Maltalingua Team

Amanda Vassallo - School PrincipalAmanda Vassallo
School Principal

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

I have been working with Maltalingua since 2019 but can already see that it is different from the other schools across the Island. Originally from the U.K. and a career in Promotions and Time Management Training, I decided to move to the sun and change my life completely.

I moved to Malta in 1988 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 dancing, art, walking, travelling, and music. I look forward to welcoming you to Maltalingua.


Tania AssuncaoTania Assuncao: DipTesol
Director of Studies

Hello, my name is Tania and I am the Director of Studies 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 experience here at Maltalingua. I am Portuguese, but I’ve lived in different countries, namely Portugal, England, Malta, and Mozambique, and I can speak English, Portuguese, and Spanish. 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!


Tania AssuncaoKatie Ryan
Assistant Director of Studies

Hello everyone! My name is Katie and I am the Assistant Director of Studies 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!


JulianJulian Micallef
Operations Manager

Hi, my name is Julian Micallef and I am the Operations Manager 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.

Giorgio RobertiGiorgio Roberti
Junior Programme Manager

My name is Giorgio and I am the Junior Programme Manager here at Maltalingua. I am from Italy but I moved to sunny Malta in 2018.

I am a friendly and sporty person. I love to challenge myself, try and learn new sports and hobbies. My new passions, well, I have recently become interested in rugby and chess!

My background is in Sport Science and Sport Management and I have been working with teenagers and kids for over 10 years.

At Maltalingua school, I found the perfect environment to express myself, helping the students with their daily needs and making sure they have an exciting and lovely experience during their stay.

Looking forward to meeting you!


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 :)


Olga Emerson

Hi. My name is Olga. I have been working as a student registrar at Maltalingua since 2018. I am Russian, originally from Kazakhstan. I spent several years living in England, moved to Malta 3 years ago and now enjoy life under the sun.

I have been working in the education industry for many years. I really like working with people, communicating and helping people achieve their goals.

Despite the fact that I have not worked at Maltalingua School for very long, I have been aware of this school since 2013 and have always admired the atmosphere, attitude towards students, and the educational methodologies. I can now take pride in being part of the team of this school. I love spending time with my family, cooking, travelling, trips to the seaside and dancing salsa :)