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The Wonder Foundation: ‘Sharing Positive Values’ conference 16th February 2018

February 1, 2018

Want to know how Young People can create a more welcoming environment for migrants? How can YOU use policy to transform society?

 Over the past year, The Wonder Foundation have created a series of events as part of a  ‘Knowing Me Knowing You’ campaign, a project aimed at getting young people in better understanding and promoting social integration and changing narratives around migration.

They are reaching out to young people who want to share their experiences and expand their transferable skills to attend a ‘Sharing Positive Values’ conference on the 16th February.

Date: Friday 16th February
Time: 11.00 – 17.00
Location: Ashwell House, Shepherdess Walk, N1 7BD

About Wonder Foundation
: Wonder is dedicated to empowering vulnerable communities through educational development and resources.

This event will be dynamic and informative, and add invaluable experience to your personal development by:

  • Networking with and gaining insights from experts in policy-making and social research (who include top academics, political advisors and community leaders, for full list and bios click here)
  • Developing your critical analysis of policies and ideas
  • Interacting with people from a variety of different backgrounds
  • Collaborating in teams to think holistically
  • Leading workshop stations and holding discussions
  • Writing up your experience for our blog

Sign up using the link here !

A free lunch will be provided and travel expenses reimbursed for those travelling further than six miles, if you provide receipts! The programme is funded by Erasmus +

Olivia Darby FRSA

Director of Policy and Campaigns



English Teaching with the International Voluntary Service – Kenya and Mozambique

February 1, 2018

Today we have a guest blog from Sofia, representing the International Voluntary Service:

“My name is Sofia and I work with the International Voluntary Service based in Edinburgh. IVS is a peace organisation working for the sustainable development of local and global communities throughout the world. We are a leading charity which has existed since 1931, involving volunteers in international exchanges at home and abroad (international voluntary projects). 

We are currently looking for volunteers for two English teaching projects in Kenya and Mozambique!  For more information please visit the following links:

English Teaching in Mozambique PNG

English Teaching in Kenya PNG

Please don’t hesitate to get back with any questions you might have! Thanks for your help! 

Sofia Pira

Administration Support Intern 

International Voluntary Service

Thorn House

5 Rose Street




Registered Charity nos: 275424 & SC039585

Dangos y cerdyn coch i hiliaeth / Show Racism the Red Card

January 30, 2018

Education Worker – Wales

Show Racism the Red Card is an anti-racism educational charity. Our aim is to combat racism through enabling role models, who are predominantly but not exclusively footballers, to present an anti-racism message to young people and society.

The post is involved in delivering workshops to young people and adults throughout Wales, working within the team to help organise anti-racism events, reporting, monitoring and evaluating the work of the team.

Due to some of the Welsh rural locations visited, candidates must have a full UK driving licence and access to a car / driver.  The successful candidate will initially work from home with a view to securing local office space.  The post involves delivering workshops across the whole of Wales with a focus on delivery across North Wales.

21 hours/week
Salary – NJC Scale 22 – 25 – £20,661 – £22,658 (pro rata)
6% pension

The post is for a fixed term period of up to 12 months

Applicants must have:

  • Experience in a similar role including delivering workshops to young people and adults
  • Excellent communications skills; written, telephone and inter personal
  • Commitment to tackling racism and other forms of inequality
  • Ability to meet specific deadlines under pressure
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to develop new educational ideas and activities


To download an application pack please click the link below or write to:

Show Racism the Red Card
The Linskill Centre
Linskill Terrace
North Shields
NE30 2AY


SRtRC offer good conditions of service including, flexible working hours, annual leave of 25 days (pro rata) rising with service, plus bank holidays and a group pension scheme.

Closing date: 5pm Wednesday 21st February 2018

Interviews will be held in north Wales on 13th March 2018


Gweithiwr Addysg – Cymru

Elusen addysgol gwrth-hiliaeth yw Dangos y Cerdyn Coch i Hiliaeth

Ein nod yw brwydro yn erbyn hiliaeth drwy alluogi modelau rôl, sydd yn bêl-droedwyr yn bennaf, i gyflwyno neges gwrth-hiliaeth i bobl ifanc a’r gymdeithas. Mae’r swydd yn ymwneud â chyflwyno gweithdai i bobl ifanc ledled Cymru, gweithio o fewn y tîm i helpu i drefnu digwyddiadau gwrth-hiliaeth, adrodd, monitro a gwerthuso gwaith y tîm.

