Occupying 5,743 square miles on the eastern half of an island in the Timor Sea between Indonesia and Australia, Timor-Leste has a population of approximately 1.1 million people. Timor-Leste became independent on May 20, 2002, and is now a democratically-governed, independent nation with an elected President and Parliament. In the violence that followed Timor-Leste's 1999 independence referendum, the countryâ€™s infrastructure, never robust, was totally destroyed and has been only partially rebuilt. In April 2006, violence erupted again in and around the capital, Dili, resulting in further damage to infrastructure and setting back economic growth. Electricity, telephone and telecommunications, roads, and lodging remain unreliable, particularly outside of the capital. Timor-Leste's economy relies largely on international assistance and revenues from oil and gas production.
East Timor English Language Teachers - WEC
Christian TEFL - East Timor - Asia - South East: East Timor English Language Teachers - WEC - East Timor Teach English to adults and teenagers at WEC's Esperança project in Dili. Help the WEC team to expand the ministry to run English classes in Atabae too. WEC ref 4166a Title: English Language Teachers ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 03 Aug 2017 03:02:45 GMT
Volunteer English Teacher/Mentor ? Timor-Leste
Don Bosco Technical School in Venilale, Timor-Leste, has a student population of 250, and provides a 3-year vocational course that specialises in building construction, mechanical electrical installation and electronic communications. Don Bosco Technical ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 12 Oct 2017 21:04:00 GMT
Rare kind of entrepreneur
No doubt, FNU was able to consolidate many programs common to all the institutions, such English language and literatures ... odd that aid-flooded countries like Solomon Islands and Timor Leste have consulted Dr Chand for establishing their own universities.
Publ.Date : Wed, 11 Oct 2017 15:26:00 GMT
Jose Ramos Horta: Timor-Leste?s Language Policy: Tetum, Portuguese, Bahasa Indonesia Or English? ? OpEd
I tell them not to be provincial as the average Australian, American or Briton who can manage only English. According to Timor-Leste?s 2010 census ... availability of qualified teachers, etc. An estimated 36% of our people speak Indonesian, but in ...
Publ.Date : Thu, 19 Apr 2012 20:05:31 GMT
Ballarat Grammar students volunteer in Timor Lests
... students have had a life-changing experience in the Ainaro District of Timor Leste. The year 11 students worked alongside Teachers 4 Timor educators teaching English to final year students over five days in June. It was the first time the students had ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:51:00 GMT
NT exporting English to East Timor as investment in future
"Hopefully it will keep going," she said. "English teaching in Timor-Leste has always been a fraught thing between the Australian and Timor-Leste governments. "Congratulations to the Northern Territory government for getting it in there without a fuss ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 19 Jun 2016 07:47:00 GMT
Timor Leste\'s youth take up skills training to boost employability
Timor Leste's unemployment rate stands at 11 per cent ... He spent three years learning English, computer, basic accounting and life skills. "I was stuck. I wanted to go to university but I could not go because of the situation in my family.
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:32:18 GMT
World Bankers bearing gifts
RONALD REAGAN is supposed once to have said that the scariest words in the English language were ?I'm from the government ... That certainly seems to have been the experience of Timor-Leste, a much-put-upon country that spent more than 200 years under ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 01:25:30 GMT
Why Should Timor-Leste Turn To Portugal?
Jordan Peterson?s piece ?Should Timor-Leste Turn to Portugal?? has had the unintended effect ... and the use of Indonesian as a means of teaching Portuguese. Timor-Leste?s fledgling radio and TV services are available across the region via an ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 15 Jan 2016 16:00:00 GMT
History curriculum perpetuates East Timor myths
This month the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority completes its consultation on the draft senior secondary Australian Curriculum for English ... Australia and Timor-Leste is not sufficiently represented. Any teacher wanting to ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 08 Jul 2012 17:00:00 GMT