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Writing Instructors – Nazarbayev University – Kazakhstan

August 29, 2017

Karie Pieczynski, the director of the writing centre at Nazarbayev University writes:

“The School of Humanities & Social Sciences (SHSS) at Nazarbayev University invites applications for Instructors in the Writing Center. The Writing Center is in the process of expanding to serve the wider university community, and we are looking for candidates who want to work with motivated students and contribute to our developing program. Successful candidates will be expected to teach first year composition and/or public speaking courses, as well as discipline specific writing courses at intermediate and advanced levels. Instructors will also serve as tutors in the Writing Center, and may teach Communication courses or be involved in developing courses and workshops to support other undergraduate schools, graduate programs, and faculty across the university.

Essential Qualifications

 A Masters degree in English, Rhetoric and Composition, Teaching English, Science Writing, Professional/Technical Writing, Communications, or related fields

 3+ years of experience teaching writing at a tertiary level

 Excellent communication and collaboration skills

 An appreciation for flexibility in a developing context

 An interest in continuing professional development

Preference will be given to applicants with experience working in international settings and expertise in teaching writing for STEM disciplines or teaching Communication courses. This is a three-year appointment with the possibility of renewal.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference including at least one from someone who can address the candidate’s teaching abilities. Enquiries and applications should be directed to Please send all materials as attachments. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. We anticipate hiring candidates to begin in January 2018 and August 2018. Applications will be reviewed until positions are filled. Complete applications received by 15 September 2017 will receive fullest consideration for January 2018 hires. Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Nazarbayev University was launched in 2010 as a premier national and regional university, partnering with some of the most internationally recognized names in Higher Education. The strategic partner of the SHSS is the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Admission to NU is highly competitive, and the student body is selected from the top high schools throughout the country and region. Most students participate in a foundation year program, and thus enter the School of Humanities and Social Sciences with extensive English language training and academic preparation. SHSS programs emphasize student-oriented learning, with small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio of about 12:1. All classes are taught in English.

Nazarbayev University offers an attractive benefits package, including: competitive compensation; housing based on family size and rank; relocation allowance; air tickets to home country, twice per year; no-cost medical insurance, with global coverage; educational allowance for children.


English teachers, Hunan, China

August 29, 2017


Gina Zhu writes from China UK Development Limited:

“We are looking for English teachers to teach English in China. This programme aims to improve Chinese students’ listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. In addition, teachers will be expected to develop students’ confidence and interest in their studies.
This promises to be a comprehensive international teaching experience, where teachers will have the opportunity to live in a country with an extensive history and fascinating culture. Additional benefits include a generous wage, working visa, health insurance, free accommodation (including utilities), and an airfare reimbursement. More information is available on

Job description

Come and work with the Welsh Refugee Council / Dewch i weithio gyda Chyngor Ffoaduriaid Cymru.

August 29, 2017

Dewch i weithio gyda Chyngor Ffoaduriaid Cymru.

Mae cyfle unigryw a chyffrous wedi codi yng Nghyngor Ffoaduriaid Cymru. Rydym yn chwilio am Swyddog Datblygu Busnes i gynorthwyo i lywio a datblygu gallu a seilwaith y sefydliad.

I fod yn llwyddiannus yn y rôl hon bydd angen i chi fod yn frwdfrydig, gan nodi a dilyn cyfleoedd busnes newydd ar gyfer y sefydliad ynghyd â rhoi cymorth rheoli prosiect gwych. Byddwch hefyd angen sgiliau cyfathrebu a rhyngbersonol gwych i sicrhau bod y cyfleoedd hyn yn cael eu gwireddu.

Dyddiad cau cyflwyno Ceisiadau: 5yp, 1 Medi 2017

Lluniorhestr fer:  4-5 Medi 2017

Gwahoddiad i gyfweliad: 5 Medi 2017

Dyddiad cyfweliad: 11 Medi 2017

Os ydych yn credu bod y rôl hon yn addas i chi, lawrlwythwch a chwblhewch y ffurflen gais a chyfleoedd cyfartal. Yna e-bostiwch hi at Fel arall, gallwch bostio’r ffurflenni wedi’u cwblhau at: Rôl Swyddog Datblygu Busnes, Althea Collymore, Cyngor Ffoaduriaid Cymru, 120-122 Broadway, Caerdydd, CF24 1NJ.

Am fwy o fanylion am y rôl e-bostiwch Althea Collymore neu

Come and work with the Welsh Refugee Council.

A unique and exciting opportunity has arisen at the Welsh Refugee Council. We are looking for a Business Development Officer to help shape and develop the capacity and infrastructure of the organisation.

To be successful in this role you will need to be enthusiastic and driven, identifying and pursuing new business opportunities for the organisation as well as provide great project management support. You will also need to have excellent communication and interpersonal skills to ensure that these opportunities become a reality.

Deadline to submit Applications: 5pm on 1st September 2017

Shortlisting:  4th September – 5th September 2017

Invitation to interview: 5th September 2017

Interview date: 11th September 2017

If you think this role is just right for you, download and complete the application and equal opportunities form, then email it to  Alternatively, you can post the completed forms addressed to: The Business Development Officer Role, Althea Collymore, Welsh Refugee Council, 120-122 Broadway, Cardiff, CF24 1NJ.

For more details about the role email Althea Collymore or

WRC Application Form – 2017

WRC Application Form – 2017

Job Description- Business Support and Development Officer

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 –