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CELTA Courses in The Philippines

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 The Philippines, 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 The Philippines 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 The Philippines more enjoyable and rewarding.

If you have something that you would like to contribute then please contact us. There is a severe lack of information on the internet about CELTA Courses in The Philippines so please help us to help other TEFL teachers by contributing.

Country Information - The Philippines

Republic of the Philippines

National name: Republika ng Pilipinas

President: Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (2001)

Area: 115,830 sq mi (300,000 sq km)

Population (2005 est.): 87,857,473 (growth rate: 1.8%); birth rate: 25.3/1000; infant mortality rate: 23.5/1000; life expectancy: 69.9; density per sq mi: 759

Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Manila, 13,790,900 (metro. area), 10,232,900 (city proper)

Other large cities: Quezon City (2000 est.), 1,669,776 (part of Manila metro. area); Cebu (2003 est.), 761,900

Monetary unit: Peso

Languages: Filipino (based on Tagalog), English (both official); eight major dialects: Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Hiligaynon or Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Pampango, and Pangasinense

Ethnicity/race: Christian Malay 91.5%, Muslim Malay 4%, Chinese 1.5%, other 3%

Religions: Roman Catholic 83%, Protestant 9%, Islam 5%, Buddhist and other 3%

Literacy rate: 96% (2003 est.)

Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2004 est.): $430.6 billion; per capita $5,000. Real growth rate: 5.9%. Inflation: 5.5%. Unemployment: 11.7%. Arable land: 19%. Agriculture: rice, coconuts, corn, sugarcane, bananas, pineapples, mangoes; pork, eggs, beef; fish. Labor force: 35.86 million; agriculture 45%, industry 15%, services 40% (2003 est.). Industries: textiles, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, wood products, food processing, electronics assembly, petroleum refining, fishing. Natural resources: timber, petroleum, nickel, cobalt, silver, gold, salt, copper. Exports: $34.56 billion (f.o.b., 2003 est.): electronic equipment, machinery and transport equipment, garments, coconut products, chemicals. Imports: $35.97 billion (f.o.b., 2003 est.): raw materials, machinery and equipment, fuels, chemicals. Major trading partners: U.S., Japan, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Netherlands, Germany, South Korea.

Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 6.98 million (2001); mobile cellular: 11.35 million (2001). Radio broadcast stations: AM 366, FM 290, shortwave 5 (2002). Radios: 11.5 million (1997). Television broadcast stations: 75 (2000). Televisions: 3.7 million (1997). Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 33 (2000). Internet users: 4.5 million (2002).

Transportation: Railways: total: 897 km (2002). Highways: total: 201,994 km; paved: 42,419 km; unpaved: 159,575 km (2000). Waterways: 3,219 km; limited to shallow-draft (less than 1.5 m) vessels. Ports and harbors: Batangas, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao, Guimaras Island, Iligan, Iloilo, Jolo, Legaspi, Manila, Masao, Puerto Princesa, San Fernando, Subic Bay, Zamboanga. Airports: 257 (2002).

International disputes: involved in complex dispute over Spratly Islands with China, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam and possibly Brunei; claimants in November 2002 signed the "Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea," a mechanism to ease tension but which fell short of a legally binding "code of conduct"; Sultanate of Sulu granted Philippines Government power of attorney to pursue its sovereignty claim over Malaysia's Sabah State but Malaysia rejects claim.


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