Maltalingua Team

Susanne Whalley - School PrincipalSusanne Whalley
School Principal

Hello, my name is Susanne and I am the School Principal at Maltalingua.

I have been working with Maltalingua since 2015 but can already see that it is different from the other schools across the Island.

Originally from the U.K. and a career in banking, I decided to move to the sun and change my life completely. I moved to Malta in 2001 and started a new career in the EFL industry, where I developed a passion for teaching which still continues today.

In my free time, I enjoy walking, travelling and music. I look forward to welcoming you to Maltalingua.  

 

Michael PorrittMichael Porritt:
Director of Studies

Hi. My name's Michael and I'm the Director of Studies here. I joined Maltalingua in December 2017 and I am really enjoying meeting the students and seeing their progress in English.

Before I came to Malta, I taught in the UK, Bulgaria, Italy, Poland, and Vietnam. I love being able to help people achieve their dreams - whether it's to travel around the world, to attend university in English speaking countries, or whatever it is that they want to do with English.

In my free time, I like reading books, playing football, and doing yoga. I look forward to meeting you here at the school!

 

Karen SoraciKaren Soraci:
Assistant Director of Studies

Hello, my name is Karen and I’m the Assistant Director of Studies here. I started working for Maltalingua in May 2018 and I can say that it is a great working and learning environment. I truly enjoy being part of the team.

I have experience working in schools and universities in Italy, Turkey, Malaysia and now Malta. Even though I haven’t been in this country very long, it is already evident to me that this is a great little island with a lot of character.

I’m definitely in the right place as in my free time I love going to different beaches and spending time in the sun. I’m also into reading and I’m always interested in learning different languages. I can't wait to meet you all!

  

JulianJulian Micallef
Student Welfare Officer

Hi, my name is Julian Micallef and I am the Student Welfare Officer at Maltalingua Language School. My main role at the school is that of the wellbeing of our students, which means my job is to be there to answer and assist you as well as I can. My responsibilities include running the leisure programme for our adult students and managing of our student apartments.

I am Maltese and love this little island. Being Maltese gives me the advantage of knowing what to offer our students, whether it is historical sites, day trips to Gozo or the best parties on the island!

I graduated in Hospitality and Tourism Management and over the past seven years, I have gained invaluable experience working in tourism and various other language schools.

I'm a very active person and am always on the go, which also helps me in my line of work. I love sports and keeping fit. I practise cross lifting and find that pushing yourself in any sport is not only good for you but beneficial in maintaining a strong self-discipline attitude towards life.
 


Sean BamberSean Bamber
Junior Programme Manager

Hi Everyone!

My name is Sean and I am the Junior Programme Manager for Maltalingua. I have been working with the school for over 2 years now, however, I have been working in the industry for around 9 years.

I was born in Malta, and am passionate about local history, and leisure activities. This makes my role in managing our youngest learners leisure time truly enjoyable.

I am an energetic and fun-loving person. I spend most of my free time on the go, travelling, spending time on the beach, and checking out the most popular events on the island. I look forward to meeting you all!

 

JulianTania Assuncao
Online Distance Learning Manager

Hello, my name is Tania and I am the Online Distance Learning Manager here at Maltalingua. I joined Maltalingua in February 2018 and it’s been a great experience! The team is incredibly friendly and professional, and the students are lovely. You can find me at reception during break time to answer any questions about your course, and of course, about our online lessons.

I am Portuguese, but I’ve lived in different countries, namely Portugal, England, Malta and Mozambique, and I can speak Portuguese, Spanish and English. I have been working in the Education sector for 10 years and I have experience in both teaching and academic management.

I really enjoy my job and live by the motto ‘Find something you love to do and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.’ I am looking forward to meeting you here at Maltalingua!

 

Marialuisa EspositoMarialuisa Esposito
Head Registrar

Hi everyone, my name is Marialuisa and I've been working as a student registrar for Maltalingua since 2016. I am Italian and I have an M.A. in Modern Languages and Literature, thanks to that I speak four languages: Italian, English, French, and Spanish.

After graduating, I moved to Malta and started working in the Tourism field, where my language skills proved to be extremely helpful. This is particularly true for my job at Maltalingua, in whose friendly atmosphere I have the opportunity to get in contact with students of many different nationalities.

My two main passions are reading and drawing, and in my free time, I really enjoy exploring this little, awesome island I fell literally in love with.


 

EvelynEvelyn Kostner
Senior Registrar

Hello, everyone, my name is Evelyn and I've been working as a student registrar for Maltalingua since 2013. I am from the northern part of Italy, close to the Austrian border. I grew up in a bilingual environment, which has been a big advantage for my career. I’ve worked and lived in Italy, Dublin and now in Malta.

I’ve been working in tourism for almost 20 years, mostly in the hotel industry. I still always enjoy taking care of the correspondences and bookings of our students. I like the mix of nationalities and the friendly, family atmosphere of our school very much. I love how Malta has so much to offer: amazing beaches, mild weather and historical sights.

I enjoy spending time with my beautiful son, swimming, cycling, socialising and I have a special passion for travelling and getting to know different cultures and ways of living. I am looking forward to welcoming you all with a smile :)

 

Jesika StockertovaJesika Stockertova
Registrar

I’m Jesika and I have been working at Maltalingua since November 2017. I’m Czech so I am responsible for the Czech/Slovak and Spanish market as well because I speak Spanish too. I studied at Salamanca and lived in Spain for a while.

I have achieved a bachelor’s degree in International Relations – British and American studies.  In my free time, I love to go to the gym, run or to do any kind of sport. I love to cook and travel. I miss eating tapas in Spain!

I like to work at Maltalingua because I have very nice colleagues who have become my friends. I have met a lot of people from different countries at Maltalingua and I am happy when I help make their dreams come true to come to study English in Malta with us. I looking forward to meeting with all of you!

 

Emőke ReindlEmőke Reindl
Registrar

Hi, I am Emőke from Hungary. I am fluent in Hungarian, English & German. I joined Maltalingua in 2018 and I really enjoy working with awesome, hardworking colleagues who do everything they can to make sure that our students are well taken care of and have a memorable stay.

I have lived in Malta for nearly 5 years. I like to explore its hidden natural treasures. When I am not wandering around I like to keep fit by doing Zumba, watching cartoons and I love superhero movies! I look forward to welcoming you soon to the sunny island of Malta!

  

 

Vladyslav Hryshchenko
Registrar

Hi, My name is Vladyslav and I’m a student registrar for Maltalingua. Originally from Ukraine, I speak Russian, Ukrainian and of course English.

I’m quite new to Malta. I moved here at the end of 2017 and I can’t get enough of this sunny and beautiful island. If you ask me where do I want to spend the next 10-15 years of my life – I would say that I want to spend that time right here!

I'm a very positive and easy going person. I really enjoy playing tennis and swimming. I can't wait to welcome you to Maltalingua!