Malta Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language


MATEFL is an organisation run by and for teachers of English as a Foreign Language. It is dedicated to the professional
developmentof its members, the majority of whom are employed in Malta’s
47 EFL schools, by facilitating the sharing and
exchanging of ideas and keeping abreast of new developments in the EFL world. The Association runs a minimum of three
seminar/workshops a year for its members. The majority of these are led by members themselves in a spirit of sharing the
best of TEFL practice in Malta. Once or twice a year a well-known international practitioner/author is brought over to Malta
to lead a workshop for MATEFL.
MATEFL is an affiliate member of IATEFL



Provisional dates for 2017 activities
Date Event Time/Venue
Wednesday 8th March AGM + Workshop 'Tricks with Texts' led by Alan Marsh(90 mins)

Time: 16:00 – 19:30
Venue: Easy School of Languages,

Saturday 6th May
Seminar led by Antonia Caire
Time: 8.00 - 12.45
Venue: University of Malta
Saturday 24th June Multi-Workshops
Time: 9.15 - 13.15
Venue: Ace English, Level 4 Bay Street Complex, St Julian's
Saturday 25th November Multi-Workshops
led by various local presenters
Time: 9.15 - 13.15
Venue: TBA

MATEFL Presentation and Workshop Proposals
to be completed by teachers intending to present a session at a MATEFL Seminar/Workshop

         The NEST versus NNEST dichotomy
This is an extremely interesting and relevant talk on the question of native speakers and non-native speaker teachers. 
Well worth watching. 


Monitoring Board English
Language Examination

For a list of schools which hold
preparation courses for the above examination click 


click here to take advantage of the reduced rate for affiliate members to
join IATEFL 

click here to find out about sponsorship
to attend an IATEFL conference


TEFL & TELT courses 

TEFL & Preparation for the Monitoring Board EFL (TELT) Exam
Courses designed and led by

Alan Marsh

click for details


MATEFL is always looking for
interesting ELT related articles
for the newsletter.  If you have
something you would like to share
with other members:  an article,
an interesting or funny story or
a favourite lesson plan,
please send it to