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 country’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.
International consultant - Communication for Development (Education and Parenting Education), Dili, Timor-Leste
Dili, Dili - schools as way to empower children. This is complemented by activities aimed at mobilizing community and Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs...
Publ.Date : Fri, 04 May 2018 22:40:10 GMT
NT exporting English to East Timor as investment in future
"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," she said.
Publ.Date : Sun, 19 Jun 2016 19:47:00 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 : Fri, 20 Apr 2012 08:05:00 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
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
Class Notes, 2000?2017
Tina is a substitute teacher and music librarian for the Arrow Academy of ... is a political and economic research analyst for the Australian Embassy in Dili, Timor-Leste. Anna (Derdzinski) Banks is an accountant at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in Des Moines ...
Publ.Date : Mon, 02 Oct 2017 05:02:00 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 22:54:00 GMT
Poppies Raise Money For Timor-Leste Orphans
Remembrance Day 2010 has brought smiles to the faces of children thanks to the contributions of New Zealand and Australian troops serving in Timor-Leste. At the International ... They also teach them English and attend our events. It is such a good way ...
Publ.Date : Sun, 14 Nov 2010 18:08:00 GMT
Australia received East Timor \'hit list\' before Indonesian invasion
Under the cover of "progressive" teachers they were able to communize ... target pro-independence groups and individuals in East Timor after the invasion. That was also the conclusion of the Timor-Leste Commission for Reception, Truth and Reconciliation ...
Publ.Date : Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:13:00 GMT
Timor-Leste Finally Has a Government. Now What?
After nearly a year of political deadlock resulting from a minority government, and a divisive political campaign, Timor-Leste is set to have a stable ... to improve the basic supporting infrastructure. Teacher training is widely regarded as a critical ...
Publ.Date : Tue, 15 May 2018 10:29:00 GMT