Online English-teaching platform 51Talk is looking to hire 100,000 Filipinos in the next five years to meet growing demand in the Chinese market. It currently employs 18,000 online English teachers, of which 16,000 are Filipino.
The aim is to encourage the next generation of Filipino leaders who have shown strong academic and professional abilities to develop their expertise by studying and carrying out research work in France.
The Philippines' Commission on Higher Education has used the recent ASEAN Summit to forge ahead with its ambitions to increase higher education recognition across the region and bolster the country's global education partnerships.
English language teaching is no longer the preserve of solely English speaking countries. As new destinations emerge, they face significant hurdles - quality assurance, limited state support - but are nonetheless leveraging their strengths to bring in students. Beckie Smith discovers how.