Oherwydd y lleoliadau gwledig yr ymwelwyd â hwy yng Nghymru, rhaid bod gan ymgeiswyr drwydded yrru DU lawn a defnydd o gar / gyrrwr. Bydd yr ymgeisydd llwyddiannus yn gweithio o’r cartref ar y cychwyn gyda’r bwriad o sicrhau lle mewn swyddfa leol. Mae’r swydd yn golygu cyflwyno gweithdai dros Gymru gyfan gan ganolbwyntio yn bennaf ar gyflwyno yng Ngogledd Cymru.

21 awr/wythnos

Cyflog: NJC Scale 22 – 25 – £20,661 – £22,658 (pro rata)

Pensiwn 6%

Mae’r swydd am gyfnod penodol o hyd at 12 mis

Rhaid i’r ymgeisydd gael:

  • Profiadmewn rôl debyg gan gynnwyscyflwynogweithdai ibobl ifanc ac oedolion
  • Sgiliaucyfathrebu ardderchog; ysgrifenedig,dros y ffôn a rhyngbersonol
  • Ymrwymiad ifynd i’r afael âhiliaeth affurfiau eraillo anghydraddoldeb
  • Y gallu igwrdd â therfynau amserpenodol danbwysau
  • Y gallu i weithio’neffeithiol felrhan o dîm
  • Sgiliau cyfrifiadurolrhagorol
  • Y gallui ddatblygu syniadau agweithgareddauaddysgol newydd


I lawr lwytho pecyn cais, cliciwch ar y ddolen isod neu ysgrifennwch at:

Show Racism the Red Card
The Linskill Centre
Linskill Terrace
North Shields
NE30 2AY


Mae DyCCiH yn cynnig amodau gwaith da, gan gynnwys oriau gwaith hyblyg, 25 dydd o wyliau (pro rata) sy’n codi trwy wasanaeth, gwyliau’r banc a chynllun pensiwn grŵp.

Dyddiad cau: 5yh dydd Mercher 21ain Chwefror 2018

Cynhelir cyfweliadau yng ngogledd Cymru ar 13eg Mawrth 2018

Toyo Gakuen University, Tokyo, Internship, Sept 2018 – July 2019

January 29, 2018

Dr. Sarah Louisa Birchley is an associate Professor in the Faculty of Business Administration & the Deputy Director of the International Exchange Center
Toyo Gakuen University. She has written regarding this ongoing opportunity,  taken up by a Swansea CELTA graduate in a previous year.

“I’m writing to let you know about another opportunity for your students at our university. We are offering an exciting long-term internship in Tokyo at Toyo Gakuen University, from September 2018 through July 2019.
We would be extremely grateful if you could share this information with your colleagues and potential candidates.

The intern would work for us in our International Exchange Center and English Education Development Center, helping to internationalize the campus environment while also working as a teaching and office assistant.
 The successful candidate will also conduct a practical project under supervision that will help them to develop various transferable skills through the experience and gain a deeper understanding of Japan. In addition, the intern will receive a monthly salary for his/her work, commuting subsidy, paid off-campus accommodation, and visa sponsorship.
The intern would however, be expected to cover the costs of a return ticket to Japan.

She/he will work five days a week, Monday through Friday, 9:00-17:00 and be fully supported by a mentor, our faculty, and staff. This would be an ideal opportunity for a recent graduate or a student seeking a semester/ year abroad. We welcome students studying in a variety of disciplines and especially those studying Japanese or with an interest in education and/or culture, intercultural communication. Japanese ability is not required but is welcomed.

If you have a current or former student who would be interested in this opportunity please advise him/her to contact myself, Dr. Sarah Louisa Birchley, Toyo Gakuen University, International Exchange Center with any questions or to apply for the position directly:

Application Materials Required:

1). A resume (in English)
2). A cover letter explaining their background – why they are interested in the position and why they would be an ideal candidate for the position.

Please send the materials to the following email by March 31st 2018:

Interviews will be held via Skype in April and a decision made soon after.

In addition, to satisfy the visa requirements of the intern we may need to have an additional MOU document signed by your university that will cover the specific terms of the internship. If we select an applicant from your institution we will be in touch immediately to ensure we have all the necessary paperwork. It will likely be a one A4 page addendum to our current agreement.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or queries you may have about our program and we look forward to receiving applications.

 LT Intern Poster 2018-2019

Dr. Sarah Louisa Birchley
Associate Professor
Faculty of Business Administration
Deputy Director of the
International Exchange Center
Toyo Gakuen University,
Tokyo, Japan

Business and General English teacher, Milan, Italy – immediate

January 29, 2018

Marina is an ex- Swansea CELTA trainee now working in Italy. She has written that the school she is working with is looking for a native speaker to teach (mainly) Business English but also General. Starting date: as soon as possible.

The school is called Worldbridge. Here is the link to the website: (at the moment it is only in Italian).

