Sunday, December 11, 2016

Talking about Guyana

Today I had an opportunity to speak with English teacher Mike from Guyana in online school Guyana is a small country in the South America with a tropical climate. It is a rainy season there now and it will continue up to February.

Guyana is a very diverse country. Guyanese people is made up of six main ethnic groups: Amerindians, Africans, Indians, Europeans, Portuguese and Chinese. Ninety percent of the inhabitants live on the narrow coastal plain. Most of the territory of Guyana covered by forest.

It is a developing country. Tourism, agriculture, and mining are Guyana's most important economic activities. Producing sugar and rice are a very important business there.

Tourists come mostly from the USA. The teacher called as the main tourist sighting Kaieteur Falls.
(Kaieteur Falls is the world's highest single drop waterfall, located on the Potaro River in the Kaieteur National Park, in Essequibo, Guyana. Its location is in the Amazon forest. It is 2 meters high. Wikipedia)
Wild life is one of the most attractive thing for tourists.

The capital city is Georgetown.
English is an official language in Guyana. People use the dialect which is called Creole English. It is a mixture of East Indian language and English.
(An English-based creole language (often shortened to English creole) is a creole language derived from the English language – i.e. for which English is the lexifier. Most English creoles were formed in British colonies. Wikipedia)

Guyana celebrated 50 anniversary of independence from Britain this year.

Education free up to secondary education (when students reach the age 18 years old). Tertiary education is organized by CARICOM. It is not free but with students loans it is affordable.

( Established in 1973, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is an organization of fifteen Caribbean nations and dependencies. CARICOM's main purposes are to promote economic integration and cooperation among its members. The secretariat headquarters is based in Georgetown, Guyana. Wikipedia)

(Tertiary education, also referred to as third stage, third level, and post-secondary education, is the educational level following the completion of a school providing a secondary education. The World Bank, for example, defines tertiary education as including universities as well as institutions. Wikipedia)

Here are two links to the additional resources about Guyana:

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