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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.


China – immediate and ongoing – Arun Language Training & Recruitment Ltd

November 21, 2017

Arun Language Training & Recruitment Ltd  have been in touch with me again, to remind me that they are looking for recent and not-so-recent CELTA graduates.

They have jobs in China, and are shortly to move into Taiwan.

Teach English in China 2017 (3)

Teachers, Premier English, Qingdao, China – ongoing

November 20, 2017

A guest post from  Tomas Cerny, manager of the school.

“Premier English is an independent British owned and run school in Qingdao, China. We provide high quality English training. Qingdao is on the east coast of China midway between Beijing and Shanghai and is ideal for those who wish to immerse themselves in the Chinese culture and language and experience the real China.

We have small classes of up to 6 students who have close contact with teachers and learn quickly, which is rewarding for students and teachers alike. We pride ourselves on building friendly relationships with our students and taking a personal interest in their development.
As well as pre-school, primary and middle school age children we also teach adult professional clients who want to improve their conversation skills, grammar and pronunciation.

Teaching with Premier English is ideal for those wanting to teach whilst experiencing life in China and learning or improving their Mandarin. We aim to involve our staff in all aspects of the business and to offer a friendly, supportive and enjoyable work environment.


Applicants should be:
Fluent English speaking
Team players
Enthusiastic about teaching
Willing to learn as well as teach
Genuinely interested in living in China

They must have:
Good communication, administrative and IT skills
The ability to adapt to life and work in a Chinese community

Salary and Benefits

* 9,000 – 12,000 rmb per month salary, depending on position and accommodation arrangements.
* FREE flights
* FREE modern furnished accommodation with internet access and double beds provided, 5 minutes walk from the school(optional).
* FREE Mandarin lessons arranged specially for Premier English teachers
* Support for teachers while living in China
* Airport pick-up
* Full induction and orientation
* Step by step help with opening bank accounts and other essentials
* A friendly bilingual Chinese team ready to help

EYST All Wales BME Engagement Programme – 2 Vacancies in Cardiff & Wrexham

November 13, 2017

A guest blog from SWARM:

“Anfonwyd ar ran EYST / Sent on behalf of EYST

EYST All Wales BME Engagement Programme – 2 Vacancies in Cardiff & Wrexham

Ethnic Youth Support Team is an award-winning and unique, beneficiary-led voluntary organisation supporting ethnic minority young people, individuals and communities across Wales. EYST have been appointed by Welsh Government as Lead Body for Race to deliver a 3 year All Wales BME Engagement Programme working across Wales. This work will engage with BME communities and organisations across Wales, capturing their views and experiences in order to positively influence Welsh Government policies, and ensure equitable access to rights and entitlements.

The following job vacancies are now available, for which we are seeking to recruit experienced and committed staff members (These are fixed term posts until 31st March 2020):

  • Regional Coordinator for Newport and South East Wales (PT – 0.5 FTE) £10,000 per annum based in Newport
  • Regional Coordinator for Wrexham and North Wales –  (PT – 0.5 FTE) £10,000 per annum based in Wrexham

Please see attached for the Job Description and Person Specification for each role. To apply please complete and return the attached application form to by 5pm Monday 27th November 2017.

EYST All Wales Regional Coordinator JD

EYST Application Form 2017

All job details are also here:

For an informal discussion about these posts please call Rocio Cifuentes on 01792 466980/1

Rocio Cifuentes


Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Team Wales (EYST Wales)

Units B & C, 11 St Helens Road

Swansea, SA1 4AB

01792 466980/1

07971 302829


Zhenjiang Yuyao Experimental School – Zhejiang, China.  2 teachers for 6 to 12 teaching

November 13, 2017

Another opportunity via a known contact: 

“Zhenjiang Yuyao Experimental School is a private school in  Zhejiang province , China.  We are looking for two teachers who can teach the students from 6 to 12 years old.

Some demands:

1,a bachelor degree or above

2,English is his or her mother language

3,more than 2 years language teaching experience after graduation.

4, no criminal record.

