Learn English Through Stories (LETS) using Mobile Media at Swansea University Singleton Campus

Learn English Through Stories (LETS) using Mobile Media – see video at Cherish-De’s Learning Through Stories page

 

Guest Lecture

Monday 27th February 2017 – 16:00-17:00

Wallace Lecture Theatre, Wallace Building – Singleton Campus SA2 8PP

Prof. Alka Hingorani & Sanket Pethkar (IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India) will talk about their Learn English Through Stories (LETS) project

 

Design Workshop

Tuesday 28th February 2017 – 10:00-16:00

Venue To Be Decided soon (on Singleton campus)

Brainstorming collaborations, prototypes, and ideas for extending the Learn English Through Stories project.

All welcome. Refreshments provided.

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For more information  please contact Thomas Reitmaier

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Job Opportunity: Accommodation Development Worker with SBASSG

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“Share Tawe Accommodation Development Worker.

  • 21 hours a week
  • 2 year post, funded by Lloyds Bank Foundation
  • Based in Swansea
  • Salary £21,000 per annum Pro Rata. Statutory pension contributions

We are looking for someone to co-ordinate and develop our work with destitute asylum seekers. S/he will:

  • Coordinate Share Tawe – a successful scheme which links asylum seekers who have been made destitute, with local volunteer households willing to offer accommodation.
  • Pilot and evaluate a “shared house” project for asylum seekers and refugees
  • Help people move on from destitution

The successful candidate will be:

  • A clear and sensitive communicator
  • A person of sound judgement and able to prioritise
  • Highly organised and with good written English and IT skills.

Ideally they will have experience of working alongside asylum seekers and refugees – or first-hand experience of seeking asylum.

However we are interested in all applicants who have the commitment, skills and attitudes needed for work.

Interview date: 1st March 2017

Closing date for applications. Friday 10th February 9.00am

Candidates must email their completed applications in word format (not in pdf or any other format) to alantswansea@gmail.com to reach this address by Friday Feb 10th 9.00am.

If you have any practical difficulties in filling out this form, please email marilynmilesthomas@gmail.com  As SBASSG is a small volunteer led organisation we are not able to deal with general enquiries prior to interview.

Download the Application Pack for Accommodation Development Worker and email completed application forms to  alantswansea@gmail.com by Friday Feb 10th 9:00am.”

Original post by Eleri here: https://swansea.cityofsanctuary.org/2017/01/26/job-opportunity-accommodation-development-worker-with-sbassg

Free English Classes in Swansea University: February-April 2017

“ELTS offers free English Language Classes to any non-native speaker of English in the local area at Pre-intermediate level or above via our Teacher Training programme.

There does not need to be any connection to the University. Please circulate these details freely to likely participants and within your own networks.

Here are the details:

  • Wednesday 1st February – Friday 7th April 2017
    • Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays – 1300 – 1500
    • Keir Hardie Room 250 Upper Intermediate
    • Keir Hardie Room 130 Intermediate (not Thursdays)
    • Keir Hardie Room 230 Pre-Intermediate
  • We will hold drop-in registration sessions for new students as follows. These will be in:
  • ELTS’ foyer, floor 3 Margam Building, Singleton Campus:
    • 1200-1500 Tuesday 24th January
    • 1200-1500 Wednesday 25th January
    • 1200-1500 Thursday 26th January

Students with additional queries should contact:

p.l.neville@swansea.ac.uk

While we try to accommodate all who wish to attend, pre-registered students will have priority if numbers reach our class limits.

We regret we are not able to reimburse travel expenses.”

Thanks to our funders

Update 7 December 2016:

We have been successful in funding applications to:

Logos will be posted!

Hafan Books

EVENT cancelled on Thursday 26 May – due to clash with Swansea Poetry Slam.

Hafan Books (the publishing project allied with Swansea Bay Asylum Seekers Support Group) will be at the Slam.

All welcome. Entry free. Books for sale!  Recently published:

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  • You and Me Two by Alhaji Sheku Kamara  love poems for Aminata and for all lovers, everywhere, in west African reggae style
  • Zola’s Story by Zola Gidi – a few years ago, Zola successfully resisted attempts by the Home Office to deport her to South Africa, with massive popular support in Swansea. Here she tells her story
  • Asylum by Eric Ngalle Charles – a disturbing documentary drama: what happens to an asylum seeker whose story is not believed

Also, new poetry pamphlets in the ‘Boiled String’ series:

  • Stars by Childe Roland (black on dark grey, limited edition)
  • Six of Clubs by Childe Roland (grey on white, limited edition)
  • Çekoslovakyalılaştıramadıklarımızdanmısınız or Long Words by Nia Davies: experimental poetry about language, power, gender and violence
  • Teint: for the Bièvre / pour la Bièvre by Zoë Skoulding and Jean Portante: experimental poetry about hidden Paris, memory and dreams, with translations into French

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