Cebu Eyed as English Learning Hub Destination

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Cebu Eyed as English Learning Hub Destination


CEBU CITY, (PNA) - Cebu is being eyed as the Philippines' prime destination for English learning.Organizers of an international Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) conference said positioning of Cebu as a prime destination for English learning will not only help produce English-proficient Cebuanos but spur economic activities in the island.Cebu Hub of English Language Excellence (CHELE) Vice-President Roy Lotzof said this strategy will also attract more international students to study in Cebu and at the same time serve as a venue to where the proficiency of Cebuanos for speaking English can be improved.Lotzof said demand for workers keeps rising in call centers and related outsourced service providers.CHELE oversees international students' well-being and safety while studying in Cebu.It accredits professional service providers and provides a list of professional language providers.Promoting Cebu as a global English learning hub will open job opportunities and increase spending and investments in the city, Lotzof added.CHELE and the Asian EFL (English as a Foreign Language) Journal Tuesday announced it will host the 1st Cebu International TESOL Conference on Aug. 12-15 at the Cebu International Convention Center, Cebu Doctors' University-Mandaue Campus and Benedicto College.Lotzof said the conference will showcase Cebu Province and allow international experts to examine how Cebu can better its English proficiency.

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