CONFERENCES/EVENTS:

 

UPCOMING:

List of Upcoming Translation Studies Conferences:
https://est-translationstudies.org/resources/list-of-conferences/

English UK English Language Teaching Conference, 21-22 April:
https://www.englishuk.com/elt-conference

NAFSA 2021 Annual Conference and Expo
https://www.nafsa.org/conferences/nafsa-2021
June 1-4

IATEFL (the International Association for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) 19-21 June):
https://www.iatefl.org/conference/home

IATEFL Special Interest Groups (SIGs: Interest Section equivalents) are holding their pre-conference events:
https://www.iatefl.org/events

IATEFL associated (affiliates equivalent) on their website too:
https://www.iatefl.org/iatefl-associates-events

Including the NATESOL (North West England) association conference, 15 May:
NATESOL Annual Conference 2021

TESOL Spain. Their conference has just passed: http://www.tesol-spain.org/en/pages/1/convention-2021.html

ONGOING
ELTon Innovation Awards: the awards recognise the organisations, teams and individuals whose original approaches are helping to shape the future of English language teaching and learning. 

WESTMINSTER’S EMPLOYABILITY RESOURCES:

University of Westminster-Ask a Mentor: allows you to have a ‘one-off’ conversation with a professional to provide career advice

University of Westminster Mentorship Scheme: 6 month program during each semester that matches accepted students with UoW alumni. Must complete a minimum number of sessions, log-entries, and session questionnaires.  

NOTE: Career Mentoring Scheme-next application September 2021

Careers and Employability Service Blog – helping students stay up-to-date with the latest information on the events taking place, as well as sharing useful employability information from both students and employers. 

EngagePlus – featuring tutorials on application and CVs, mock interviews, aptitude tests and so much more!

LAS Placement Seekers Guidea guide for LAS students looking for a work placement.

Westminster Employability Award – an employability achievement award supporting your career and personal development by formally recognising the extra-curricular activities you complete during your time at the University of Westminster.

Explore Teaching Scheme:
For 15 days, you support a teacher in a school or college while exploring a future career in teaching.

Applications available: 6th April and close on the 24th May

Contact: exploreteaching@westminster.ac.uk

 

 

EMPLOYMENT/CREDENTIALS

  1. Types of Jobs in the Field
    Intercultural trainer
    ESL/ELL Instructor vs EFL instructor
    Translator vs. Localization Specialist (Marketing)
    What can I do with a Modern Languages degree? – This website highlights the demand for postgraduates who possess diplomas that showcase their language skills as well as how they could make the most of career opportunities.
    Prospects – Teaching training and education; English as a foreign language teacher; What can I do with a linguistics degree?
    Target Jobs – TEFL/TESL Teacher

    2. Job posting sites/institutions related to these fields
    BALeap: the global forum for EAP (English for Academic Purposes) Professional
    Oxford English Schools:Private ESL school with several locations in U.K., U.S. and Canada
    The UniJobs
    Jobs.AC.UK
    Reed.co.uk: Reed posts various different jobs. You just have to type what kind job you’re looking for in the search bar to begin. One of the good things about Reed is that it posts recent jobs. This means that you don’t have to worry about whether or not the post is old. Tip: uploading your CV onto the website will ensure you get quicker responses from a potential employer.
    UK.Indeed.com: Same as Reed.
    Adzuna.co.uk: Same as Indeed and Reed but less well known. Could be advantageous as it would mean less competition.
    NAFSA Job: Jobs related to teaching, international student advising, admissions,

    3. How to teach/get work in the U.K. (especially as an international student)
    QTS (Qualified Teacher Status): how to get your credentials as a teacher recognized in the U.K. (Required only if you want to get into teaching at primary and secondary school levels)
    QTLS(Qualified Teacher Learning Skills): Website is by SET (Society for Education and Training). They train teachers who want to progress their career in further education, vocational teaching and training. Recently it’s been declared that teachers who possess QTLS can also teach in primary and secondary schools as well.
    It should be noted that both cannot be attained. You would have to pick one.

    Licensed Sponsors: this is a link of all of the employers in the U.K. who are qualified to offer Tier 2 work visa sponsorship to international employees. *Note: You can skip to the letter ‘U’ to see which universities offer sponsorship for adjunct professors
  2. Teaching/TutoringExperience and Internship Opportunities:

Target Jobs – Teaching

Explore Teaching FAQ

Getting Into Teaching with St Mary’s University

TeachFirst – Introduction to Teaching

Get Into Teaching

Role: Volunteer Online Tutor

Organisation: Exam Star

Role: Online Maths or English Tutor

Organisation: Action Tutoring

Role: Volunteer Tutor

Organisation: The Tutorfair Foundation

Role: Mentoring Tutor

European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe Traineeship:The ECML offers traineeships, lasting in general 6 months, twice a year. According to their field of interest applicants can choose the main area in which they would like to be involved


NETWORKING

  1. Common membership groups/Professional Development Opportunities
    Sietar U.K.for intercultural training events, membership
    TESOL: provides members with an active forum that posts questions, links to job opportunities and calls for proposals/articles
    British Council: teaching resources, current projects, training opportunities
    LinkedIn Corporation: A professional networking service which connects employers to potential employees and it gives job hunters the opportunity to post their CV’s.
    NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world’s largest and most diverse nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange
    European Society for Translation Studies: Founded in Vienna in 1992, the Society now has members in more than 46 countries. It functions as a network for research, a forum for exchange, and a center for research resources.
    Modern Language Association: the Association of Departments of English (ADE) and the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (ADFL) advocate for departments of English and departments of languages other than English, respectively. Together, they represent nearly fifteen hundred departments, writing programs, and humanities divisions in two- and four-year colleges and universities across the United States and Canada.
    The European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council for Europe: The ECML’s Strategic Objectives are to help its member states implement effective language teaching policies
    U.K. Arts and Humanities Council: Postgraduate/research funding for research in the areas of language-based area studies and cross-council initiatives

    6. (External) Mentoring opportunities
    Sietar U.K. Boost Program: provides free mentoring (for members) with seasoned intercultural trainers

 

 


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