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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.

Teacher – Insidenglish,Torremaggiore, South of Italy – for Sept. 2017

July 18, 2017

Laura Shearer has got in touch with me to request a trained CELTA teacher for her school in Torremaggiore, Italy.  She writes that:

“Unfortunately, I find that every year, we have trouble finding someone who has the minimum requirements we are looking for – a minimum of CELTA plus degree.  A lot of interested applicants have weekend course or online TEFL certificates and we are looking for more than that in our new teachers … We are looking for a teacher to start mid-September so we do have a couple of months to fill the post.

In the past we have employed newly qualified teachers with great success.  We are small school (5 teachers) , but we do a lot to support new teachers such as running regular workshops, peer observations and DoS observations.  We also have teachers working in our staff who have several years’ experience, so  I think we offer a good opportunity for someone who is starting on their TEFL career as there is always someone on hand to offer advice to a new teacher in the staffroom.

I’ve attached our job advert for this year.  If anyone would like to know more about the post, I have an info sheet about the school and the area I can pass on.

EFL Teachers – 2017 Insidenglish job ad – copy compressed pdf

Laura Shearer


Via Marsala 101

Torremaggiore (FG)


Tel 0039 0882 381419

Internships in Phnom Penh, Cambodia – 10 weeks duration

July 18, 2017

The English Centre for Education  in Cambodia are offering a variety of internships in Cambodia.

Each internship has a duration of ten weeks, and this includes a week for orientation and a week off. You earn $600 for this period, but will need to meet most of your own expenses, including travel and visas. There is a contact in Swansea – Neal Evans – to discuss this with, and you are encouraged to speak with him to get a better idea of the opportunity and the responsibilities that come with it.

More details:Internship in Phnom Penh

Teacher, London Bridge School, Altamura / Gravina, Italy – September 2017

July 14, 2017

Gildas Evrard Bibalou, the Director of London Bridge, writes:

“I’m writing to inform you that our school London Bridge srl, situated in Altamura and Gravina in the South of Italy, will need two full time teachers for a start in September 2017.

Please find enclosed the job description.

This opportunity is being opened  to qualified applicants who send their CV or file to

Teacher of English Job Description

African Community Centre, Swansea. Fundraising event, Thursday July 20th 2017

July 14, 2017

The African Community Centre is delighted to announce that our annual fundraising event will take place at The Hyst –  210 High Street Swansea SA1 1PE on Thursday July 20th – 7pm start.

Entertainment includes the wonderful Ify Iwobi and Co, singing by the Acapella Sanctuary Sisters, Poetry by friends of the ACC, a raffle and a scrumptious 3 course meal tenderly prepared by Twale Cuisine.

Tickets are £20 per person. Drinks are available at the venue.

Details: Annual ACC Fundraiser Poster A4

Mondragonlingua, Basque Country, Spain – immediate

July 14, 2017

Emma Kieren, the teaching coordinator for Mondragonlingua, has written to tell me that they are interviewing immediately for two positions  for English Language Teachers.

Information is attached.

MondragonLingua 2017-8


FIRST Swansea and West Wales BAME Network Meeting – 19 July 2017

July 14, 2017

Gerli Orumaa, the Regional Coordinator – Swansea Ethnic Youth Support Team (EYST) has written to invite people to the FIRST Swansea and West Wales BAME Network Meeting:

19 July 2017, 11am-1pm @
EYST Wales Office
Units B & C; 11 St Helen Road
Swansea SA1 4AB

“The forum welcomes ethnic minority people living in the region and people who want to work toward greater racial equality in the region.   The forum will work to influence politicians and decision makers to create policies and practices which better reflect the needs of BAME people.

What we will do at the first meeting:

• Get to know each other –  meet new people and colleagues;
• Identify pressing issues which affect lives of ethnic minority people living in the area;
• Create an action plan to improve lives of ethnic minority people living in Swansea and West Wales.

We do understand this is a big region and some people live and work far from Swansea.  If you can’t attend the network meeting because of the travel, we will be sure to get out to you to be sure your voice and ideas are included.

EYST is partnering with City and County of Swansea and South Wales Police organising this forum as part of the All Wales BAME Engagement Programme.

Please RSVP to

Swansea City Football Club – Equality and Inclusion Advisory Group – closing Monday, July 24 2017

July 14, 2017

Swansea City Football Club are looking to recruit new members to form part of the club’s first Equality and Inclusion Advisory Group (EIAG).

Formed as part of the club’s efforts to promote inclusion and eradicate discrimination, we’re seeking passionate and enthusiastic representatives from charities, community groups, NGOs or not-for-profit organisations who can provide strategic and expert advice to Swansea City in this area.

The group will support Swansea City in the delivery of its Equality Action Plan and play a pivotal role in overseeing its outcomes. Therefore, individuals wishing to apply will need the appropriate knowledge and experience of affecting positive change at private or public companies.

This fantastic opportunity comes with a minimal time commitment of quarterly meetings. However, please note that the posts are available on a volunteer-basis only with no salary, but travel expenses to attend quarterly meetings will be covered.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please download the document below and complete a short application and return to the club’s Equality Manager via e-mail on

EIAG application – 278KB


Please note the closing date for applications is Monday, July 24.