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Meet our Teachers

  • Teachers

Onze Engels cursussen worden gegeven door een internationaal team van toegeweide docenten waarvan de meesten Engels als moedertaal hebben.

John Duff

  • John

BRITISH - Born in Jarrow Tyne & Wear. ''I'm a Geordie!''

Please tell us about your teaching experience.

''I have been teaching English since 2012. First and foremost I am a Telecommunications Engineer with Technical Training experience since the age of 25. I am now 62 years old so I have a lifetime of experiences to share with the students.''

Please tell us what you love about Malta.

''The Maltese people are very similar to Geordies, if you need anything they will bend over backwards to help you. The Maltese islands are steeped in history so if you like the sun the sea and stories about the past then Malta is the place to be.''

Please tell us about your favourite Alpha School Student memory.

''A young Belgian girl came to learn English at Alpha school. The day she arrived she couldn’t speak a word of English. She started in the Beginner class for a couple of weeks until she could say simple English greetings and phrases. She continued in the Elementary class for a number of weeks until she was confident enough to come to my class (Pre-Intermediate). In Pre Intermediate she took off exponentially. She actually told me that it was her duty to learn English because she had promised her Mum. She did not go out in the afternoon or evening but only studied English. She was at Alpha School for four months and went back to Belgium at Upper Intermediate level speaking and writing English almost fluently. The moral of the tale is you can do anything if you put your mind to it.''

Tony Harwood

BRITISH - ''I'm from the Isle of Wight!''

Please tell us about your teaching experience.

''This is my third year as an English teacher in Malta and I can honestly say I have enjoyed every minute of it. (Well that is apart from the time ............)''

Please tell us what you love about Malta.

''Ice cream!''

Please tell us something you really want to say.

''You meet a huge number of students and each one teaches you something about them, in turn. Each brings a unique challenge to the class and the stories they tell educate entertain and delight. That’s usually when the magic happens and your students begin to enjoy exploring their new language, as they focus on telling their tales! It’s their confidence that shows you that you have a good class! I only hope that they are back home now saying good things about the English, our language and our culture.''

Mary Abela

AUSTRALIAN

Please tell us about your teaching experience.

''I did my CELTA course in Australia in September 2012 and started teaching at Alpha School of English in February 2013. I’ve been teaching at Alpha School ever since. I’ve also completed a Train the ELT Trainer course and I’m enjoying my role as a Teacher Trainer.''

Please tell us what you love about Malta.

''The relaxed life style and that everything and everyone is just a stone’s throw away.''

Please tell us about your favourite Alpha School Student memory.

''Favourite Alpha Student memory is relived every time a former student (normally a young learner) walks into the classroom for lessons with a huge grin on their face and gives me a big hug and is happy to be back at Alpha School learning English.''

April Howes

  • April Howes

BRITISH

Please tell us about your teaching experience.

''I started teaching at Alpha School of English in early 2009 and although I enjoy teaching very much I now tend to spend more time in the office than in the classroom as there is such a lot of organisation to do.''

Please tell us what you love about Malta.

''The weather.''

Please tell us something you really want to say.

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Chris Reene

  • Chris Reene

BRITISH

Please tell us about your teaching experience.

''I’ve been teaching since graduating from Uni in 1998 so I have many years of classroom experience under my belt. In the UK I teach 11-16 year olds in a Secondary School in south-east England. I have taught Science but now I teach languages full-time. In Malta I teach English as a Foreign Language to people of all ages and I’ve been doing this since 2011. I love my job in both countries!''

Please tell us what you love about Malta.

''I adore everything about Malta from its people to its climate and from its ancient history to its modern history. There’s just so much to see and do on such a small set of islands. A simple swim in the sea is my ultimate pleasure though. I encourage as many people as possible to visit Malta to experience the place first-hand.''

Please tell us your favourite Alpha School student memory.

''It is difficult to pick out just one moment in my teaching career that is the most memorable but something I get a buzz from every time it happens is when one of my students understands something clearly for the very first time. It is like turning on a light. They are always happy and it makes me feel happy too. It’s extremely rewarding and such a feel-good moment. Brilliant.''

Peter Warren

  • Peter Warren

BRITISH - ''I'm from London!''

Please tell us about your teaching experience.

''I have been teaching English for 3 years, just under two years teaching French students for a private company in the UK and just over one year here at Alpha School.''

Please tell us what you love about Malta.

''I had been travelling to Malta on holiday for about twenty years before deciding to come and settle here. The local people are some of the friendliest that I have ever met and the local cuisine is excellent. Although it can be really hot in the summer months, Malta has an ideal climate for living and enjoying life to the full. My favourite places in Malta are the fishing village of Marsaxlokk and the splendid old city of Mdina which overlooks the whole northern and eastern regions of Malta.''

Please tell us about your favourite Alpha School Student memory.

''It's a joy to be teaching English especially to those students who are of lower levels and to see the improvement they make, even in just a few weeks. One student in particular who I really enjoyed teaching, and who thrilled me the most, was an Italian man – He could hardly say anything when he first came into my classroom, his vocabulary was limited and he didn't know very much grammar. Several weeks later in a one-to-one class, this was actually the last class I had with him, he spoke solidly for two hours about his life, family, work and interests. What a transformation! The man I first met several weeks earlier who kept apologising for his inability to speak is now able to hold a conversation with an Englishman.''

Fun Alpha School Facts

  • Meer dan 90% van ons docententeam is Brits, Australisch of Zuid-Afrikaans
  • We ontvangen studenten uit meer dan 40 verschillende landen elk jaar
  • We bieden al sinds 1991 Engelse- en sportcursussen aan
  • We zijn de pioniers van Engels cursussen voor families in Malta
  • 99% van onze studenten zou Alpha School aanbevelen aan een vriend
  • We opende onze dependence in Gozo in 2014
  • We bieden meer dan 20 verschillende sporten aan
  • We bieden meer dan 100 activiteiten aan
  • We hebben 16 verschillende types accommodatie
  • We hebben een multinationaal team op kantoor met full-timers, part-timers en stagiaires uit Malta, het Verenigd Koninkrijk, Polen, Frankrijk & Duitsland
  • Alpha School werd vroeger St. Paul's Bay English Centre genoemd
  • Wij waren de eerste school die werd geopend in het noorden van Malta – in 1991
  • We bieden thuistraining voor ons lesgevend personeel met een docententrainer uit het Verenigd-Koninkrijk die Malta twee keer per jaar bezoekt
  • We hebben de reputatie de vriendelijkste school van Malta te zijn

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