TESDA offers 5 Foreign Language Courses, Tuition-Free

The Foreign Language Courses that you can study for Free in TESDA in 2024 are Nihongo, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, and English.

These Language Courses are offered tuition-free when you enroll in the respective Language Skills Institute and you meet certain qualifications, according to the official website of TESDA.

Learning these Foreign Languages offers a huge advantage in the workplace and during the hiring process because Employers often prefer bilingual applicants. The reason is Employers often set up businesses overseas or have international clients. Communicating in the client’s Language wins their trust which later on converts to more sales and more mutual projects.

To study Foreign Languages such as Nihongo, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, and English, go to TESDA’s Language Skills Institute near you.

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How long are the Language Courses in Tesda?

The Duration of the Language Courses in TESDA is between 100 Hours to 150 Hours depending on the Language Course that you will study. The Table below illustrates the duration of each Language Course.

Language CoursesDuration
Basic Japanese Language and Culture (Nihongo)150 hours
Basic Chinese Language and Culture (Mandarin)100 hours
Basic Spanish Language100 hours
Basic Arabic Language and Saudi / Gulf Culture100 hours
English Language Proficiency100 hours

What are the Upcoming Foreign Language Courses in TESDA

According to CNN Philippines, the upcoming foreign language courses in TESDA are Italian, French, Mandarin, and Korean.

Note: Course availability varies on each Language Skills Institute (LSI), so please ask the LSI near you about the language courses they are currently offering.

Does TESDA offer Free Language Courses Online?

TESDA does not offer Free Language Courses Online.

What are the Enrollment Requirements for the TESDA Language Courses?

The Enrollment Requirements for the TESDA Language Courses are a Transcript of Records, school diploma, competency certificate, birth certificate, 3 pcs 1×1 ID picture, 1 pc 2×2 ID picture, and brown envelope.

The enrollment is on a first come first serve basis. Below is the complete list of the requirements.

  • TOR or Transcript of Records
  • college or high school diploma,
  • training or competency certificates issued by Tesda
  • bring the original copy of birth certificates from the National Statistics Office (NSO)
  • 1×1 (3pcs) and 2×2 photo (1pc) with white background
  • 1 long brown envelope

Prepare all the documents then proceed to Tesda- Language Skills Institute near your place.

What are the Criteria and Entry Requirements

The Criteria and Entry Requirements are must be a Filipino citizen, at least 18 years old, and a high school graduate.

Note: To be on the priority list, applicants must be pre-qualified to work locally and abroad. Otherwise, you can always inquire to TESDA – LSI if you want to study a foreign language.

What are the Class Schedules for Language Courses in TESDA

The Class Schedules for the Language Courses in TESDA are morning from 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM and afternoon from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM.

For added details please watch the ABS CBN News Report below:

List of Tesda Language Skills Institute in the Philippines

Here is the list of TESDA LSI that you can visit if you want to study a foreign language (Mandarin Chinese, Nihongo Japanese, Spanish, Arab, and English) courses. As of the moment, only 5 languages are being offered. I’ve included the address, contact numbers, and email address. Call them, send them email to know if they are offering your preferred language course.

Tesda Language Skills Institute Quezon City
Barangay Hall, Dahlia Street, Fairview, Quezon City
(02) 937- 4248

Tesda Complex Taguig City
Building. 10, TESDA Complex, East Service Rd., South Superhighway, Taguig City
(02) 818-8062

TESDA Language Skills Institute Agusan del Sur
Agusan del Sur School of Arts and Trades, Gov’t. Center, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur
(085) 343-7709 / 343-7132 / agusansat(at)yahoo.com

TESDA Language Skills Institute Malilipot, Albay
San Francisco Institute of Science and Technology, Malipot Albay
(052) 830-5093 / 830-1874

TESDA Language Skills Institute Baguio City
Magsaysay Drive, Loakan Rd., Baguio City
(074) 424-8724 / 305-2405 / rtcbaguio09(at)yahoo.com

TESDA Language Skills Institute Batangas
P. Herrera Street, Batangas City
(043) 300-0388 / rtccalabarzon(at)yahoo.com

TESDA Language Skills Institute Butuan City
Northern Mindanao School of Fisheries, Matabao, Buenavista, Agusan del Norte
(085) 343-4201 / nmsf _adn(at)yahoo.com

TESDA Language Skills Institute Guiguinto Bulacan
MacArthur Highway, Tabang, Guiguinto, Bulacan
(044) 794-4767 / korphil_bul(at)yahoo.com

TESDA Language Skills Institute Biñan, Laguna
San Antonio, Biñan, Laguna
Phone numbers: (049) 511-6133 / jzg_msat(at)yahoo.com

TESDA Language Skills Institute Bohol
Address: Poblacion, Jagna, Bohol
Phone number: (038) 531-0018

TESDA Language Skills Institute Cabanatuan Nueva Ecija
Address: Old CapitolCmpd., Cabanatuan , Nueva Ecija
Telephone number: (044) 463-1904

TESDA Language Skills Institute Tuguegarao , Cagayan
Office address: Consuelo Village, Pengue, Tuguegarao, Cagayan
Phone number: (078) 844 4224 / 846 8619 / rtc02_tesda(at)yahoo.com / tesdartc(at)yahoo.com

