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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 needed – Busto Arsizio – Northern Italy – October 2018

July 13, 2018

A to-the-point request from Italy!

Teachers needed – Busto Arsizio – Northern Italy – October 2018

Flyer: Teachers TEFL CELTA 2018 2019 adv


Ms. Valeria Salmoiraghi

 Centro Lingue di Busto Arsizio s.s. Cambridge Open School

Viale Duca D’Aosta, 19 – 21052 Busto Arsizio (VA) – tel. 0331 627479 – fax 0331 634280

IH Moscow immediate and ongoing

July 13, 2018

Edward Evans has written from IH Moscow.

“We are looking for teachers of English, as well as teachers of Spanish and French.

BKC-IH recruits CELTA graduates with a Pass grade, and offers a large amount of support and training for less experienced teachers, making it a great place for teachers who have just qualified. We are able to recruit from around the world (not only from the EU), and our main recruitment period is September/October, although we recruit throughout the year. Our school is part of the International House network, and upholds its strict quality standards.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Edward Evans

Publicity Poster: Teach English in Russia at BKC International House Moscow

Erasmus+ graduate internships in Seville 2018

July 13, 2018

An ex-trainee has written to me about the Erasmus+ opportunities in Seville – here are her comments:

“I’d like to spread the word about an internship programme that I think would definitely be of interest to your mailing list. It’s via Erasmus+ but recruitment is organised by a company that I’m currently interning with. They actually run internships throughout the year, every three-four months, but at the moment are recruiting for their September placements.

I can vouch for the experience first-hand as I’m currently doing one of the Spanish-speaking ones! They give 100 euros a week living costs and everything’s very nice and civilised. Very good for career development, CVs, etc, and the TEFL placements would a good first step into teaching for those who want a smooth transition into living abroad, as the placements are only for 3 months.

Please do pass this on to the CELTA alumni mailing list if you think it would be of interest to people. The company’s trying to locate avenues where they can reach out to good quality eligible applicants!!

Miranda Burgess

Here’s the official advert:


Brighton Third Sector Training is currently recruiting for Erasmus+ graduate internships in Seville. Our internship opportunities last for three months and are fully funded by the Erasmus+ programme, including accommodation, flights and living costs. They comprise of two branches: 

  1. Positions in the fields of Teaching English as a Foreign Language and Teaching Assisting. Applicants should have a CELTA or similar level of qualification.These roles do not require Spanish speakers. However, it would be advantageous to have a basic understanding of Spanish.
  2. Positions requiring intermediate-advanced levels of Spanish, in the fields of: Ecology and Conservation, Marketing and Social Media, Community Development, Translation, and Project Coordination.

All placements start in September. Applicants must currently reside in the UK and have the right to live and work in the EU. If you are a Spanish National or if you will still be enrolled in studies during the internship period, unfortunately you are not eligible to apply – in this case please do not try!

To view our Job Descriptions and for instructions on how to apply please visit:



American Village Camps in France – September 2018

July 3, 2018

Mark Buckley, a technical assistant with American Village, has written with information about their village camps.

“Job Description : American Village Camps in France

Position Title : English Language Camp Counselor

Dates : Positions available starting in September 2018

Location : One of our 5 language villages across France. Exact location to be announced after hire.

Description : American Village Camps in France is looking to hire English-language camp counselors!  We have programs that are British-themed and American-themed.  Our camps have been running with success for 24 years! 

Our immersion camps create a positive environment where it is fun, natural and necessary to use English. Each camp also focuses on cultural exchange. Native Anglophone counselors lead activities & English classes. Activities are things like sports, arts and crafts, large-scale games, skits, story-telling, song-leading & cheers. Counselors are also responsible for the safety and well-being of the campers under their care. Counselors live at camp for the duration of their contract.

This is a unique work experience in rural France, working on a multi-cultural team and meeting people from all over the United Kingdom and North America – all while having fun with the campers under your care.

  • Monthly Salary : 1170 euros per month, before French taxes
  • 50 euro travel reimbursement within France
  • All housing and meals are paid for by the employer (around 30 euros/day/person)
    • We do not provide family, couples, or pet housing
  • Accident/liability insurance while working
  • Our Website : 

 An ideal English language counselor applicant is : 

  • Someone who is outgoing, fun and energetic!
  • Someone who is responsible, organized and tidy!
  • Someone who loves working with people of all ages!

 Minimum Qualifications :

  • We seek camp counselors who are native English speakers.
  • minimum age 20, (generally applicants are 20 to 35 years old)
  • recent camp counselling or childcare experience
  • clear criminal history
  • a positive professional reference
  • a high school diploma (A-levels) from a school in an anglophone country
  • Knowledge of French is not a requirement!
  • Having a CELTA diploma is not a requirement, but can be a plus!

 Want to apply? Read more about the program and access the online application on our website:



Autumn Camps – American Village





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