Philippine Department of Tourism conducts Multi-Lingual Training Program for Filipino Tour Guides

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philippine department of tourismIn consonance with its continuing program to professionalize the tour guide sector of the tourism industry, the Office of Tourism Standards of the Department of Tourism will conduct a Multi-Lingual Training Program for Tour Guides from October 12 to November 11, 2009.

The program aims to provide basic knowledge, skills and techniques needed in tour guiding to ensure the quality of service to both local and international tourist.

To qualify applicants must:

•Have finished two (2) years of a four (4) year collegiate course
•Have good moral character.
•Proficient in English and another foreign language preferably, Spanish, Russian, Italian, French, German, Mandarin, Korean and Japanese.

Pre-screening of qualified participants is scheduled as follows:

•I.Q. test October 01
•Language proficiency test October 08

Only applicants who passed the examinations shall be qualified to attend the seminar.

The seminar will run from Mondays thru Saturdays, eight (8) hours a day for twenty five (25) days.

Seminar fee is P5,000.00 per participant. Please secure from/submit to application at the Standards Development Division, Rm. 203, Department of Tourism, T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita, Manila. Deadline for submission of application is on September 28, 2009.

For inquiries, please call tel nos. (632) 5257980 / (632) 5361128 / (632) 5238411 loc. 182 and 176.

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