Santiago, Chile (PRWEB) July 18, 2005
Chilean schools and universities are eager to host native English speakers into the country to assist in English instruction. TeachingChile (http://www.TeachingChile.com), a U.S. company that is managed, staffed, and operated from Santiago, Chile, is assisting the effort, recruiting interested participants from the U.S., Canada, Britain, Australia, and New Zealand.
ChileÂs export-driven economy is premised on strong international trade relations, where a command of the English language is a must.
However, only 5 percent of Chilean students possess a reasonable English language speaking ability, according to the University of Cambridge English Exam results for ChileÂs first and secondary school students, which was released on Friday, July 1. http://www.teachingchile.com/pdf/five_percent.pdf
In an effort to further establish Chile as an economic leader, ChileÂs President, Ricardo Lagos, has stated that the country must have a better working knowledge of English if it intends to be more competitive. ChileÂs Minister of Education, Sergio Bitar, has reiterated that point, ÂEducation is the wealth of Chile and English opens doors to increase that wealth.Â
TeachingChile provides native English speakers worthwhile teaching placements with a monthly stipend sufficient to cover basic living costs at the local standard of living, assistance with finding lodging with a host family, in-country coordinators to provide support and services during the participantÂs stay, a two-week in-country orientation and training, a pre-paid insurance package that includes health and accident coverage, a one-year subscription to an English-language Chilean newspaper, and pre-departure information to ensure participants are prepared for the trip including visa advice and other recommendations to be sure they are properly equipped.
ÂFor years DuocUC has integrated native English speakers into our English program,Â stated Philip Cary, Director of English Programs at DuocUC. ÂTeachingChile allows us to expand and improve our English program, reaching a broader audience of students,Â Cary added. DuocUC is a four-year professional institute with over 13,000 students in the English program in nine campuses throughout Chile.
For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release, contact Bruce Thompson or visit http://www.TeachingChile.com
TeachingChile is a U.S. company that is managed, staffed, and operated from an office in Santiago, Chile. The companyÂs charter is to help advance English in Chile by recruiting qualified native-English speakers to teach or assist in teaching English in ChileÂs schools and universities for one or two semesters (for five or ten months).
TeachingChile does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or national origin.
Bruce Thompson, Managing Director
1-720-221-3831 (U.S. telephone)
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