu’s English programs across Middle East, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Direct English is our comprehensive nine-level international English language training system, designed to help students to develop proficiency in the English language, whatever their level.  What’s more, it’ll help students prepare for the BULATS, IELTS and TOEFL exams, as well as help companies develop their employee’s English language skills.


We’re looking to appoint an ambitious Master Franchisee to develop Direct English across Myanmar under exclusive license. You’ll have the rights to open corporately owned and franchised centers, as well as deliver Direct English through your own institutions and networks – there’s a range of flexible business models open to you.
We offer comprehensive in-country training, as well as first-class business and marketing support, as well all the ongoing advice you’d expect from a global Master Franchisor such as the Linguaphone Group.
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    In-country training programs

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    Dedicated Business Development Manager

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    First class marketing and PR support

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    Comprehensive Management Manuals

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    Partner-only Partner Online Platform and new Learning Management System

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    Exclusivity for the Burma Market

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    Globally recognised brand


Direct English Live! Online Platform

Direct English focuses on developing full confidence in speaking, writing, understanding and reading English and is completely tailored around student’s abilities and goals. The student progresses at their own pace and the program can be adapted to fit around their own work and lifestyle commitments.

And what’s more, we’re shortly upgrading our blended learning model by introducing Direct English Live! – our brand new powerful online platform and Learning Management System for students and partners alike. Offering a completely learner-centric user experience, through our unique Learning Cloud learning platform, Direct English Live will allow our students to access the program remotely, as well as enable staff to track and monitor students’ progress throughout their time with us. There are also brand new social community tools to encourage student interaction with others, as well as interactive resources to support more effective classroom management. Read more here>>


Listen to one Entrepreneur who choose to partner with us

Direct English franchise Partners World Map

  • Tylos Human Development
  • Office 72 , 4th Flr, Bldg 683,
  • Road 2811, Block 428 Seef District – T J Tower

Tel: +973 17626484

Fax: +973 17626494


  • Tylos Human Development
  • Office 72 , 4th Flr, Bldg 683,
  • Road 2811, Block 428 Seef District – T J Tower

Tel: +973 17626484

Fax: +973 17626494


  • 27 Tvardishki prohod Street
  • 1404 Sofia
  • Bulgaria

Tel: +359 (0)88 71 444 71

Tel/Fax: + 359 (0)2 963 55 33



  • Arabian Company for Development
  • and Project Management
  • 117 Ahmed Shawky Street,
  • Mohamed Mahfouz Tram Station
  • Roushdy, Alexandria,
  • Egypt

Tel: +20 3 54 27 420

Fax: +20 3 52 24 114



  • 6 – 8 MacCurtain Street
  • Cork City
  • Ireland

Tel: +353(0)214553864



  • English Learning Group Pvt Ltd.
  • G-4, Melstar House
  • Crossroad ‘A’, MIDC
  • Andheri East
  • Mumbai- 400093
  • India

Tel: 02245066464

  • PT. Impact Teaching Center,
  • Plaza Sentral 17th Floor,
  • Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 47,
  • Jakarta 12930, Indonesia

Tel: 6221 570 5105



  • Tatweer Academy
  • Aljubaila District
  • Basra, Iraq,

Tel: +964 782 266 4440


  • Linguaphone Japan Limited
  • Nishi-Shinjuku trefoil Building 9F
  • Shinjuku,
  • Tokyo 160-0023 1-5-11
  • Japan

Tel: 0120 965 680


  • Al-Khaleej Training & Education Company
  • Olya Main Street
  • Behind Jareer Bookstore
  • PO Box 295300
  • Riyadh 11351
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Tel: +966 1 462 3260


  • Expression Institute for PrivateTraining
  • Dasman Complex
  • Block 3, 1st Floor
  • Sharq Area, PO Box 303
  • Dasman 15454
  • Kuwait

Tel: (00965) 222-40-177


  • Professional Learning Center
  • 1st & 2nd Floor, PLC Building,
  • Amaret Shalhoub, Zalka Highway,
  • Beirut,
  • Lebanon.
  • P.O.Box: 60-466

Tel: +9611888155

Fax: +9611888464



  • Melewar Learning Resources Sdn Bhd,
  • Suite 8-12 A- 1A ,
  • Level 12 A, Menara Olympia,
  • No 8, Jalan Raja Chulan
  • 50200 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-2070 1800

Fax: 03-2070 1900



  • Direct English Morocco IETS (SARL)
  • Immeuble Dahir Fatima
  • Route d’essaouira
  • 1er Etage
  • 1er Etage
  • 40000 Marrakech
  • Morocco


Telephone: 00 212 (0)656574339

Mobile: 00 44 7830711199

  • Sultanate of Oman
  • Muscat, Mawaleh
  • Al Duqum Training Institute
  • 108, First Floor, Al Jus House

Tel: +968-24522300

GSM: +968 9380 0461

Fax: +968-24522133

  • Advance Station
  • Rua Nossa Senhora de Fátima 432
  • Porto 4050-426
  • Portugal

Tel: +351 226 083 500



  • Expression English Training Center
  • Salwa Road, after Qatar Decoration Roundabout
  • Next to Nasser Bin Khaled (Mercedes) Company

Tel: +974 44666602

Fax: +974 44664460



Melewar Learning Resources Sdn Bhd

  • English Learning Group Ltd
  • Suite A, Level 17, Menara Park,
  • Block D, Megan Avenue II
  • No 12, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng,
  • 50450, Kuala Lumpur
  • Malaysia

Tel: +603 2144 2501



  • c/o English Learning Group (SAARC) Ltd
  • 33, Dr Giriappa Road,
  • T Nagar,
  • Chennai 600 017
  • India

Tel: +91 44 3006 4650

Tel: +91 98406 40505



  • Direct English Sudan Head Office
  • Block No. 68 Building No.90,
  • Obaied khatim st.
  • Arkaweet
  • Khartoum
  • Sudan







  • PO Box 37022
  • Business Center Building, 2nd Floor
  • Suite 204, Khalid Bin Walid Street
  • Dubai
  • United Arab Emirates

Tel: +971 4 396 6686


Tel: +971 2 626 6006



Location: 412 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai (Level 5A)

Tel. : +84 8668 70887 (Hotline), (English & Vietnamese Speaking)

Tel. : +84 8665 33178 (Management), (English Speaking only)



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