The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Language Skills Institutes (LSIs) has announced that it needs teachers and trainers for the following languages: Arabic, Korean, English, Mandarin Chinese, German, Mandarin Taiwanese, Italian, Spanish, Japanese and Bahasa Indonesia.

In a memo, TESDA Director General, Secretary Guiling “Gene” A. Mamondiong instructed all Regional Directors, Executive Director of the National Institute for Technical Education and Skills Development (NITESD) and National/Regional Language Skills Institutes (N/RLSIs) to revive the Language Skills Institutes of the agency.

Mamondiong cited the importance of the work-based language and culture programs which serve as a conduit between students and job-ready workers to enhance their competitiveness in addition to the qualifications they possess as required by the industry/employer in local and international markets.

The N/RLSIs is tasked to offer language and culture programs based on the most frequented countries of destination of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in their areas, as well as countries with existing “government-to-government” agreement to the Philippines.

“In this regard, all the Regional Directors and TTI (TESDA Technology Institution) administrators where the N/RLSIs are located shall determine the appropriate foreign language and culture offerings in their respective areas based on geographical needs and demands, available resources, capabilities and facilities,” Mamondiong said.

At present, TESDA has 37 N/RLSIs nationwide.

Qualifications for interested applicants: bachelor’s degree holder; one-year experience in teaching language; TESDA Trainers Methodology Level 1 Certification; computer literate with background in Microsoft application like PowerPoint Word, and Excel; with good oral and written communication skills; good coaching/facilitation skills; fluent in English and in their native/local dialect; with A1 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) or equivalent of language proficiency; and expats with work visa status.

Interested applicants may submit their Application Letter and Curriculum Vitae/Recent Bio-data to the administrator of TESDA in areas where they are most convenient to apply or send it through email at

Also, TESDA will create a pool of qualified language trainers for its 37 LSI through the Language and Cultural Training of Trainers.

The requirements for the trainees: Filipino citizen; Bachelor’s Degree Holder; one year experience in teaching language; commits to become a trainer in one of 10 languages; must commit to complete the TESDA Training of Trainers program; good moral character; and fluent in English and native/local dialect.

Interested applicants may contact and submit the requirements to the TESDA administrator in areas where they are most convenient.

TESDA will also provide scholarship for the language proficiency exam after they have completed their training.