Malta as a Top Quality
ELT Destination	
  

efl.mb.mede@gov.mt	
  
ELT	
  industry	
  in	
  Malta	
  
Originated	
  in	
  the	
  1960s	
  
Regulated	
  in	
  1996	
  by	
  means	
  of	
  a	...
Birth	
  of	
  the	
  ELT	
  industry	
  in	
  Malta	
  
•  Began	
  as	
  a	
  coMage	
  industry	
  of	
  small,	
  oNen...
Birth	
  of	
  the	
  ELT	
  industry	
  in	
  Malta	
  
•  Industry’s	
  development	
  required	
  improved	
  
quality	...
A	
  significant	
  industry	
  
•  Average	
  of	
  6%	
  of	
  total	
  tourist	
  arrivals	
  
•  226,360	
  weeks	
  
•...
Way	
  forward	
  
•  ConAnues	
  to	
  grow	
  as	
  a	
  safe	
  desAnaAon	
  for	
  the	
  junior	
  
market	
  
•  Inv...
EFL	
  Monitoring	
  Board	
  
Licenses	
  all	
  EFL	
  schools	
  
Issues	
  teaching	
  permits	
  
Examines	
  teacher...
EFL	
  Monitoring	
  Board	
  
•  Student	
  informaAon	
  booklet	
  in	
  5	
  languages	
  
•  Minors	
  Welfare	
  Pol...
Qualified	
  academic	
  staff	
  
•  Minimum	
  qualificaAons	
  for	
  teachers,	
  DoSs,	
  
annexe	
  managers,	
  and	
 ...
TELT	
  
•  Test	
  for	
  English	
  Language	
  Teachers	
  
•  Level	
  4	
  qualificaAon	
  
•  Assesses	
  teachers’	
...
TEFL	
  Cert.	
  
•  StandardizaAon	
  of	
  all	
  pre-­‐service	
  TEFL	
  
qualificaAons	
  offered	
  by	
  schools	
  i...
Quality	
  assurance	
  

Non-­‐
academic	
  
visits	
  

Academic	
  
visits	
  

Quality	
  
assurance	
  
Non-­‐academic	
  visits	
  
•  Unannounced	
  
•  Ensure	
  compliance	
  with	
  the	
  legal	
  noAce	
  and	
  
EFL	
 ...
Academic	
  visits	
  
•  Announced	
  
•  Support	
  the	
  maintenance	
  and	
  development	
  of	
  
academic	
  stand...
New	
  model	
  for	
  academic	
  visits	
  

InspecAon	
  

Consultancy	
  
Academic	
  visits	
  
•  Assess	
  whether	
  schools	
  have	
  a	
  saAsfactory	
  
and	
  effecAve	
  mechanism	
  in	
...
ELT	
  Malta	
  Conference	
  
• 
• 
• 
• 
• 

CPD	
  opportunity	
  for	
  all	
  English	
  teachers	
  
Annual	
  event...
ELT	
  Malta	
  Conference	
  
3rd	
  ELT	
  Malta	
  Conference	
  
•  “Teacher	
  or	
  Learner”	
  
•  24-­‐26	
  October	
  2014	
  
•  Keynote	
  sp...
Inspiring	
  ELT	
  Professional	
  Award	
  
•  SAmulaAng	
  achievement	
  in	
  ELT	
  
•  Teachers	
  who	
  inspire	
...
Contact	
  us	
  

•  efl.mb.mede@gov.mt	
  
•  hMp://eflmalta.gov.mt	
  
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Malta as a top quality ELT destination

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The EFL Monitoring Board regulates the English Language Teaching industry in Malta, which is world renowned as a top quality destination by students wishing to improve their English proficiency. This presentation highlights the measures that Malta is undertaking in order to raise teaching standards and offer students a stellar learning experience.

An overriding theme that appeared throughout Malta's annual signature ELT event was the importance of connecting with students, tapping into what makes them tick, and incorporating the use of technology in the classroom. Please read our accompanying article ''Malta continues the push to improve teaching standards'' here: http://bit.ly/Y4g4nQ.

