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CELTA Courses in Egypt
A CELTA Course is a four to eight week course that basically teaches you how to teach. While a CELTA Course is not always essential if you want to teach in Egypt, it is suggested as most of the higher paying jobs will require a CELTA Certificate. A CELTA Certificate is not always required, however, if you do have a CELTA under your belt you will find that there are many more opportunities for you in Egypt and worldwide.
Having a CELTA Certificate shows your employer that you know how to teach and are dedicated. It also gives you the confidence needed to go into a classroom and teach to you best ability making your teaching life in Egypt more enjoyable and rewarding.
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Country Information - Egypt
Arab Republic of Egypt
President: Hosni Mubarak (1981)
Prime Minister: Ahmed Nazif (2004)
Area: 386,660 sq mi (1,001,450 sq km)
Population (2005 est.): 77,505,756 (growth rate: 1.8%); birth rate: 23.3/1000; infant mortality rate: 32.6/1000; life expectancy: 71.0; density per sq mi: 200
Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Cairo, 15,892,400 (metro. area), 7,937,700 (city proper)
Other large cities: Alexandria, 3,891,000; Giza, 2,597,600 (part of Cairo metro. area); Shubra el Khema, 1,018,000 (part of Cairo metro. area); El Mahalla el Kubra, 462,300
Monetary unit: Egyptian pound
Language: Arabic (official), English and French widely understood by educated classes
Ethnicity/race: Eastern Hamitic stock (Egyptians, Bedouins, and Berbers) 99%, Greek, Nubian, Armenian, other European (primarily Italian and French) 1%
Religions: Islam (mostly Sunni) 94%, Coptic Christian and other 6%
Literacy rate: 58% (2003 est.)
Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2004 est.): $316.3 billion; per capita $4,200. Real growth rate: 4.5%. Inflation: 9.5%. Unemployment: 10.9%. Arable land: 3%. Agriculture: cotton, rice, corn, wheat, beans, fruits, vegetables; cattle, water buffalo, sheep, goats. Labor force: 20.71 million; agriculture 29%, industry 22%, services 49% (2000 est.). Industries: textiles, food processing, tourism, chemicals, hydrocarbons, construction, cement, metals. Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, phosphates, manganese, limestone, gypsum, talc, asbestos, lead, zinc. Exports: $8.759 billion (f.o.b., 2003 est.): crude oil and petroleum products, cotton, textiles, metal products, chemicals. Imports: $14.75 billion (f.o.b., 2003 est.): machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, chemicals, wood products, fuels. Major trading partners: U.S., Italy, UK, Germany, France, China.
Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 3,971,500 (Dec. 1998); mobile cellular: 380,000 (1999). Radio broadcast stations: AM 42 (plus 15 repeater stations), FM 14, shortwave 3 (1999). Radios: 20.5 million (1997). Television broadcast stations: 98 (Sept. 1995). Televisions: 7.7 million (1997). Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 50 (2000). Internet users: 600,000 (2002).
Transportation: Railways: total: 5,105 km (2002). Highways: total: 64,000 km; paved: 49,984 km; unpaved: 14,016 km (1999 est.). Waterways: 3,500 km (including the Nile, Lake Nasser, Alexandria-Cairo Waterway, and numerous smaller canals in the delta); Suez Canal, 193.5 km (including approaches), used by oceangoing vessels drawing up to 16.1 m of water. Ports and harbors: Alexandria, Al Ghardaqah, Aswan, Asyut, Bur Safajah, Damietta, Marsa Matruh, Port Said, Suez.. Airports: 89 (2002).
International disputes: Egypt and Sudan retain claims to administer the triangular areas that extend north and south of the 1899 Treaty boundary along the 22nd Parallel, but have withdrawn their military presence-Egypt is economically developing the "Hala'ib triangle" north of the Treaty line.