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 2018 activities

Date Event Time/Venue
Wednesday 14th March AGM + two-hour Workshop by Alan Marsh

Time: 16:00 – 20:00
Venue: Easy School, St. Ursula Street, Valletta

Saturday 5th May
Seminar led by Antonia Caire
Time: 8.00 - 12.45
Old Humanities Block ALT,
University of Malta
Saturday 23rd June Multi-Workshops
Time: 9.15 - 13.15
Venue: ACE English
Malta, Bay Street Complex, Paceville
Saturday 1st December
led by various local presenters

Time: 9.15 - 13.15
ACE English Malta, Bay Street Complex, Paceville

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



MATEFL is always lookingfor
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


TEFL & TELT courses 

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

Alan Marsh

click for details

Monitoring Board English
Language Examination

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

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. 

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

Click here