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



AGM 2019

This year is an election year.

Nominations for members for the MATEFL Committee
2019 – 2021 election may be sent to MATEFL
either by email at
 info@matefl.org or mail to P.O. Box 2, Gzira.
The closing date for MATEFL to receive nominations is Friday 22nd March 2019. 

Click here for nominations form

Please note that the person putting forward the nomination as well as the person being nominated must be paid up MATEFL members.


Provisional dates for 2019 activities

Date Event Time/Venue
Wednesday 27th March AGM +  90 minute Workshop
(includes election of committee members)

Time: 16:00 – 19:30
Venue: LSC (London School of Commerce)

Saturday 18th May
Seminar by John Hughes 
Time: TBA

Saturday 22nd June Multi-Workshops
Time: 9.15 - 13.15
Venue: TBA

Saturday 30th November
led by various local presenters

Time: 9.15 - 13.15
Venue: TBA

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 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



TEFL & TELT courses 


TEFL & Preparation for the
(Test for English Language Teachers) Exam


    Courses designed and led by

Alan Marsh

click for details

ELT Council 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