Normally English speaking people go to Panditarama (Shwe Taung Gon Sasana Yeiktha) or Chanmyay Yeiktha. Sayadaw U Pandita may not be in Yangon in March next year, as he normally goes to Singapore for a ten day annual retreat, then he would be in Taiwan from April to May for another annual retreat there. But Beelin Sayadaw (who is another renowned sayadaw from Mahasi tradition) may be interviewing yogis at Panditarama Forest Centre in Bago, he can speak English.
If you go to Chanmyay, you may stay at their Hmawbi center, it is more quiet as compared to Yangon center which situated next to the main road of the Kaba Aye district. They have teachers that speak English, so communication won't be a problem. There is another Mahasi center that could cater English speaking yogi, also located in Yangon, named Saddhammaransi Yeiktha. but their Sayadaw passed away in 2011, it is smaller as compared with Panditarama and Chanmyay.
For Chanmyay and Mahasi Yeiktha, foreign yogis sit at a different meditation hall from locals, while Panditarama put all men in one meditation hall.
As I notice, Panditarama's techniques slightly differ from Chanmyay in the following ways:
1. Chanmyay practices metta prior to vipassana (first few days purely metta), Panditarama sticks to vipassana alone.
2. Panditarama note in three sections during walking meditation - "left, right"; "lifting, dropping" & "lifting, pushing, dropping"; exactly 20 minutes each. Chanmyay skipped "lifting, dropping", they start with "left right" for about 15 minutes then gradually increases to three, six, seven or eleven steps accordingly, depend on teacher's instruction.
3. In walking meditation, Chanmyay would mentally note different phenomena aside from lifting, pushing, dropping when they arise, say thinking, hearing and so on. Panditarama do not make mental note to phenomena other than those appear on the foot, but ask the yogi to bring his mind back to his foot once he was distracted. Another thing is Chanmyay emphasizes the observation of intention before lifting and so on, but Panditarama does not stress too much on that, I didn't get any instructions to observe more than three steps in all my Panditarama retreats.
4. In sitting meditation, both are similar but Chanmyay has a particular rule of thumb: "knowing mental phenomena are more important than physical phenomena", they do not require yogis to stick to the abdomen if other phenomena are obvious. Panditarama doesn't have that saying and seems to stress more on concentrating to the rising and falling of the abdomen, I saw many yogis would try very hard to stick to their abdomen, though they can note other phenomena if they appear, they tend to go back after a few noting. My dhamma friends who practiced at both centers also think Panditarama stress more on concentration comparably.
5. Chanmyay's walking and sitting sessions are about equal, Panditarama's sitting sessions are more than walking, only 3-4 hours walking per day at Yangon center.
There are also some slight differences in reporting which are quite insignificant, just report as detailed and clear would do. Both centers have trained many great teachers, you may try both out to see which style suits you better. If you have the chance to meet Sayadaw U Pandita, prevent looking into his eyes or stare at him directly during conversation, he dislikes it and would consider that as not mindful, also avoid using hand gestures while speaking, he always say: "speak with your mouth, not hand." He is famous for being strict and demanding (like a warrior as described by Jack Kornfield), but his energy field is really powerful, serene and peaceful, so is Chanmyay Sayadaw.
May you have a nice journey in Burma!