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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.


Stafford House, Summer Schools 2018, ten UK Centres

January 22, 2018

A guest blog from Ying Foord, the Recruitment and Academic Coordinator, Stafford House:

Stafford House is an organisation that runs summer schools in various prestigious locations in the UK  and we are now recruiting for qualified CELTA teachers to work from July onwards. This is an ideal opportunity for new graduates to gain some teaching experience. A tried-and-tested syllabus is provided, as well as ongoing professional development and full support from the senior academic team.

We are looking for teachers in 10 centres around the UK. Accommodation can be provided.

I’m attaching a job description and an application form, as well as a poster.

Potential applicants can also find further information on our recruitment website at, where they can apply online.

We have measures in place to support newly-qualified teachers, including:

  • A tried and tested syllabus and materials that we wrote ourselves, so less lesson planning involved
  • Continuous professional development, with a weekly inset at the centre
  • Full support from the DOS and the Senior Teachers

All posts can be residential or non-residential. 

And of course, we’re always happy to answer any questions at this email address.


Ying Foord | Recruitment and Academic Coordinator| Stafford House

Summer and year-round courses for juniors

T: 01227 811506 Emergency T: 07889 895200

Apply online at:

19 New Dover Road, Canterbury CT1 3AS

Part of Cambridge Education Group

Teaching Poster

Temporary Post Application 2018

Job description and person specification


EF Education First Malta, 3 – 10 week contracts, June, July and August 2018

January 22, 2018

A guest blog from Noel Harmsworth, the Academic Manager of EF Language Travel. It’s useful to note that a small (select) number of Swansea embedded CELTA graduates have worked for EF in Malta over the last couple of years, reporting a good overall environment, an interesting time and (of course), valuable experience for the CV.

“For the past years we have been giving experienced as well as newly-qualified teachers opportunities to spend some weeks teaching with EF Education First in Malta during the summer months. We believe that your past and present CELTA or cert. TESOL trainees might be glad to note that we will be offering similar openings once again during Summer 2018.

As the biggest language school on the island, EF Education First Malta is offering 3 to 10 week contracts during parts/all of June, July and August 2018 to CELTA or cert. TESOL-qualified EFL teachers. This opportunity includes the provision of self-catering accommodation on top of the salary.

Anyone interested can apply online at or send a recent CV to  Preference is given to applicants who hold an EU passport and are at least 21 years of age by July 2018.

 I would be glad to provide more information to prospective teachers.

Noel Harmsworth

Academic Manager, EF Language Travel

EF Education First

Mayfair Complex, St George Bay

St Julians, STJ3312 Malta

Tel: +356 99440909  Skype: noel.harmsworth.ef


Swyddog Hyfforddi a Gweithredu Dinas Noddfa Abertawe / Swansea City of Sanctuary Engagement and Training Officer

January 17, 2018

Swyddog Hyfforddi a Gweithredu Dinas Noddfa Abertawe / Swansea City of Sanctuary Engagement and Training Officer

“The Wales Cities of Sanctuary team has a part-time vacancy for 3 months, from the end of January onwards. Please see attached for details and share with your networks. The deadline is Friday 26th January, but we will be interviewing as applications come in. If the right candidate is found, we reserve the right to close applications early, so please apply as soon as possible!

Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Rebecca by email, or on 07496172895.”




Swansea short post

Swansea short post – Hysbyseb Gymraeg 16-1-18

ESL teacher, Nanchang, China. 

January 16, 2018

A guest blog from Chao SUN (Andrew). the Director at BUUK College

I am writing to see if your graduates/students might be interested in an ESL teacher job in China. 

BUUK is a registered training school and licensed to recruit foreign teachers. As with our quick expansion in particular with the kids sector (4-12 years old), we would like more qualified teachers to join our team.

The basic requirement is bachelor’s degree with a TESOL/TEFL,etc. certificate. For details please kindly refer to the attached file or the URL below:

Educational Centre Forever Young Romania summer camps – younger learners

January 16, 2018

 A guest blog from Georgeta Bradatan, Director of Studies at WE Bridge Academy (and a Swansea CELTA alumni):

The Educational Centre Forever Young from Romania organizes summer camps for Romanian kids, where they learn English from native speakers.  We kindly ask you to inform your students about our projects, maybe they will want to to teach English in Romania, by joining our program and explore Romania for free.

The Projects for 2018  are:

PROJECT A: High-flying English:   15th of June  – 20th of July    or  20th of July – 24th of August LOCATIONHotel Cindrel, an elegant 3 stars Hotel, with swimming pool, in a lovely mountain resort, Paltinis, Sibiu, Romania, site of the hotel:

 PROJECT  B: ENGLISH at Dracula’s: 15th of July  – 12th of August  or 11th of August  – 2nd of September  LOCATIONEuro-Park, a luxurious 5 stars Touristic Complex, with a swimming pool, really close to Dracula’s Castle from Bran, Brasov county,  Transylvania, Romania, site of the hotel: 

 We offer :

  • Full board (accommodation and all meals) throughout the whole period spent on our camp and during the trips in Romania, 24 hour medicalcare(doctor and nurse), Free Internet access included
  • 50 EURO/each week – pocket money
  • Excursions to historical sites in Romania  at the weekends (transport, accommodation and entrance fees to tourist attractions are paid for by us): Dracula Castle- Bran, Brasov, Rasnov Fortress, Sighisoara, Sibiu, Paltinis, Poiana Brasov, Castelul Corvinilor from Hunedoara
  • Free transfer from airport to camp
  • Personalized volunteering certificate to acknowledge the work in camp.

 The total value of all these benefits is 2000 EURO.

We have a 20 years experience in organizing English summer camps. Here you have the links to website, where our trainers from UK and Ireland posted their opinion about us:

Apply on our website:


Mihaela Moisa

Project Manager
Forever Young Educational Centre / Mereu Tanar
BACAU, Romania

E-mail: contact@ teachenglishinromania .com

Phone: 004 -0745.532.954, 004-0744.320465

2018 Programme for volunteers (1)


Opportunity: Editor of IATEFL Voices

December 21, 2017

This opportunity may be of interest to more experienced CELTA graduates, or those with particular skills in publishing and writing:



“IATEFL is currently looking for a new editor for its bi-monthly publication for members, Voices, to take over from mid 2018. For further information about this exciting role, and instructions on how to apply, please read the role description.

Click here to read the role description.

Closing deadline for applications: Friday 16 February 2018.”

Christmas Message

December 20, 2017

Happy Christmas to all