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 (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) or DELTA (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) 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 is required to incorporate our modern EFL teaching philosophy and to adapt lessons for our students.

  
Carine WightCarine Wight: CELTA, BA (Hons) in History of Art and French

Hello! I'm Carine and I'm a CELTA qualified teacher at Maltalingua. I am from Scotland

There is a great atmosphere at the school and all the staff is incredibly motivated and supportive.

I'm from Glasgow, a rainy but exciting city in Scotland with lots of culture and creativity! My past teaching experience is mainly with young learners.

I love teaching children and young people because the classes are full of energy and every day is very different! Additionally, I have an undergraduate degree in Art History with French from the University of Glasgow.

Dudley BakerDudley Baker: CELTA, BA (Hons) in Philosophy and Media Studies

Greetings! I’m Dudley and I get great satisfaction from learning about different people and cultures from around the world.

Teaching, for me, is about adventure and I consider every day to be a new one. I get to learn a lot from the people I meet and I believe everybody has a story to tell.

Before coming to Malta, I was teaching in Java, Indonesia. I spent many years living there and it was an unforgettable experience. But it was time to return to somewhere near my homeland, the UK. I couldn’t have hoped for a warmer, more welcoming place to express myself as a teacher, Maltalingua is a truly unique place to learn and teach.

In class, I always encourage open discussion and like to maintain an atmosphere of inclusion – everyone has an opinion! I have a strong interest in philosophy so I love to explore thought experiments and investigate important issues. I’m CELTA qualified and have a BA (Hons) in Philosophy. In my free time, I like to make weird and wonderful music with my keyboards, I love creativity!

Kirstie AttardKirstie Attard: TEFL, BA (Hons) in English / MA in Romantic and Victorian Literary Studies

My name is Kirstie and I’m a TEFL qualified teacher from Malta.

I have been teaching at Maltalingua since 2015 and I love it. I love meeting new people from different cultures and teaching people of all ages.

I aim to make my lessons as fun and as interesting as possible and strive to maintain a relaxed environment that the students can thrive in.

I also have a Masters in Romantic and Victorian English Literary Studies and can always be found with a book in hand. I also love music, the theatre, and appreciating the beautiful island I come from.


Maria ThuliMaria Thuli: TEFL

Hello everyone! My name is Maria and I am a teacher here at Maltalingua where I started teaching in October 2016.

I have been teaching English as a foreign language since as far back as 1998, here in Malta as well as in the German-speaking part of Switzerland where I lived and taught English to students of all age groups and levels, besides piano performance (which is my second profession) for 13 years.

Teaching is my passion! I find it great to see students enjoying learning and at the same time continuously progressing their skills.

Being a teacher at Maltalingua has been a fantastic experience and I really appreciate the friendly and professional team here and the fact that our students, who are from all over the world, are really keen to learn and thus an actual pleasure to teach! Look forward to meeting you here at Maltalingua!


Rachel YoungRachael Young: CELTA

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.


Ffion SleemanFfion Sleeman: CELTA / IELTS EXAMINER, Postgraduate Degree in Translation

Hi there everybody! My name is Ffion and, despite being fiercely proud of being Welsh, I have spent over half of my life living and working in a range of countries, which has given me a great appreciation and thirst for learning more about as many different countries and cultures as I can.

I am relatively new to Malta, but have already fallen in love with the country’s colourful people and breath-taking landscapes – as I’m sure you will! However, what has most pleasantly surprised me has been the refreshingly unique atmosphere at Maltalingua as, during my twelve years of experience as an English teacher, I have never come across such a welcoming and collaborative atmosphere where, whilst academic standards are demanding, the main focus is always on the well-being of students and staff alike.

As well as being a certified CELTA teacher, I am also an experienced official examiner for various Cambridge exams, including the internationally renowned (and feared!) IELTS exam. In addition to this, I am a keen linguist with a BA in French and Spanish and an MA in Translation and draw upon my passion for learning languages to help students find theirs.

Ruth ThompsonRuth Thompson: TEFL, BA (Hons) in English Literature and Creative Writing

My name is Ruth, and I am a TEFL qualified ESL Teacher with over three years of teaching/tutoring experience.

While completing my degree in English Literature and Creative Writing, I worked with my university as a tutor for first-year English Literature/Language (and Creative Writing and Foreign Language) degree students.

The most compelling part of this- and teaching in general- was watching my students develop and improve over the course of their degree.

Teaching to me is a didactic platform and imparting knowledge to help others is something I am deeply passionate about.

I am so grateful to have been fortunate enough to make the move to Malta and fulfill my dream job of teaching abroad.

Anne VellaAnne Vella: CertTesol

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.