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Malta as a top quality ELT destination

  1. 1. Malta as a Top Quality ELT Destination   efl.mb.mede@gov.mt  
  2. 2. ELT  industry  in  Malta   Originated  in  the  1960s   Regulated  in  1996  by  means  of  a  legal  noAce   Taught  English  to  about  1.15  million  students   Approximately  80,000  students  per  year  from   more  than  60  countries   •  42  licenced  schools  of  varying  sizes   •  •  •  • 
  3. 3. Birth  of  the  ELT  industry  in  Malta   •  Began  as  a  coMage  industry  of  small,  oNen   family-­‐run  schools   •  English  is  one  of  Malta’s  two  official  languages   •  An  aMracAve  holiday  desAnaAon  due  to  its   locaAon,  hospitality,  and  culture  
  4. 4. Birth  of  the  ELT  industry  in  Malta   •  Industry’s  development  required  improved   quality  standards   •  This  led  to  the  need  to  regulate  the  industry   so  as  to  ensure  high  standards   •  Malta  was  the  first  country  to  have  specific   legislaAon  to  govern  all  aspects  of  this  sector  
  5. 5. A  significant  industry   •  Average  of  6%  of  total  tourist  arrivals   •  226,360  weeks   •  Liaison  with  Malta  Tourism  Authority,  law   enforcement,  and  all  other  stakeholders  to   ensure  a  quality  service  
  6. 6. Way  forward   •  ConAnues  to  grow  as  a  safe  desAnaAon  for  the  junior   market   •  Investment  in  the  increasing  demand  for  adult   language  development,  especially  in  the  field  of  ESP:   ­   Business  English   ­   AviaAon  English   ­   Medical  English   ­   Legal  English   ­   Technical  English  
  7. 7. EFL  Monitoring  Board   Licenses  all  EFL  schools   Issues  teaching  permits   Examines  teachers’  language  awareness   Assesses  pre-­‐service  teacher  training  courses     Regulates  academic  and  non-­‐academic   aspects  of  a  student’s  stay   •  Responsible  for  quality  assurance   •  Promotes  CPD   •  •  •  •  • 
  8. 8. EFL  Monitoring  Board   •  Student  informaAon  booklet  in  5  languages   •  Minors  Welfare  Policy   •  CollaboraAon  with  all  stakeholders  to   ascertain  students’  safety  
  9. 9. Qualified  academic  staff   •  Minimum  qualificaAons  for  teachers,  DoSs,   annexe  managers,  and  teacher  trainers   •  Minimum  number  of  hours  for  DoSs  and   teacher  trainers   •  Emphasis  on  conAnual  professional   development    
  10. 10. TELT   •  Test  for  English  Language  Teachers   •  Level  4  qualificaAon   •  Assesses  teachers’  language  awareness  
  11. 11. TEFL  Cert.   •  StandardizaAon  of  all  pre-­‐service  TEFL   qualificaAons  offered  by  schools  in  Malta   •  Level  4  qualificaAon   •  Course  assessment  mechanism  
  12. 12. Quality  assurance   Non-­‐ academic   visits   Academic   visits   Quality   assurance  
  13. 13. Non-­‐academic  visits   •  Unannounced   •  Ensure  compliance  with  the  legal  noAce  and   EFL  Monitoring  Board  policies   •  Teachers  with  a  valid  permit   •  Presence  of  DoS  on-­‐site    
  14. 14. Academic  visits   •  Announced   •  Support  the  maintenance  and  development  of   academic  standards  of  teaching  in  EFL  schools   •  Encourage  schools  to  implement  monitoring   mechanisms  and  developmental  processes  
  15. 15. New  model  for  academic  visits   InspecAon   Consultancy  
  16. 16. Academic  visits   •  Assess  whether  schools  have  a  saAsfactory   and  effecAve  mechanism  in  place  to  ensure   that  teaching  standards  are  being  maintained   •  Ascertain  whether  teachers  are  being   supported  in  their  CPD   •  Support  schools  in  their  efforts  to  develop  a   strong  culture  of  CPD   •  Teacher  poreolios  
  17. 17. ELT  Malta  Conference   •  •  •  •  •  CPD  opportunity  for  all  English  teachers   Annual  event   380  delegates   InternaAonally  renowned  speakers   CollaboraAon  with  various  academic  and  non-­‐ academic  enAAes  
  18. 18. ELT  Malta  Conference  
  19. 19. 3rd  ELT  Malta  Conference   •  “Teacher  or  Learner”   •  24-­‐26  October  2014   •  Keynote  speakers:   –  Carol  Read  –  IATEFL  President   –  Jim  Scrivener   –  Lindsay  Clandfield   –  Jamie  Keddie   –  Ron  Carter   –  Simon  Borg  
  20. 20. Inspiring  ELT  Professional  Award   •  SAmulaAng  achievement  in  ELT   •  Teachers  who  inspire  their  peers   •  hMp://youtu.be/VxcDpoCD3B0      
  21. 21. Contact  us   •  efl.mb.mede@gov.mt   •  hMp://eflmalta.gov.mt  

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