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 Vella

Anne 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 Glass

Jeremy 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:

Hi, I am Katie and I am from a small town in rural Ireland. I have been working here at Maltalingua since May 2018. I am a qualified secondary school teacher from Ireland specialising in English and Religion. I first came to Malta as a young child with my family and once I finished University I decided that this would be a great place to begin my EFL journey.

Teaching is in my blood, with the majority of my family members involved in education in some way. I believe that teaching is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding jobs.

Other than my fascination with education, food is a passion of mine. I love to cook and experiment with new dishes. One of the best aspects of this job is meeting people from all over the world and getting to learn about their cultures and ways of life. I look forward to meeting you here at Maltalingua in the future!

 



Paul Vassallo

Paul 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 Young

Rachael 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.