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 00:24:28 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
Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 Seabees Complete First Joint Project of 2017 Deployment
To the Seabees, the project is more than just construction; it has allowed them to work alongside their ROK Navy counterparts, learn different techniques and ways of construction and teach their ... Republic of Korea Timor Leste and Micronesia.
Publ.Date : Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:50:00 GMT
World Bankers bearing gifts
it deserves little credit for Timor-Leste's progress. When Indonesia was at last forced to give in to overwhelming demands for the independence of its then-province of East Timor, the bank moved in quickly to offer assistance. It has been assisting every ...
Publ.Date : Sat, 23 Apr 2011 01:25:30 GMT
Why Should Timor-Leste Turn To Portugal?
Although few speak Portuguese, many cannot speak English either, despite it being portrayed ... 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 Indonesian ...
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
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 : Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:24:38 GMT