Teachers

Maltalingua teachers are Native English level and come to us from all around the world. Our teaching faculty are required to hold an internationally recognised University of Cambridge CELTA or DELTA qualification (or equivalent). We focus on recruiting friendly, mature, well-educated and energetic teachers who engage with students on a familiar and individual basis. Our teachers are paramount to the success of our students and are key to the successful provision of our curriculum.

We encourage individual teacher and student integration both inside and outside of the classroom and as such teachers are very much involved in day-to-day school activities and frequently accompany students on school social activities.

We believe that the success of any language school is highly dependent upon the strengths of its teachers.  The Maltalingua academic team is specifically trained to teach English as a Foreign Language and are required to incorporate our modern EFL teaching philosophy and to adapt lessons for our students.

 

Abbie LeggeAbbie Legge:

I’m Abbie. I am from a small town in South Wales. I am a CELTA qualified teacher and love teaching in a communicative, relaxed environment. In the classroom, I aim to guide the students and enable them to learn through actually using the language.

I like there to be a sense of teamwork in the class when I am teaching. I get a great feeling of pride when I see the students working and problem-solving together and improving their English along the way.

Outside of the classroom, I like all things art and music and I love to travel and meet new people. Different languages and cultures fascinate me. Teaching English has enabled me to meet so many people from so many different walks of life as I have taught teenagers and adult from all over the world. I am excited about what this career path will hold for me in the future. 

 

Andrew LewisAndrew Lewis:

Hello! I am Andrew from York, UK. I am a CELTA qualified teacher and I have been teaching at Maltalingua since February 2019.

Before coming to Malta I was teaching in Spain. I have experience in teaching a variety of class types, from General English to exam preparation, for a variety of students, from private students, businesses government ministries and military organisations.

In the classroom, I bring a variety of life experiences I have gained from travelling and language learning (Arabic in Yemen, Spanish in Bolivia). When not teaching, I enjoy travelling and improving my language skills. I am looking forward to teaching you at Maltalingua.

 

  

Anne VellaAnne Vella:

I’m Anne and I have been teaching the English Language, intermittently for the past thirty-five years. I particularly love teaching English to foreign students as I enjoy working in a multicultural environment and seeing my students progress and also grow in confidence. In fact, teaching EFL is definitely one of my passions and something I find immensely rewarding.

Having worked at several EFL schools locally, I can safely say that Maltalingua is a truly unique language school and can offer you a very special experience. You will find that not only the teachers but all members of staff are extremely supportive. Feeling at home and being able to relax in a family-type atmosphere will greatly facilitate the speed at which you learn.

Apart from being a qualified teacher (Cert. Tesol, U.K) with additional training in teaching Business English, I am a university graduate in Sociology and have studied Special Education at postgraduate level.

 


Jeremy GlassJeremy Glass:

My name is Jeremy and I have been teaching at Maltalingua School of English since March 2017. My experience in EFL spans nearly 40 years. My career started as a secondary school teacher of English Language and Literature at a private college in Malta. Later, I also taught English at an American high school on the island.

In the 80s, I worked in Libya, teaching students studying to become technicians and engineers in the oil industry. For 20 years, I worked as an EFL teacher in Saudi Arabia, teaching young adults general English as well as ESP (English for Aviation). I also helped students planning to attend UK universities as part of the IELTS programme.

After finally leaving the Middle East in 2015, I decided to return to the place where my career in English teaching first began. I do not regret my decision as I have found Maltalingua to be a very well-managed and professionally directed language school. In between trips back to my second home in Scotland, I also spend my free time researching the rich history of Malta, and in collecting various items of Melitensia to add to my growing collection. 

  

Katie RyanKatie Ryan:

Hello everyone! My name is Katie and I am the Academic Coordinator here at Maltalingua. I started teaching at this school in May 2018 and have enjoyed every minute since.

I moved to Malta many years ago and, although I left for university in Ireland, I always seem to find my way back to this beautiful island. If I am not teaching, I enjoy getting to know the students at the school. We have a wide range of nationalities so it is always interesting to learn from each other.

Teaching, for me, isn’t a job. I feel as though I am lucky to have found a job which I enjoy so much and it’s all because of the team we have working here as well as the students. I look forward to getting to know you here at Maltalingua!”

 

 

Paul VassalloPaul Vassallo:

Hi, I'm Paul.

I started teaching in 2009. I thought teaching would be a great summer job, but when I met my first class, everything changed! I learnt that teaching was a fantastic way to make new friends and help students to become better at English.

It was loads of fun! Since 2009, I have worked in a lot of different schools and many classrooms, and I’ve met some amazing individuals. Teaching is now my full-time profession, and I would never change it.

Working at Maltalingua has been an engaging and rewarding experience. I like working here because of the professional development and the friendly atmosphere.

When I'm not teaching or learning more about teaching, I like to spend my time reading, playing table-top role-playing games, creating and editing videos and practising my close-up card magic! 

 

Rachel YoungRachael Young:

Hi, I’m Rachael and I’m from Scotland. I made the decision to retrain and move abroad and now I am a CELTA qualified teacher in Malta. I started with Maltalingua in June last year and haven’t looked back. The school is almost like a family and we have a strong and supportive teaching team.

I really enjoy meeting our students and find myself learning from them as much as they learn English from me. We work hard but the reward comes from seeing how our students improve and develop.
I am happy I have chosen Malta and Maltalingua has chosen me, I am sure you will feel the same when you join us. When I’m not teaching I enjoy reading and love to cook.