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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.

Free Signpost Training, Unity in Diversity (Swansea 2015) Community Drop-in

May 25, 2017

This is a guest blog from Wayne Yare, Project CoordinatorUnity in Diversity (Swansea 2015) Community Drop-in.

“On behalf of UiD and SBASSG you are kindly invited to participate in our Free Signpost Training.  Please share with those that would benefit/be interested. 

Online Training Activity Here -> www.uidswansea.com/signpost-training/

With the aim of improving the capacity of individuals/organisations in supporting Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the Swansea area, Unity in Diversity (Swansea 2015) and Swansea Bay Asylum Seeker Support Group invite you to complete the following activity. Participants who demonstrate a clear understanding of appropriate referral routes will receive a digital/printable certificate of acknowledgement in using effective signposting.

Using our Directory of Services, appropriate referral routes will be identified using example case scenarios. As this is designed to improve our collective capacity participants and organisations that contribute extra information on new/existing services will have specific feedback and acknowledgement for improving the directory as contributors.

This training is provided free of charge and is open to any individual/organisation with an interest in supporting asylum seekers and refugees. Organisations that have a number of staff participating will receive acknowledgement in the form of an ‘Organisation Certificate’. It is very important to note that many of the services in our directory support the general population, not just asylum seekers and refugees.

Online Training Activity Here -> www.uidswansea.com/signpost-training/

Printable hard-copy versions of the activity are available on request at the UiD/SBASSG drop-ins. Please see our directory for opening times/locations.

We look forward to your participation.

Kind Regards

Wayne Yare

Project Coordinator

Unity in Diversity (Swansea 2015) Community Drop-in.

Telephone: 07944 523256

Email: wayneyare@gmail.com

 

Unity in Diversity Website: www.uidswansea.com

Unity in Diversity on Twitter: http://twitter.com/uidswansea

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Unity in Diversity Location – Map

IATEFL Scholarships for 2018 conference

May 22, 2017

Every year, IATEFL have scholarships for the conference. These are valuable awards, designed to engage teachers who may otherwise be unable to attend. There are various awards, some designed for special interests, and others more general. You do not, in every case, need to be an IATEFL member to apply.

Here is more information in a repost of the IATEFL Scholarship Working Party announcement.

“Scholarships for the 2018 IATEFL conference

We are pleased to announce that the information regarding scholarships for the IATEFL Conference 2018 in Brighton is now live on the conference website, here.  Applications will open on Thursday 18 May 2017, and the deadline for submissions is 15.00 GMT (16.00 BST) on Tuesday 18 July 2017. You will be contacted with the result of your application at the beginning of September, so please be sure you keep an eye on your email during that time.

If you look at the list of scholarships, you can see general guidelines about which scholarship may be most appropriate for you. However, please read the text for each scholarship very carefully, as each one has its own requirements. Every year, our scholarship winners say, ‘I never thought I would win!’ But to win, you have to apply, so please have a good look at the scholarships on offer, and see which one you could apply for. Below are a couple of quotes from past winners:

‘Apply. Go on – do it!’ With almost exactly these words, a colleague urged me to apply. The result has been joy, sharing, meeting dedicated others like me, and future pathways. So, go on – do it!

Winning an IATEFL scholarship is an awesome experience and a great privilege for an English language teacher-researcher. I feel that anyone can aspire to win this great award. So, be confident. Go ahead! You may be in the list of scholarship winners next year.

Please visit the scholarships page and start thinking about which scholarship you might like to apply for. Be sure you also read the FAQs and general guidelines for all scholarships, as well as the information on each individual scholarship you might be interested in. We look forward to receiving your applications!

Maureen McGarvey, Chair Scholarship Working Party

EFL teachers wanted at ELTS – Summer 2017

April 28, 2017

ELTS are looking to fill two positions working on our General English Summer Programme. The contract length is 6 weeks teaching with three days paid induction prior to course commencing. Course dates are: 28th June – 11th August. All classes will be taught on the Singleton Campus and it is a full-time contract.

If interested can CVs be directed to Jo Parfitt (j.f.parfitt@swansea.ac.uk). She’ll also be able to answer any questions.

