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 - of a large team comprising of 15 experienced EFL teachers, a Senior Teacher, a Director of Studies, and a supporting team of 4 managers working in...
Publ.Date : Tue, 30 Jan 2018 05:30:17 GMT
Director of Studies
East Timor - courses based on student and teacher feedback Support the Client Manager in advising potential customers on EFL curriculum options, and represent... and promote the school favourably with a variety of stakeholders on academic matters Assist the Senior Teacher and management team in supporting...
Publ.Date : Sun, 04 Feb 2018 03:10:27 GMT
Timor-Leste: Visiting The Forgotten Jewel Of Southeast Asia
I was very impressed with the active participation of students during the Q&A session despite lack of proficiency in the English language ... and alluring beauty, Timor-Leste is truly a forgotten jewel of Southeast Asia.
Publ.Date : Thu, 08 Feb 2018 11:03:00 GMT
Educating the community ? and the world ? about the joys of sex
??Teach what you most need to learn ... Dr Kirkman?s personal mission to improve people?s sex lives recently saw her travel to Timor-Leste, consulting the country?s sexual education curriculum on behalf of the United Nations.
Publ.Date : Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:47:00 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
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
History curriculum perpetuates East Timor myths
Although I applaud the inclusion of two mentions of East Timor in the ... Secondary Modern History Curriculum, I believe that the history of the relationship between Australia and Timor-Leste is not sufficiently represented. Any teacher wanting to teach ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 08 Jul 2012 17:00:00 GMT
International partners help to reduce poverty in Timor-Leste
ALTHOUGH she has visited other developing countries, it is Timor-Leste that has really stolen the heart ... She sat in on classes where English was taught and where teachers were being trained as part of group of eight travelling around in a troop carrier ...
Publ.Date : Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:45:00 GMT
E Timor civil society on skid row: President
?The State of Timor-Leste is far too centralised ... along with English and Portuguese. ?It has to be taught in the school as an option. Junior and senior high school should teach Bahasa Indonesia. How many families can afford to send kids to ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 11 Mar 2016 05:00:00 GMT
Partnership broadens opportunities for Timor-Leste Defence graduates
Cornel Falur said he was proud of the graduates, who on their return to Timor-Leste would continue to study, become English teachers or work within the English Language Program of the F-FDTL, which prepares soldiers to attend CDU. The program is funded ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 23 Aug 2011 17:00:00 GMT
Crocodiles, chicken and rice: Pat Handcock\'s time in East Timor
On her visit, Handcock's wife didn't waste any time either, volunteering as an English teacher and immersing herself in the ... thing that you learn when you're working in places like Timor Leste, you have to learn a lot about context.
Publ.Date : Fri, 06 Jan 2017 22:54:16 GMT