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Veritas_Aequitas



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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2005 4:41 pm    Post subject: The Philippines? Reply with quote

Hello all,

I was just wondering if anyone knows of any EFL scene in the Phillippines? There is not alot of info on this country on this website.
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Veritas_Aequitas



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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 2005 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know that English is widely spoken in the Phillipines, but it is also in India and there are English teachers there...
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been_there



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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

English (as well as Tagalog) is an official language of the Philllipines.





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JosephP



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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 1:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

been_there wrote:
English (as well as Tagalog) is an official language of the Philllipines.
and the letter /l/ is extremely popular there, too!

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AsiaTraveller



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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 4:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And poor /p/ stands alone.

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junkmail



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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2005 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Veritas_Aequitas wrote:
I know that English is widely spoken in the Phillipines, but it is also in India and there are English teachers there...

Interesting point as the Phillipines are getting big into call centers at the moment, which is where the bulk of the work in India is.
It might be an idea to approach the call centers direct.
Let me know if it works out.
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Mysterious Mark



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 6:44 am    Post subject: Philippenes Reply with quote

Veritas_Aequitas wrote:
I know that English is widely spoken in the Phillipines, but it is also in India and there are English teachers there...


English is official in India, but only in certain areas/for certain purposes. English is official throughout the Philippines, and they also export ESL teachers. It would probably be easier to find work in "accent reduction" - making people sound western.

http://www.answers.com/topic/languages-of-the-philippines
http://www.answers.com/languages-of-india

http://www.gov.ph/aboutphil/consart14.asp
http://rajbhasha.nic.in/dolst_eng.htm
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Bernstable2003



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 6:34 pm    Post subject: Phils Reply with quote

Hi.

Having worked there back in 2003 i can say that it is pretty hard to find good jobs there whether in ESL-related or other fields. I consider i was lucky to work there for the British Council and had a great time but found that the local ESL scene was pretty much taken over by locals whose English is more or less native speaker standard anyway (or beyond if David Beckham is included) so is a pretty dead scene for foreign 'experts'.

Its a shame cos along with Indonesia, its prob my fave country in East Asia however as noted above the newly booming call centre industry may be worth checking out.

Good luck
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