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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.


Swansea Asylum Seekers Support – crowdfunding opportunity

June 13, 2018

A message from Wayne Yare, Swansea Asylum Seekers Support:

Swansea Asylum Seekers Support (SASS) has launched a crowdfunding appeal for computer equipment and Internet access at our twice-weekly drop-ins.

SASS would be very grateful if you could share this appeal with your networks and supporters.

Crowdfunding link:

Wayne Yare  wayneyare@GMAIL.COM


Erasmus funded teaching opportunities in Hungary – immediate / urgent

June 13, 2018

A guest post from David Gorbutt regarding Erasmus funded opportunities in Hungary

We would like to bring to your attention an opportunity for a two-week work experience placement in Hungary, funded through the EU’s Erasmus Plus programme.

The programme is now entering its fifth year and we have received a large number of newly qualified CELTA and Cert TESOL teachers onto it. These have come from a wide variety of providers both in the UK and elsewhere in Europe. Programmes are organised in cohorts of around ten participants.

Flights to Hungary and accommodation while there is provided through the Erasmus scheme, which is open to all EU nationals as well as several other participating countries. There is also a small stipend of £132 paid on completion of the programme.

The participant will deliver a series of lessons to groups in a state secondary school as well as participate in some one-to-one teaching. Design of lessons is guided by our accompanying staff, who are experienced teacher trainers for both the Certificate and Diploma. The participants’ lessons are observed to give developmental feedback.

Previous participants have found this an excellent short term opportunity to get a taste of living abroad working in the state sector. There is time within the programme for some sightseeing and to apply for longer-term positions. We are happy to accept applications from those still working towards their certificate.

Dates for the next programme are 30 June – 15 July 2018 and there are a few places available for Certificate completers, so early application is advised.

David Gorbutt

Director, Languages Training & Development

Windrush Court, 56A High Street, Witney

Information : Mobility for TEFL graduates

Free Training for Volunteers – Refugee week

June 13, 2018

Digital Communities

Free ½ Day Training on how to support people with their digital needs for those seeking sanctuary  – “Toolkit: Refugee Week Session”. To book please click the link below.

20th of June 14.00pm to 17.00pm @ Swansea central Library 

To book please click the link-

 Course outline

Digital Communities Wales are running a Free ½ day  training during refugee week for volunteers and staff who work to support people seeking sanctuary to navigate online systems. Our toolkit is developed with Swansea City Of Sanctuary, with input from people seeking sanctuary and piloted with their volunteers.

This training day will cover:

·       Supporting people to develop IT skills

·       Supporting jobseekers

·       Setting up Emails

·       Job search tools and apps

·       Developing a strong online presence/ understanding your online profile

·       Online tools to support ESOL/EFL learning (English as a second language)

·       We’ll also look at online safety, overcoming barriers to getting online and beginners IT resources.

Learning outcomes:

1. Know how to support new online users.

2. Understand how to navigate Universal Job Match and other job sites/ apps

3. Understand what job seekers need in a digital age.

4. Know how to signpost to information online

5. Understand the limits and boundaries of the digital support relationship.

 Michelle Walker

Digital Communities Wales Co-ordinator

Wales Co-operative Centre/Canolfan Cydweithredol Cymru

Tel / Ffôn: 01792 484004 Mobile/Ffôn Sym: 07766 523580

Email / Ebost:  @DC_Wales

Dathlu Cartref yn Abertawe– Celebrating Home in Swansea – 20 June / 20 Mehefin

June 12, 2018


Celebrate World Refugee Day in Swansea next Wednesday 20th June :

Celebrating 20 years of Refugee Week!

20 Mehefin – 20 June  16:30 – 19:00

Amgueddfa Genedlaethol y Glannau

Abertawe – Swansea, SA1 3RD

Dawns – dance

Barddoniaeth – poetry

Cerddoriaeth – music

Bwyd – refreshments

Ymunwch â ni i ddathlu Diwrnod Ffoaduriaid y Byd yn Abertawe ac i fwynhau dawnsio a barddoniaeth a grëwyd gan blant a phobl ifanc fel rhan o weithdai a dosbarthiadau sydd wedi bod yn cael eu cynnal yn Abertawe dros y chwe mis diwethaf, dan arweinyddiaeth Eric Ngalle Charles, Rebecca Scott and Shelley Isaac-Clarke fel rhan o raglen datblygu celfyddydau Gwneud Noddfa.

Join us to celebrate World Refugee Day in Swansea and witness dance and poetry created by children and young people as part of workshops and classes that have been running in Swansea over the past six months, led by Eric Ngalle Charles, Rebecca Scott and Shelley Isaac-Clarke as part of Gwneud Noddfa arts programme.

Croeso I bawb ! Everyone is welcome.

RSVP. Cystyllwch a ni – contact:, 07377790619


20 Mehefin 20 June – Dathlu Cartref Abertawe – Celebrating Home in Swansea

Refugee Week Wales Schedule 2018



Teachers, MondragonLingua, Basque Country.

June 11, 2018

Emma Kieran writes from MondragonLingua

“I’m writing to let you know that MondragonLingua is now recruiting for 2018/19 (September to July) and we’re looking for qualified, enthusiastic English teachers to join the team at our centre in Mondragon.  Could you please you let your CELTA trainees and graduates know?  I’m attaching information in jpg and pdf form. There is also the video about working at MondragonLingua, which applicants usually find useful.  

Many thanks – do let me know if you need any more information.”

Emma Kieran Coordinadora pedagógica / Koordinatzaile pedagogikoa / Pedagogical Coordinator

Tel.  943 712055 exten: 1717


Peartree Languages, Cardiff, Summer 2018

June 5, 2018

Nicky Partridge, the Centre Manager of Peartree Languages, has written regarding summer teaching jobs in Cardiff:

“We are looking for EFL tutors to join our teaching team for the 2018 Junior summer school. Peartree
Languages was opened in 2005 and this will be our 8th year of operating junior summer schools in
Cardiff. We have an excellent reputation that we are very proud of. Teachers on this programme
should be willing to take on the challenge of classes of juniors (aged 12 – 17 years old), separated
according to level and divided into classes of 10 – 17 students.

Tutors are expected to be enthusiastic, energetic and creative, while also following the scheme of work
set and liaising with the Junior Programme Coordinator and the Academic Manager.

The curriculum is largely based around task based learning, projects and incorporating aspects of the social programme into the day to day lessons, as well as teaching relevant language points (grammar, lexis etc). You should be prepared to bring ideas and care into the classroom that enable students to have a successful, enjoyable and safe learning experience.

To view our school and services, follow this link to watch our new video!”

Application details and further information:  ADDITIONAL Summer 18 EFL tutors

Contact: Nicky Partridge


The Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA) Chief Exec Post

June 1, 2018

The Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA)

Applications for the post of Chief Executive are now open

We’re looking for a talented, dynamic Chief Executive to lead the WCIA through the next chapter of our exciting story.

Committed to strong strategic leadership, you will be able to build the partnerships and programmes that will take our charity through the next 5 years and beyond. You’ll also be a highly credible ambassador for the WCIA, championing our work in public and across multiple networks.

You will have a strong interest in global issues, and a personal commitment to what drives us – human rights, peace, international development, and the power of individuals and communities to make a difference.

find out more at

Candidate Brief – Chief Executive (June 2018)