TESDA to hold language proficiency trainings for OFWs

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is eyeing to coordinate with foreign embassies to step up the language proficiency and culture training of Filipinos who wish to work abroad.

Tesda Director General Guiling Mamondiong said that the language proficiency and culture training program of the agency would help the Overseas Filipino Workers communicate easily and learn about the culture of the country they have chosen.

A recent study has shown that training on language and culture will boost the appreciation and understanding of OFWs in their workplace abroad.

“Language proficiency at the workplace enhances quality service delivery which results in increased productivity and effectiveness. Workplace-based language proficiency and knowledge of the culture of a particular country tend to promote better human relations and provides added security overseas,” Mamondiong said, in a letter addressed to the foreign embassies.

These foreign embassies in the country include:

  • Spain
  • People’s Republic of China
  • United Kingdom
  • Vietnam
  • Malaysia
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Italy
  • France
  • Russia
  • Germany

Earlier, it was reported that 52 out 59 nurses from the Philippines who were recruited to work in a hospital in the United Kingdom failed an English language exam.

Updated: October 3, 2017 — 7:18 pm

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