IELTS Testing Centres in Honduras
In total, there is one test location in Honduras that offer IELTS exams. You can select the one which is closer to you.
There are two types of test format available for IELTS exams: paper-based or computer-delivered. For both formats, the Speaking Section is done with a real IELTS examiner on a face-to-face basis.
British Council – BritEd
Street Address: Colegio Británico, Del final del Boulevard de Rohmoser 125 metros norte. Urbanización Santa Catalina
Telephone Number: 506 2220 0131
Contact Email: [email protected]
Website URL: http://www.britedcostarica.com
List of cities in Honduras where you can take the IELTS tests
More about Honduras
- COUNTRYVV: Overview of labor market in Honduras, including latest unemployment rate and youth unemployment. Also covers job distribution by economic sectors, such as public sector, finance and hotels and restaurants.
Politics and law
According to the constitution of January 20th, 1982, Honduras is a presidential republic. The head of state, commander in chief of the armed forces and head of government is the president, who is directly elected by a simple majority for 4 years. Re-election is not permitted. However, this ban was lifted by the Supreme Court in 2015 and 2016, respectively. Legislation lies with Parliament, the Congreso Nacional. Its 128 MPs are elected for 4 years.
Juan Orlando Hernández Alvarado (* 1968) of the Partido Nacional has been president since January 27, 2014. After a controversial election on November 26th, 2017 with a subsequent chaotic counting of votes, he was sworn in on January 27th, 2018 for a second term of office that was constitutionally controversial. His government is facing major challenges. It must fight corruption and impunity, as well as drug crime, the many murders and the violent youth gangs of the maras.
There is general compulsory schooling for children between the ages of 6 and 15 with free tuition. The school system is divided into a six-year primary school and a five-year secondary school with lower and upper grades. In the higher education sector, there are the National Autonomous University of Honduras and the National Pedagogical University Francisco Morazán, both in Tegucigalpa, as well as three technical colleges and several private universities.
The media landscape is shaped by a few companies and influential politicians. Journalists suffer from intimidation and violence. Honduras is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. In addition to daily and weekly newspapers, there are around 300, mostly local radio stations and around 75 television stations. The independent and non-commercial community radios (radios comunitarias) are an important mouthpiece, especially for the non-literate population. Private radio stations are often used by politicians for self-promotion. Check themakeupexplorer to see Trade Unions in Latin America.
The term “banana republic” for a corrupt state has its origins in Honduras. American companies have been growing bananas there on a large scale for export since the beginning of the 20th century and have repeatedly influenced politics.
With a gross national income (GNI) of (2019) US $ 2,390 per resident, Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Latin America. Economic development is hampered, among other things, by the unequal distribution of income, the high, in some cases hidden, unemployment, the high crime rate and widespread corruption. The country has to repeatedly borrow from the World Bank and IMF. The remittances of the approximately 1 million Hondurans living abroad are economically important. These add up to around US $ 5.4 billion annually.
Traditionally, the export economy has concentrated on bananas and coffee; in recent years, clothing and components for the automotive industry have also been exported to a greater extent. Other important export products are crustaceans and palm oil. Most of the goods are exported to the USA; other buyers are El Salvador, Guatemala and Germany. Most of the imports are crude oil, capital and consumer goods, food and vehicles. Here, too, the USA is the most important trading partner, followed by China, Guatemala and Mexico.
Agriculture, which employs around 30% of the workforce, generates 12% of the gross domestic product (as of 2018). Their main export goods are coffee, bananas, pineapples and palm oil. Most of the banana plantations on the Caribbean coast are owned by American corporations. The staple foods maize, beans, millet and rice are grown in intensively managed small businesses, the so-called minifundia. In forestry, the extensive stocks of hard and soft woods (mahogany, cedar, ebony, etc.) are hardly used.
Manufacturing generates around 27% of GDP. The processing of products from local agriculture and forestry in small businesses predominates. The largely tax-exempt contract processing industry, known as maquila, plays an important role. It mainly produces in the textile sector in the free trade zones around San Pedro Sula. The finished goods are then exported directly to the USA.
Tourism is an important economic factor. Around 850,000 foreign guests visit Honduras every year, plus around 1.0 million cruise passengers (as of 2017/18). In addition to the beaches on the Caribbean and Pacific coast, tourist attractions are primarily the Mayan ruins of Copán and the nature reserves.
A good 35% of electricity is generated in thermal power plants on the basis of imported oil, around 32% by hydropower plants, the other renewable energies such as wind power, solar energy, bioenergy and geothermal energy together make up around 24% (as of 2019)
Due to the natural conditions, the transport network is insufficiently developed. 3 367 km of the road network are paved, 11 375 km are unsurfaced. Large areas in the northeast are not yet accessible to traffic. The originally almost 1,000 km long rail network was used in particular to transport raw materials to the seaports. It was almost completely destroyed by hurricanes. The main sea ports are Puerto Cortés on the Caribbean and San Lorenzo on the Pacific coast. International airports are in Tegucigalpa, San Pedro and La Ceiba.