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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 – Upper Silesia – Poland – Sept 2017

August 15, 2017

Scott Tattam, the manager of Pascal Connect English School, has written about the opportunities currently available for four teachers at their schools in Rybnik,  Zory, Wodzislaw and Syrynia. All are located in Upper Silesia, Poland.

The jobs are available from mid-late September 2017, and are for qualified CELTA teachers with an interest in teaching both children and adults.

The attachment gives full details

Pascal Connect job offer Aug2017

IATEFL Membership and Marketing Committee

August 11, 2017

IATEFL invites nominations for one post to join the IATEFL Membership and Marketing Committee.

The Membership and Marketing Committee is one of the IATEFL Executive Committees, entrusted with overseeing all aspects of membership (overviewing issues of recruitment and retention of members) as well as with developing, supporting and helping implement an association-wide marketing strategy which aims to strengthen the profile of IATEFL and achieve the marketing, public relations, social media and membership goals set.

They are currently looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic volunteer to join the committee. Please click on the link below to see a full job description, further information on the role and how to apply.

The application deadline is 2pm (UK time) on Wednesday 30 August 2017.
Full description and further information

Scholarship: e-Moderation online training course

August 11, 2017

The Consultants-E offer two annual scholarships as part of a commitment to deliver quality online training to teachers and trainers worldwide. The scholarship consists of a fully funded place on an e-Moderation online course. The course helps you learn the skills you’ll need to become an effective online English language teacher or trainer.

The next e-Moderation online training course runs from 3 – 31 October 2017. For this course, the scholarship is only open to teachers living and working in developing countries . For October the applications close on 31st August 2017.

The March scholarship is offered to teachers living and working in any country in the world.

Scholarship application guidelines .

Important: Applications may only be submitted in January and August for the March and October courses respectively. The scholarship winner will be announced fifteen days after the application deadline.


August 8, 2017


Swansea University’s department of languages, translation and interpreting cordially invites you to join us for the second


discussion forum on Saturday 26th of August

Interpreters in the Community means: people who translate/interpret for their families, friends and other people, without being paid for their services.

Do you have experience of translating and interpreting for people such as: going with them to appointments, being telephoned by them to interpret, reading letters, filling in forms, making phone calls for them, helping them with problems?  Then we invite you to come and share your experiences.

You can be an Interpreter in the Community with or without any professional training and qualifications in translation and interpreting.

You might also translate/interpret on a paid basis, as well as doing unpaid/voluntary work. You could be young or old, rich or poor…

Why should you join the discussion forum?

  • Help us to build a community network of Interpreters in the Community in Wales.
  • Contribute to a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities faced by Interpreters in the Community.
  • Identify the needs of Interpreters in the Community
  • Help us create appropriate resources, and make recommendations for government policy.


The Discussion Forum will be on Saturday, 26th of August, from 10:30am to 14:30pm, at the Glyn Vivian Art Gallery, Alexandra Rd, Swansea SA1 5DZ

Participants will be provided with buffet lunch. Bus fares and parking fees will be paid.

Participants will receive a certificate.

Contact: Dr Filiz Celik on 07787436039 –

Unity in Diversity

August 7, 2017

Wayne Yare is the project coordinator of Unity in Diversity, which runs a support programme of “Food, Friendship, Support and Learning” for asylum seekers and refugees in Swansea.

Wayne has written to remind me that it’s been almost seven years since ELTS started to support this programme, with volunteer teachers and other assistance. He thanks everyone who has contributed to the success of the programme – one measure of this success is that in the last year alone, there were nearly 3000 attendances at the English Language Classes that are provided.

Unity in Diversity  meet at the The United Reformed Church (Carmarthan road), accessed via Caepistyll Street, Swansea, SA1 2BE

(this is not the postal address for communications)

Phone: 07944 523256


You can complete a volunteer registration form if you wish to contribute to the continued success of the programme.

Entry level teachers – Santiago de Compostela (SCQ), Spain – immediate

August 3, 2017

Brandon Morgan, the Director of Studies at OELS English,  has written to me about some attractive new opportunities for newly qualified teachers . OELS English is one of the major English language schools  in the northwest of Spain. Unlike some schemes that have recently sprung up which offer limited experience for little or no pay, this is a real job, working in a supported environment with clear terms and conditions. It’s likely to be very attractive for keen and able new trainees.

He writes:

“The reason why I am contacting you is to let you know that this year we have created a new scheme for newly qualified teachers here in our school that will allow them to gain experience and work with us in a very safe environment with a highly organized program which is designed to facilitate the working abroad experience. 

Our program is working very well so far and we already have our first applicants and even a few confirmed teachers for the next academic year 2017-2018. 

This program is really not more than just a very good job offer but with certain characteristics that have been specifically enhanced or added to make it into a great career opportunity, especially for newly qualified teachers.

Along with everything explained above, I would like you to check our program / job offer so you can take it into consideration as a great opportunity for your students who have recently completed your CELTA program. 

You can find all of the details and information about our program here in this link:

Our goal is to have this year participants already chosen before the end of this month.

Please be aware that this is a normal job, so the chosen teachers will not have to pay 

anything to access these positions at all. They just need to follow the application process

described on our website. 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.”

Brandon G. Morgan │ Director of Studies

OELS English │ Avenida da Coruña, 6 │ Santiago de Compostela │ 15701 │ Spain

T1 +34 981 575 230 │ T2 +34 881 948 011

The Human Rights of Child Refugees – talk Nov. 2017 – Swansea University

August 2, 2017

Eileen Illtyd Memorial Lecture by Lord Alfred Dubs who will give a talk on:

The Human Rights of Child Refugees

30th November

The Great Hall, Swansea University Bay Campus

This event is free of charge and open to the public

Reserve your tickets here:

Directions to the Bay Campus here

Parking is available (Pay and Display)