New Teachers needed – York English follow up. York English, Fuzhou, China.

March 24, 2017

Adrian Booth, of York English, Fuzhou, China has written to follow-up on an advert for teachers placed last year:

” Following from my email last year I wanted to write a quick update. … We have had some great, high quality applicants that are now happily settled in York English, Fuzhou, China.

 

As it has gone so well, I have decided to write to you  again as we have immediate vacancies to fill (and spaces opening up over the next few months).

I would be very grateful if you could pass on our attached information package to your new students again in the hope we can continue to employ CELTA qualified, native English speaking teachers.”

York_English_Information_Package_(2017_Final_Version)

Recruiting Advertisement Final

 

 

Teaching with English Excel in Hong Kong

March 22, 2017

Victoria Ntizonglou, the  Recruitment Manager @English Excel School of English has written about opportunities with her company:

“We are currently recruiting for a number of ESL teaching position starting in April 2017 and onwards into 2017.  I have attached some information about Excel Excel and I would be grateful if you could share this with your students/graduates if they are interested in seeking a position overseas.”

victoria.ntizoglou@english-excel.com

EnglishExcelAdwithTestimonials

Free Signpost Training – Referral Routes for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the Swansea area

March 15, 2017

This guest posting is by Wayne Yare, the project coordinator of “Unity in Diversity” (Swansea 2015)

“On behalf of UiD and SBASSG you are kindly invited to participate in our Free Signpost Training. 

With the aim of improving the capacity of individuals/organisations in supporting Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the Swansea area, Unity in Diversity (Swansea 2015) and Swansea Bay Asylum Seeker Support Group invite you to complete the following activity. Participants who demonstrate a clear understanding of appropriate referral routes will receive a digital/printable certificate of acknowledgement in using effective signposting.

Using our Directory of Services, appropriate referral routes will be identified using example case scenarios. As this is designed to improve our collective capacity participants and organisations that contribute extra information on new/existing services will have specific feedback and acknowledgement for improving the directory as contributors.

This training is provided free of charge and is open to any individual/organisation with an interest in supporting asylum seekers and refugees. Organisations that have a number of staff participating will receive acknowledgement in the form of an ‘Organisation Certificate’. It is very important to note that many of the services in our directory support the general population, not just asylum seekers and refugees.

Online Training Activity Here -> www.uidswansea.com/signpost-training/

Printable Versions are attached to this email and also available on request at the UiD/SBASSG drop-ins. Please see our directory for opening times/locations.

We look forward to your participation.

SBASSG & UiD – Directory of Services and Links – Printable Version

SBASSG & UiD – Signpost Training – Printable Version

 

 

English Teachers in ELICOS – Brisbane, Australia. Casual – 4 weeks only initially!

March 14, 2017

This vacancy via Sven Lindholm @Educaloxy

“English Teachers – ELICOS – Navitas English

Brisbane, Casual

Navitas is a diversified global education provider that offers an extensive range of educational services for students and professionals including university programs, English language training and settlement services, creative media education, workforce education and student recruitment.

Navitas, or PIBT as it was then, was founded in 1994 with the goal of helping more international students succeed at university in Australia via improved student support and an extended academic year. Since this time Navitas has significantly expanded the services it offers its students and clients and is now creating opportunities through lifelong learning for over 83,000 people in 23 countries per year.
We are currently recruiting talented ELICOS teaching professionals to work at our Brisbane centre. This role is likely to be 4 weeks definite work with a possibility of extending.

Essential skills and experience

• Bachelor degree, or equivalent
• CELTA, or equivalent
• Authorisation to work in Australia
• Experience teaching General English
Desirable criteria
• Experience teaching IELTS or Cambridge Courses

What we offer

An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate. The Navitas Group offers
outstanding long-term career opportunities within Australia and abroad, and is values driven and an equal
opportunity employer.

Enquiries and applications, including a cover letter and resume, should be sent to Louise Kane at Louise.Kane@navitas.com.

Successful applicants require working rights in Australia, and will be subject to relevant pre-employment checks, which may include a National Police Check and/or a Working with Children Check.

See entry at Educaloxy for full details.