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CELTA Courses in Saudi Arabia
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 Saudi Arabia, 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 Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia more enjoyable and rewarding.
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Country Information - Saudi Arabia
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
National name: Al-Mamlaka al-'Arabiya as-Sa'udiya
Sovereign: King Fahd bin 'Abdulaziz (1982)
Area: 756,981 sq mi (1,960,582 sq km)
Population (2005 est.): 26,417,599 (growth rate: 2.3%); birth rate: 29.6/1000; infant mortality rate: 13.2/1000; life expectancy: 75.5; density per sq mi: 35
Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Riyadh, 3,724,100
Other large cities: Jeddah, 2,745,000; Makkah (Mecca), 1,614,800
Monetary unit: Riyal
Ethnicity/race: Arab 90%, Afro-Asian 10%
Religion: Islam 100%
Literacy rate: 79% (2003 est.)
Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2004 est.): $310.2 billion; per capita $12,000. Real growth rate: 5%. Inflation: 0.8%. Unemployment: 25% (unofficial estimate). Arable land: 2%. Agriculture : wheat, barley, tomatoes, melons, dates, citrus; mutton, chickens, eggs, milk. Labor force: 6.62 million; note: 35% of the population in the 15-64 age group is non-national; agriculture 12%, industry 25%, services 63% (1999 est.). Industries: crude oil production, petroleum refining, basic petrochemicals, cement, construction, fertilizer, plastics. Natural resources: petroleum, natural gas, iron ore, gold, copper. Exports: $86.53 billion (f.o.b., 2003 est.): petroleum and petroleum products 90%. Imports: $30.38 billion (f.o.b., 2003 est.): machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, chemicals, motor vehicles, textiles. Major trading partners: U.S., Japan, South Korea, Singapore, China, Germany, UK, France, Italy.
Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 3.9 million (2002 est.); mobile cellular: 2.9 million (2002 est.). Radio broadcast stations: AM 43, FM 31, shortwave 2 (1998). Radios: 6.25 million (1997). Television broadcast stations: 117 (1997). Televisions: 5.1 million (1997). Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 22 (2003). Internet users: 1.453 million (2002).
Transportation: Railways: total: 1,392 km (2002). Highways: total: 151,470 km; paved: 45,592 km; unpaved: 105,878 km (1999). Ports and harbors: Ad Dammam, Al Jubayl, Duba, Jiddah, Jizan, Rabigh, Ra's al Khafji, Mishab, Ras Tanura, Yanbu' al Bahr, Madinat Yanbu' al Sinaiyah. Airports: 209 (2002).
International disputes: nomadic groups on border region with Yemen resist demarcation of boundary; Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have been negotiating a long-contested maritime boundary with Iran; because the treaties have not been made public, the exact alignment of the boundary with the UAE is still unknown and labeled approximate.