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Welcome to ELTS’ CELTA blog!

May 28, 2010

Welcome to the ELTSCELTA Blog. This blog is specially designed to showcase the successes of trainees from Swansea University’s Professional CELTA Course and to update present and past trainees with job opportunities, news and EFL information.

Teachers, Busto Arsizio, Italy, Jan to June 2010

November 7, 2019

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Valeria Salmoiraghi from, Centro Lingue – My Open School for Cambridge, writes with an advertisement for new, qualified teachers on a 6 month renewable contract.

Details are here:  Teachers TEFL CELTA 2019 2020


Busto Arsizio IT363 – Novara IT275 – Como IT463

Sede Legale: Viale Duca D’Aosta, 19 – 21052

Busto Arsizio (VA) – P.I. 02747440127

T +39 0331 627479

F +39 0331 634280


Job Opportunities in Beijing – Teaching Adults

November 7, 2019

Matthew, an ex- Swansea CELTA trainee is now working for “Elite Learning”, a company managing a series of five adult learning centres in Beijing. Areas of work include corporate training for well-know brands, Matthew says.

They are looking to recruit 20% of their staff as “foreign experts” and this seems to be a rolling offer. Mathew has sent the attached information document. It would seem the jobs are more suitable for more experienced teachers with some adult training background or experience.

You can contact Matthew at:

Elite Learning, Beijing, China – Company Info & Openings


EAP tutor and Coordinator vacancies at the University of Bristol – repost

October 14, 2019

Repost from BALEAP mailing list:

We’d like to draw your attention to the following opportunities to come and work with as at the Centre for Academic Language and Development at the University of Bristol.

We have expanded considerably over the last year and so are advertising for the role of EAP Tutor(s)

Or if you have line management and course development experience, you might be interested in our EAP Coordinator vacancy

Closing date: 4th November for both posts   If you have any questions after looking through the information in the links above, please direct these to 

It’s an exciting time of expansion so come and join the team!

Lisa Hanson

Deputy Director (School Education Director SED)

Centre for Academic Language and Development

University of Bristol

Richmond Building,

Queens Road

Bristol BS8 1LN

Tel: 0117 331 8613

Supported work placement in Hungary funded through Erasmus Plus (CAVE) 2019 /20

October 14, 2019

Simon Baker, the Trinity Trainer, Sales & Marketing Manager for Languages Training & Development has written with further exciting EU funded training news. Sadly, as with other schemes funded by the EU, these schemes may close, although in this case there is a further period of funding through 2020 (dates to be advised).

This opportunity is for two-week supported work experience placements with a partner state secondary school in Hungary (Collaboration to Assist in Vocational English – CAVE).

The  CAVE work experience placement gives an excellent opportunity to:

-Obtain experience of delivery in a monolingual environment,

-Get a feel for working abroad and in state education before making any long-term commitments.

-Benefit from observation of sessions and developmental feedback from our accompanying staff who are experienced Certificate and Diploma trainers.

-Share experience and ideas with other members of the cohort (usually 10 people). Some colleagues may be studying longer-term at LT&D towards their own qualification. During the autumn and winter we concentrate on the Diploma and CAVE participants are encouraged, if they wish, to attend some of the Diploma input where their timetable allows.

Participants normally;

-Teach the same group for around 5 lessons across the 2 weeks, guided in planning by our staff

-Teach a series of around 6 one to one interventions,

-Receive a stipend of £135 with flights to Hungary and accommodation provided through


Interested parties should contact us directly for more information and a short skype interview/opportunity to raise questions.

The autumn 2019 programmes are:

3 – 17 November inclusive,

30 November – 15 December inclusive

PLUS – further dates in 2020.

UPDATE Additional dates for 2020:

Saturday, 11th January – Sunday, 26th January

Saturday, 22nd February – Sunday, 8th March

Saturday, 18th April – Sunday, 3rd May

Saturday, 4th July – Sunday, 19th July

Simon Baker.

Trinity Trainer, Sales & Marketing Manager

 Languages Training & Development

Suite 2

Windrush Court

56A High Street



OX28 6ET

01993 708637


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Teachers for Zibo, Jinan, Binzhou, Heze, Jining and Qingdao, China

October 14, 2019

Hannah, an ex-Swansea CELTA trainee, has written from Zibo, China. She’s teaching children between the ages of 4-17 and she says she is having a great time!

Her boss is currently recruiting for his schools across China. Attached is the recruitment information.

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Language Volunteering Training Session, SASS, Swansea

October 14, 2019

Delphine has written from SASS, Swansea Asylum Seekers Support:

I am planning to run an Induction to Language Volunteering Training Session at the end of October for new teachers (native and non native ) with an interest in helping with Language Provision in SASS.  

If you know of anyone who may be interested in becoming a Language Volunteer and who has suitable experience please can you put them in contact with me to discuss this? If possible can you give them my email address or introduce them on Friday or Saturday when I am in the Drop In and we can talk together? 

As you know as well as having some teaching experience they will need to be flexible and patient and able to willingly take on new learning skills and direction when providing English support.

Volunteering is a great opportunity to gain additional experience and to offer rare skills to the community. Even a few months of commitment can be valuable for both sides.

Supported work programme with free Trinity College London Diploma in TESOL – Italy for 9 months

October 14, 2019

Simon Baker, the Trinity Trainer, Sales & Marketing Manager for Languages Training & Development has written with some exciting EU funded training news. Sadly, as with other schemes funded by the EU, this may be the last chance to benefit.

This is a fully-funded further training opportunity for ex-CELTA trainees who have gained some experience, or perhaps who have completed CELTA accreditation on the back of some previous experience. Usually, at least a year’s experience before the diploma is recommended or required.

If you’ve been through CELTA training you might ask “What is Trinity”?. Equally prestigious and equally recognized, Trinity and Cambridge both offer very similar levels of ESOL training at initial and further standards. A placement with pay, training and this qualification is very much worth it.

It’s a nine-month work placement in Italy. Candidates will receive training towards the Trinity College London Diploma in TESOL, receive €1,400.00 / month plus a completion bonus. There are immediate vacancies in Rome and Pescara.

Please see brief information attached and contact:

Simon Baker

Trinity Trainer, Sales & Marketing Manager

Languages Training & Development

Suite 2

Windrush Court

56A High Street



OX28 6ET

01993 708637

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