TESDA Language Skills Institute Cagayan de Oro City
Office address: Bugo, Cagayan de Oro City
Phone number: (082) 742-576 / 740404 / cobsat(at)yahoo.com

TESDA Language Skills Institute Cebu City
Archbishop Reyes Ave., Banilad, Cebu City
(032) 412-7267 / rtcvii(at)yahoo.com

TESDA Language Skills Institute Pili, Camarines Sur
San Jose, Pili, Camarines Sur
(054) 477-7204 / tesdartc5(at)yahoo.com

TESDA Language Skills Institute Surallah, South Cotabato
Surallah National Agricultural School, Brgy. Dajay, Surallah, South Cotabato
(083) 238-5111 / 238-3050

TESDA Language Skills Institute Cotabato City
ORC Compound, Cotabato City
(064) 421-4460 / 421-6108 / ptccot_12(at)yahoo.com

TESDA Language Skills Institute Davao City
Buhisan, Tibungko, Davao City
(082) 236-0556 / 238-0007 / 09193885250 / tesdartckorphil(at)yahoo.com

TESDA LSI Digos, Davao del Sur
Carmelo de los Cientos National Trade School, Padada, Davao del Sur
(082) 272-0295 / ccnts11(at)yahoo.com.ph

Tesda LSI Iligan City
Maria Cristina Road, Maria Cristina, Iligan City
(063) 223-6541 / tesdartciligan(at)yahoo.com

Tesda LSI Ilocos Norte
Brgy. Lydia, Marcos, Ilocos Norte
(077) 784 7956

TESDA LSI Iloilo City
Zamora St., Iloilo City
(033) 337-0739

TESDA LSI New Lucena, Iloilo
New Lucena Polytechnic College, Don Epifacio Sonza Sr. Ave, New Lucena, Iloilo
(033) 526-2015 / 396-0562 / nlpc_8596(at)yahoo.com

TESDA LSI Santiago, Isabela
Provincial road, Caloocan, santiago City, Isabela
(078) 682 3924 / 682 8654 / sicat_tesda(at)yahoo.com

TESDA LSI Tabuk, Kalinga

LSI San Fernando La Union
Catbangen, San Fernando City, La Union
(072) 242 5584 / 700 0613 / rtc_tesda1(at)yahoo.com

TESDA LSI Allen, Northern Samar
Balicuatro College of Arts and Trades, Sabang Zone 2, Allen, Northern Samar
(055) 300-2125 / tesdabcat(at)yahoo.com

TESDA LSI Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
Provincial Capitol Compound, Camilmil, Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
(043) 288-2352 / tesda_ormin(at)yahoo.com

TESDA LSI Puerto Prinsesa, Palawan
Puerto Prinsesa School of Arts and Trades – Felix Rafols, Sta. Monica, Puerto Princesa City
(048) 433-2224 / 433-4364 / tesda.ppsat(at)yahoo.com / ppsat.tesda(at)gmail.com

TESDA LSI Tacloban City
San Gerardo Subdivision, Brgy. Abucay, Tacloban City
(053) 321-8249 /523-9229 / tesda8rtc(at)yahoo.com

TESDA LSI Zamboanga City
San Roque, Zamboanga City
(062) 991-9586

TESDA LSI Zamboanga del Norte
Dipolog School of Fisheries, Olingan, Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte
(065) 212-7248 / 212-5237 / dsf_zn9(at)yahoo.com.ph

TESDA LSI ARMM Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao
Rebekun, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao
(064)429-0091 / rmdc(at)tesda-armm.ph

TESDA LSI Zamboanga City
2nd Flr. LHB Bldg. Veterans Ave. Zamboanga City
(062) 990-2959

source: https://tesda.gov.ph/about/tesda/39

How to find the TESDA Language Training Centers near you

Using TESDA’s official website, you can specifically pinpoint the training centers that are offering the language that you want to study. Here are the steps to do it:

Step 1: Go to TESDA’s official website

Visit www.tesda.gov.ph, at the homepage scroll to the middle of the page until you see the “For Learners and Workers” link. Alternatively, scroll to the bottom, and on its right, under Verifications, go to the “Registered Courses” link. Both of the links will redirect you to the TVI with Registered Program page.

how to search the tesda foreign language school near me

Step 2: Search for the Language course that you want to study

Under “Course” type the name of the language, then under “Location” type the name of your city. In my example, I search for the schools offering the “Japanese” language and I indicate that I am located in Makati. As a result, the TESDA website shows the list of schools offering “Nihongo” in the Makati area.

language course japanese in tesda

Step 3: Get the details of the school near you and enroll in them

Scan the list of schools then select the one near you. Afterward get its details such as the complete school’s name, address, and telephone numbers.

tesda website shows the list of language schools

Inquire with them regarding the tuition fee, class schedule, and requirements. Afterward, proceed with the enrollment process.

What are the TESDA Trainings for Teachers?

The TESDA Trainings for Teachers include English Language, Animation (2D and 3D), Basic Computer Literary, Visual Graphic Design, Emergency Medical Services, Events Management Services, Photography, and Film and Video Post-production. These Trainings help Teachers increase the effectiveness in providing instruction for their students at school.


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