The online English education industry is expected to grow higher as non-English speaking nationals stay home due to the coronavirus disease COVID-19 epidemic.
There are approximately 100 ESL online and offline schools operating in Cebu, making the province the capital for ESL in the Philippines, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT-7)
Aside from the regular ESL students from Korea and Japan, Cebu is also increasing in popularity among Taiwanese, Chinese as their ESL destination.
Since at the beginning of this year the coronavirus took hold in China and forced schools and offices to shut down, thousands of Filipino teachers cash on overtime as grade school kids and professionals in China, Japan and beyond turn lockdowns into opportunities to improve their English.
The Philippines is one of only a few countries in Asia that can combine inexpensive e-learning with a wide range of teachers and good English skills to satisfy the demand for internet language classes in Asia.
Many online ESL teachers in the Philippines especially Cebu typically work from home, which has insulated them from the enhance community quarantine measures.
This will also provide opportunities for Filipinos, particularly Cebuanos to find sideline jobs while on enhance community quarantine (ECQ), said Colliers International Philippines head for research Joey Roi H. Bondoc.
“The demand from ESL is likely to expand especially with the travel restrictions. Previously, students from China and Korea go to Cebu to undergo intensive ESL training. Now, the online training is likely to be expanded, hence more ESL tutors are likely to be hired and this should result in a greater take up of office space,” he said.
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