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CELTA Courses in Georgia
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 Georgia, 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 Georgia 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 Georgia more enjoyable and rewarding.
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Country Information - Georgia
National Name: Sakartvelo
President: Mikhail Saakashvili (2004)
Prime Minister: Zurab Nogaideli (2005)
Minister of State: Avtandil Jorbenadze (2001)
Area: 26,911 sq mi (69,700 sq km)
Population (2005 est.): 4,677,401 (growth rate: -0.4%); birth rate: 10.2/1000; infant mortality rate: 18.6/1000; life expectancy: 75.9; density per sq mi: 174
Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Tbilisi, 1,440,000 (metro. area), 1,240,200 (city proper)
Other large cities: Kutaisi, 268,800; Batoumi, 145,400; and Sokhumi, 110,300
Monetary unit: Lari
Languages: Georgian 71% (official), Russian 9%, Armenian 7%, Azerbaijani 6%, other 7% (Abkhaz is the official language in Abkhazia)
Ethnicity/race: Georgian 70.1%, Armenian 8.1%, Russian 6.3%, Azeri 5.7%, Ossetian 3%, Abkhaz 1.8%, other 5%
Religions: Georgian Orthodox 65%, Islam 11%, Russian Orthodox 10%, Armenian Orthodox 8%, unknown 6%
Literacy rate: 99% (1999 est.)
Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2004 est.): $14.45 billion; per capita $3,100. Real growth rate: 9.5%. Inflation: 5.5%. Unemployment: 17% (2001 est.). Arable land: 11%. Agriculture: citrus, grapes, tea, hazlenuts, vegetables; livestock. Labor force: 2.1 million (2001 est.); industry 20%, agriculture 40%, services 40% (1999 est.). Industries: steel, aircraft, machine tools, electrical appliances, mining (manganese and copper), chemicals, wood products, wine. Natural resources: forests, hydropower, manganese deposits, iron ore, copper, minor coal and oil deposits; coastal climate and soils allow for important tea and citrus growth. Exports: $615 million (2003 est.): scrap metal, machinery, chemicals; fuel reexports; citrus fruits, tea, wine. Imports: $1.25 billion (2003 est.): fuels, machinery and parts, transport equipment, grain and other foods, pharmaceuticals. Major trading partners: Turkey, Italy, Russia, Greece, Netherlands, Spain, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, U.S., Germany, Bulgaria, Romania, France.
Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 620,000 (1997); mobile cellular: 185,500 (2000). Radio broadcast stations: AM 7, FM 12, shortwave 4 (1998). Radios: 3.02 million (1997). Television broadcast stations: 12 (plus repeaters) (1998). Televisions: 2.57 million (1997). Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 6 (2000). Internet users: 25,000 (2002).
Transportation: Railways: total: 1,612 km (2002). Highways: total: 20,362 km; paved: 19,038 km; unpaved: 1,325 km (2000). Ports and harbors: Bat'umi, P'ot'i, Sokhumi. Airports: 40 (2002).
International disputes: boundary with Russia has been largely delimited, but not demarcated with several small, strategic segments remaining in dispute and OSCE observers monitoring volatile areas such as the Pankisi Gorge in the Akhmeti region and the Argun Gorge in Abkhazia; Meshkheti Turks scattered throughout the former Soviet Union seek to return to Georgia; ethnic Armenian groups in Javakheti region of Georgia seek greater autonomy, closer ties with Armenia.