Anyone interested can contact:

Chiara Dellea

Director of Studies

tel: +39 366.898.5581

+ 39 02 2111 7535

Candidates should simply write an email to Chiara with the subject “Native English Teacher – Job Offer” sending their CV and she will recontact them.



Research seminar “Double bill”, Swansea University Department of Applied Linguistics, Friday 2nd February

January 29, 2018

Swansea University Department of Applied Linguistics

Friday 2nd February 10.30 – 12.30, Keir Hardie 303

Research seminar “Double bill”

Dr Dawn Knight, Cardiff University

“An overview of the CorCenCC Welsh Corpus project”

This presentation will provide a detailed overview of the ESRC/AHRC funded CorCenCC project (Corpws Cenedlaethol Cymraeg Cyfoes – The National Corpus of Contemporary Welsh). CorCenCC is an inter-disciplinary and multi-institutional project that will create a large-scale, open-source corpus of contemporary Welsh. The scope and vision of the project will be presented, andthe practical, methodological and technical issues involved in the design and construction of CorCenCC will be outlined. The potential impact of the work, including how it break new ground as both a language resource and a model of corpus construction and provide societal, economic and academic benefits will also be discussed.

Professor Rosamond Mitchell, University of Southampton

“Motivation and engagement in early foreign language learning”

Personal investment in foreign language learning, and a positive vision of the future multilingual self, are key to long term learning success. However, in a time of global English, motivation for Anglophone children to learn other languages in school is problematic, despite teachers’ efforts to promote classroom engagement.  This talk will draw on a recent longitudinal study of French in the primary school, using case studies of individual children to examine relationships between different types of engagement, individual learner motivation, and eventual learning outcomes.



January 24, 2018

National Theatre Wales are inviting submissions from Welsh or Welsh based ESOL teachers who also have some experience as performers.

Casting Breakdown: 


National Theatre Wales and Quarantine

ENGLISH is a collaboration between National Theatre Wales and Quarantine.

We’re devising a piece of performance that looks at the relationship between language and identity in the context of migration:

What happens to your sense of self when you move somewhere, and you don’t really know how to say who you are? Right now seems an interesting and complex moment to look at questions around “English-ness” and nationhood and belonging – and perhaps even more interesting and complex to do this in Wales, particularly through the lens of looking at language. The performance will take the form of a language lesson for its audience, a challenge maybe to the notion of “One nation, one language” politics, and a glance towards a future where the use of multiple languages in society is not just commonplace and accepted, but desirable, enriching, maybe inevitable…

Quarantine’s work focuses upon the lived experience of its performers.  It asks questions about representation – about who speaks for whom – and concocts an appropriate form for each piece.  The people on stage are individuals, each with their own story – they are experts in their own lives.

PERFORMER, any gender, playing age 30 – 55

There will be one performer in ENGLISH, on stage alongside a technician and a stage manager.

We’re looking for someone with direct personal experience of teaching, preferably in teaching English as a Second or Other Language.  Our ideal would be that the performer also has personal experience of migration.  It would be an advantage, but not essential, if the performer is Welsh-speaking or has knowledge of the Welsh language.

We’re inviting expressions of interest from experienced performers (any gender) and/or experienced teachers (any gender) who meet the above criteria and are willing to perform and commit to the duration of the project and future touring.  Welsh- or Wales-based performers and/or teachers preferred.

PRODUCTION DATES (please note: you must be available for all dates): 

Research and development: 19th to 23rd March 2018 (Cardiff)

Rehearsals: 8th May to 9th June (Cardiff)

Performances: 14th to 24th June 2018 (Cardiff)

There are plans for future UK and International Touring.

Wage: £585 per week rehearse and play

Relocation, commuting or touring allowance, if/when applicable, will be paid in line with UK Theatre / Equity Subsidised Agreement Rates for 2017-19

NTW Casting Policy:

Every project is unique and NTW auditions to discover the most talented performers who connect to the company’s values and can help us to create extraordinary work. In doing so, NTW is flexible but committed in pursuit of the following priorities across each project:

  • Creating opportunities for performers who are Welsh, based in Wales or professionally trained in Wales.
  • Casting inclusively, promoting equality of opportunity in the arts and authentically representing Wales’ diverse communities.

Additional needs:

We will strive to make any required provisions, at interview and at work, to ensure that everyone has equal access to this opportunity. To discuss how we can meet your access requirements and/or additional needs, please don’t hesitate to be in touch.

AUDITIONS will take place in Cardiff on 8th & 9th February 2018.

** Please let us know your availability for these dates when you suggest yourself.**  

How to apply: 

If you have the relevant skills and experience and are excited about this project, please send your CV, a recent headshot and a little something about why you’d like to be involved in this project (no more than 100 words) to before 6pm on 2nd February.