The Republic of the Philippines, commonly known as the Philippines, is an archipelago in Southeast Asia. The population of the Philippines has been steadily growing for many years and is the 12th most populated country in the world.
The Philippines mother tongues is Tagalog, with English as a second language. The country was colonized by Americans for almost 50 years and around 92.58% of the Philippines population speaks English. There are 73 provinces and about 80 kinds of dialects in the Philippines. Due to the diverse dialects in different regions, English was kept as a common means of communication. Even today the language is the common medium used for classes, government documents, business trade, and international communications.
The Philippines produce highly-skilled English educators. Educational institutes have strict requirements and professional certification for English teachers. Most teachers have IELTS or TOEFL teaching certificates. Philippine English teachers are known for their hard work and interesting teaching methodology. Due to the country's poor economic environment, a large number of Filipino English teachers went abroad to teach. These countries includes: Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Japan, Korea, and some countries in Middle East and Latin America. Due to their neutral English Accent, they are the preferred choice of cost-effective English instructors.
Filipinos are one of the most resilient people in the world. They always manage to be cheerful despite the economic or environmental challenges that they encounter. They also have the innate ability to show kindness and care to people around them and have a genuine concern for the welfare of others.
The Filipinos' ability to serve from their hearts makes them go an extra mile in everything that they do. This and their natural inclination to be of service to others, combined with values of integrity, honesty and resilience, make them ideal candidates for employment in any part of the world.
Due to the country's economic condition, they prefer to work overseas. In Philippines, unemployment rate was 5.7% while underemployment rate was 18.8% in 2017. Workers are required to overcome language and culture barriers to work abroad as the labor market remains tough in Philippines.
Working in China attracts many Filipino skilled-workers as:
1. Better working environment and personal career development;
2. Equally treated and respected as local people;
3. Continuously growing economy in China;
4. China is close to the Philippines.