The number of Taiwanese nationals traveling to the Philippines to study English has experienced a surge in the last five years, growing to a current 10,000 people per year, according to the Global Career Development Association (GCDA).
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THE Department of Tourism is seeking to attract more Koreans to get their English as a Second-Language (ESL) training in the Philippines.
Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo said Philippine ESL is one of the highly-demanded programs worldwide catering to Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese, and Koreans, citing the country’s position as the world’s third largest English-speaking nation.
Cebu is seen to be in a good spot as the Department of Tourism (DOT) seeks to attract more Koreans to come to the Philippines to get their English as Second Language (ESL) training.
Alice Queblatin, president of the Cebu Association of Tour Operation Specialists (Catos), said the presence of direct flights from Korea to Cebu is one major advantage for the island province.
The Department of Tourism (DOT)7 is positioning Cebu as a key English as a second language (ESL) destination for Japanese tourists, an official said.
DOT7 Director Rowena Montecillo said the agency is targeting the Japanese market for ESL, with the opening of more direct flights between Cebu and key cities in Japan.