5, sound in body and mind

6, his or her age is under 50

Salary: RMB 15,000 per month

Accommodation : free accommodation and have meals at the canteen of the school on weekdays

Air fare: If his or her contract is 10 months the school will pay RMB 12,000. If his or her contract is 6 month the school will pay RMB 6,000.

Contract period: 6 months or 10 months

Contact us:

Work from home teaching children online – immediate and on-going

November 13, 2017

I have had notification of an interesting opportunity, via an ex-Swansea CELTA trainee who is also an on-site member of staff:

Work from home (University students are welcome)!

Online Skype tutoring for children. No experience needed however you must have a CELTA qualification and a British accent.

Pay is £8-12 per 45 minute lesson (occasionally more but never less) – this will be transferred directly into your bank account on a weekly basis.

Flexible hours.

Main focus will usually be the child’s oral English, helping them achieve a more western accent. Therefore, lesson planning will take minutes.

Please contact if interested.


Oxford International Education Group – Oxford International Junior Programme Easter and summer 2018

October 23, 2017

Jon Siebert, the Recruitment Operations Coordinator at Oxford International Education Group, has written to tell me about the opportunities to work for them over the Easter and Summer period 2018. There are various centres around the UK, and roles available include – teacher and activity leader. The role of teacher is obvious: usually the work is well-programmed, with materials provided and working under the guidance of team leaders and  / or a director of studies. The activity Leader role will be one where you organise, direct and sometimes lead various activities, such as visits, games or social activities. Being able to offer some relevant coaching, activity or sports certificates would probably be advantageous e.g drama, dance, swimming, tennis or football, as would some previous experience of the role.

The company teaches 8-17 year olds, and these may come from anywhere in the world, but commonly the client base is European for UK centres.  For both roles, the job is likely to involve some evenings, and will definitely need the usual checks before employment.

The role would include living residentially at a centre on a fixed term contract between 2 and up to 6 weeks (depending on what time of year).  For newly qualified trainees, it is a great opportunity, especially for the summer period, to put the skills you have learned into practice!

See attachments for further details and apply directly to the company via this linked page.

Language assessment consultant / Full time IELTS examiner China

October 18, 2017

Frances BAI, a recruitment consultant for exams, regional recruitment, East Asia, has written regarding examining job opportunities in China.

“The British Council is recruiting IELTS examiners in China to be based in four regional offices. This presents an exciting opportunity for TESOL professionals to work in the world’s biggest and most dynamic English language assessment environment. We are looking for experienced examiners and examiner trainers as well as TESOL professionals interested in training up as examiners.

Our innovative working model allows examiners to increase their earning potential or opt for more flexibility in terms of monthly workload. For those relocating from abroad, we are offering 1-year contracts (renewable)and a highly competitive monthly income. Travel throughout China is an essential aspect of the work. For more details, please see the attached information pack.   In addition to the earning potential, the examiner package includes annual leave, medical benefits and a full working visa. Examiners who are new to China also receive an enhanced induction and assistance programme.

Examiners will be part of the wider British Council network and, as demand for quality language assessment grows in the region, this is an excellent opportunity for those interested in building a career in the area of language assessment.  

What the vacancy provide:

 A competitive salary package and a flexible working mode

  1. Benefit including annual leave, medical insurance, a full work visa and support of visa application
  2. Examiners who’s new to China also receive an enhanced induction; assistant programme of relocation and relocation package including return flight and 4 weeks accommodation

Please note the job requires successful candidates to travel across China on regular bases by plane or train.

Key requirement of the role:

  1. A recognized CELTA qualification or equivalent
  2. A minimum of 3 years full time (or equivilant part time) teaching English as a 2nd language to adult, 1 year has to be post CELTA qualification.
  3. An undergraduate degree from a recognized institution.
  4. Other necessary requirement in specified in the vacancy document, attached.

How to apply:

A valid application can only be submitted through our on-line application system via below link, other vacancy documents can also be downloaded from below link.

Any question relates to the vacancy can be sent to me, deadline of application for this round of advert is 31th Oct 2017.

Frances BAI | Recruitment Consultant, Exams | Regional Recruitment, East Asia

British Council | Room 01-03/08 | 16/F Garden Square | 968 West Beijing Road | Shanghai 200041 | China

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