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CELTA Courses in Malaysia
A CELTA Course is a four to eight week course that basically teaches you how to teach. While a CELTA Course is not always essential if you want to teach in Malaysia, it is suggested as most of the higher paying jobs will require a CELTA Certificate. A CELTA Certificate is not always required, however, if you do have a CELTA under your belt you will find that there are many more opportunities for you in Malaysia and worldwide.
Having a CELTA Certificate shows your employer that you know how to teach and are dedicated. It also gives you the confidence needed to go into a classroom and teach to you best ability making your teaching life in Malaysia more enjoyable and rewarding.
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Country Information - Malaysia
Head of State: King Syed Sirajuddin Syed Putra Jamalullail
Prime Minister: Abdullah Badawi (2003)
Area: 127,316 sq mi (329,750 sq km)
Population (2005 est.): 23,953,136 (growth rate: 1.8%); birth rate: 23.1/1000; infant mortality rate: 17.7/1000; life expectancy: 72.2; density per sq mi: 188
Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Kuala Lumpur, 3,688,200 (metro. area), 1,403,400
Other large cities: Kelang, 683,200; Johor Bharu, 682,100
Monetary unit: Ringgit
Languages: Bahasa Melayu (Malay, official), English, Chinese dialects (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai; several indigenous languages (including Iban, Kadazan) in East Malaysia
Ethnicity/race: Malay and other indigenous 58%, Chinese 24%, Indian 8%, others 10% (2000)
Religions: Muslim, Buddhist, Daoist, Hindu, Christian, Sikh; Shamanism (East Malaysia)
Literacy rate: 89% (2003 est.)
Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2004 est.): $229.3 billion; per capita $9,700. Real growth rate: 7.1%. Inflation: 1.3%. Unemployment: 3%. Arable land: 5%. Agriculture: Peninsular Malaysia-rubber, palm oil, cocoa, rice; Sabah-subsistence crops, rubber, timber, coconuts, rice; Sarawak-rubber, pepper; timber. Labor force: 10.49 million; local trade and tourism 28%, manufacturing 27%, agriculture, forestry, and fisheries 16%, services 10%, government 10%, construction 9% (2000 est.). Industries: Peninsular Malaysia-rubber and oil palm processing and manufacturing, light manufacturing industry, electronics, tin mining and smelting, logging and processing timber; Sabah-logging, petroleum production; Sarawak-agriculture processing, petroleum production and refining, logging. Natural resources: tin, petroleum, timber, copper, iron ore, natural gas, bauxite. Exports: $98.4 billion (f.o.b., 2003 est.): electronic equipment, petroleum and liquefied natural gas, wood and wood products, palm oil, rubber, textiles, chemicals. Imports: $74.4 billion (f.o.b., 2003 est.): electronics, machinery, petroleum products, plastics, vehicles, iron and steel products, chemicals. Major trading partners: U.S., Singapore, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan.
Member of Commonwealth of Nations
Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 4.6 million (2000); mobile cellular: 5 million (2000). Radio broadcast stations: AM 35, FM 391, shortwave 15 (2001). Radios: 10.9 million (1999). Television broadcast stations: 1 (plus 15 high-power repeaters) (2001). Televisions: 10.8 million (1999). Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 7 (2000). Internet users: 5.7 million (2002).
Transportation: Railways: total: 2,418 km (2002). Highways: total: 65,877 km; paved: 49,935 km (including 1,192 km of expressways); unpaved: 15,942 km (1999). Waterways: 7,296 km (Peninsular Malaysia 3,209 km, Sabah 1,569 km, Sarawak 2,518 km). Ports and harbors: Bintulu, Kota Kinabalu, Kuantan, Kuching, Kudat, Labuan, Lahad Datu, Lumut, Miri, Pasir Gudang, Penang, Port Dickson, Port Kelang, Sandakan, Sibu, Tanjung Berhala, Tanjung Kidurong, Tawau. Airports: 114 (2002).
International disputes: involved in complex dispute over Spratly Islands with China, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam and possibly Brunei; claimants in November 2002 signed the "Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea," a mechanism to ease tension but which fell short of a legally binding "code of conduct"; disputes over deliveries of fresh water to Singapore, Singapore's land reclamation on Johor, maritime boundaries, and Singapore-occupied Pedra Branca Island/Pulau Batu Putih persist-parties agree to ICJ arbitration on island dispute within three years; ICJ awarded Ligitan and Sipadan islands off the coast of Sabah, also claimed by Indonesia and Philippines, to Malaysia; a small section of the Malaysia-Thailand boundary in the Kolok River remains in dispute.