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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.


FAN Friends and Neighbours Group in Swansea – a perfect place to practise new English skills

April 17, 2018

If you are interested in volunteering, you may wish to know about a weekly, free, friendly group  that meets in Brunswick Street Methodist Church, each Wednesday at 10.30am – offering a warm welcome to anyone learning English and wanting to practise their new skills.  Jpeg and pdf  flyer attached .

“The FAN Charity brings people together from around the corner and around the world, in friendly conversation groups – it is a simple model, which can have a huge effect on participants.  If you would like to know more about FAN  please get in touch.”

Contact: Sarah Duncan-Jones, FAN Manager

FAN Mobile: 07880630553



Swansea FAN group poster September 2016

Teachers, Hanoi, Vietnam – ongoing

March 28, 2018

Duncan Brown, writes from Language Link Academic in Vietnam:

We are an English Language Training School in Vietnam, who specialise in both Public School and Language Centre based ESL education. We are currently recruiting for multiple positions across our varied education programmes in Hanoi.

Working in Vietnam is a great opportunity for new CELTA graduates looking to develop professionally, whilst living in an exciting and vibrant country. 

Please see our website – – for more information about our schools and programmes  & the flyers attached below.

Email ( if you have any questions.

Duncan Brown

Teacher Recruitment & Welfare Officer Team Leader

Address: 34 Hoàng Đạo Thúy, Trung Hòa Nhân Chính, Cầu Giấy, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Mobile: +84 (0) 96 175 0421


Visit us:


Schools Link Email Flyer


Public Centre Email Flyer

Opportunities to teach in China – Cardiff agency

March 27, 2018

Ashley Evans, writes from the company “Cubel” – which is a Cardiff based company specialising in recruitment, cultural and Educational expeditions in China. Anyone interested should contact direct via their website:

He writes:

“As you will see, we are not a recruitment company, although that is part of what we do, but we also offer cultural and Educational expeditions bringing Chinese businesses and Chinese students to the UK to offer a ‘taster’ of what it’s like to do business and study here. We also offer students and business people from the UK an opportunity to explore China for the same reasons.

As well as our liaison services where we provide consulting, translating, interpreting and other liaison services to different organizations, we also have a number of teaching opportunities in China for UK graduates. As we discussed, some of your students may be interested in traveling to China once they graduate, to explore, teach and earn some money at the same time. All teachers who work through Cubel are protected by UK law and enjoy the same rights and benefits as they would here.”

Teach business English by telephone – France – ongoing

March 27, 2018

Jacqueline Vinestock has written from Intercountry

“Intercountry is a language training specialist with over 20 years experience in language coaching. We are currently looking for recently qualified coaches to teach business English by telephone who are 

  • native English speakers or certifiable C1+
  • available for a minimum of 15 hours per week
  • have a fast and reliable broadband connection and a good headset
  • are able to work on a freelance basis

Training will begin in February 2018 and all coaching material is provided by Intercountry. We work with professionals in a wide range of industries including pharmaceuticals, car production, telecommunications, banking etc so some business experience is useful. The majority of our clients work in France and whilst some French is desirable it is by no means essential.

Send a copy of a recent CV to

Jacqueline Vinestock

 Coach Expert/ Recruitment

+33 (0)3 21 13 75 23

45 rue d’Aboukir, 75002 Paris

Go Languages Summer school teaching – UK summer 2018

March 27, 2018

Tania Marques, the Assistant Academic Manager of Go Languages WorldWide LTD, has written with details of UK summer school jobs, including one centre based at TSD Carmarthen

Information is below:

Poster for Job Summer 2018 March

If interested, email Tania to organise an interview.

Mobile: +44 7775 21716 or 07920119069

Paid teaching opportunity in Italy, starting after Easter

March 14, 2018

Nicky Partridge from Peartree Languages, Cardiff has dropped me a short and to the point note:

“One of our Italian partners has won a great contract to teach conversational English (paid) in secondary schools, starting after Easter, and is one teacher short! 

I would be really grateful if you could post this information on any social media / forums that you may use for CELTA / TESOL graduates and if they require any further information, please feel free to put my email address and I will refer them on to the Italian school. “


Nicky Partridge

Centre Manager

I am also available on Skype: nicky-partridge-peartree

Read me on Twitter: @NickyPeartree

Teachers, South Korea, China, Thailand, online – ongoing

March 10, 2018

Shanna Zaarour, a Marketing Intern with Flying Cows, a UK based agency, has written with details of teaching jobs in Asian destinations.

“We have some great positions available in Korea, China, Thailand and teaching English online to Chinese students. We would be delighted if you would share these with your students and graduates. Please find details attached.

Teaching in South Korea

Having a TEFL/CELTA qualification is not an essential requirement when applying for the relevant visa for Korea but we recommend that candidates have one. We know from experience that having a teaching qualification greatly benefits both the employer and the teacher. In order to obtain the teaching visa for Korea you need to have a passport from the UK, Ireland, Canada, the US, New Zealand, Australia or South Africa. This is not a policy we support and we have petitioned the immigration office in Korea on many occasions over the last decade but to no avail. We have hopes that this situation will change in the near future.  

Teaching in China

To obtain a teaching visa for China you need to have a minimum of a 120-hour teaching qualification. Native and non-native English speaking candidates are eligible to obtain the teaching visa for China but non-native English speaking candidates are required to have studied at degree level in a native English speaking country.  

Teaching in Thailand

To teach in Thailand it is not essential for candidates to have a teaching qualification but we do recommend it.  Candidates can be native or non-native English speakers. Non-native English speakers may be required to submit an introduction video of themselves to demonstrate their English level.   

Teaching English Online

To teach English online candidates are required to have a teaching qualification or experience of teaching. Candidates can be native or non-native English speakers.  

Flying Cows ESL has been in operation since 2004.  We help graduates find great teaching positions overseas and have spent many years developing relationships with reliable schools overseas.   The schools we work with are required to have a high level of transparency and must allow prospective teachers to talk directly to current teachers before the sign a contract.  

Please be assured that we do not support recruitment methods that exclude any nationalities but we are forced to work within immigration laws.  

If you have any questions or would like us to send you any leaflets or posters please feel free to let me know. Also, please do join us on social media:  




Teach in China – Flying CowsTeach in South Korea – Flying CowsTeach in Thailand – Flying Cows

Teach in China – Flying Cows

Teach in South Korea – Flying Cows

Teach in Thailand – Flying Cows