Dear Friends from around the world! Welcome to GV Malta English Centre! While I was at University I had a dream….that of opening an English language school, somewhere close to the sea, quaint and Mediterranean in character! St. Paul’s Bay was the place to be and in 1999 my dream came true! Come and learn English in a sunny Mediterranean country and explore our rich history. Here at GV Malta, our fully-qualified teachers are trained to teach English using interactive whiteboards – bringing the fun back into learning! My background stems from having an English mother and with being brought up in an English-speaking world I have no choice but to offer you my beloved language. With many years of teaching English as a foreign language, my passion was and remains the incredibly daunting English language! My hobbies are the outdoors and anything linked to nature, Pilates, Geocaching, swimming and of course, reading when I find a quiet moment. I have bungeed – only once! My dedicated staff and I look forward to welcoming you to GV Malta…. My warmest wishes, Gaby Huhn
My name is Simone and I’m the School Manager at GV Malta. My job is to ensure that all departments of the school work smoothly together and up to standard ensuring all our students have a great experience.
I was born in Malta but grew up in Texas, USA and have now been living in Malta since 1991. As you can imagine I was in a bit of a shock when I first moved back because living on a small island is very different to living in the big State of Texas. However, as soon as I came to Malta I fell in love with the people, the culture and the beaches.
I have been working at GV Malta since practically day one. I have watched the school grow over the years and I’m very proud to say that I have been a part of it. I enjoy my job because I get to meet all kinds of people from all walks of life and seem to learn something new from each one.
At GV Malta we are one big happy family and by coming to our school you become a GV family member forever.
I know you will enjoy Malta because it’s rich in history and with so much to see, which can be done in a short time. Let GV Malta give you the experience you are looking for by combining English language studies with a brilliant holiday.
I look forward to meeting you!
My main tasks are to ensure that the school is running smoothly and to ensure students have the best possible experience while learning English. We are constantly looking for innovative ways to improve the school as a whole and the learning experience within the classrooms. My responsibilities also include the accommodation provided by the school. My priority is to help make your stay as comfortable and hassle free as possible, therefore it is my job to find the ideal accommodation to suit your needs. All our accommodation facilities, whether it may be hotels, self-catering apartment or host families accommodation, have been specifically picked to match GV Malta standards. Saying this, we are constantly working to increase and improve on our portfolio of properties that we currently have at our disposal. I look forward to meeting you and hope you enjoy your time in Malta.
Sales & Marketing Manager
Hello everyone! My name is Rebecca. I am the Sales & Marketing Manager here at GV Malta. I love meeting people from different countries and walks of life. Due to the fact that I am a very energetic and people person I also organize student activities…”the fun stuff”. Malta is small but the list of things to do here is never ending, concerts, cruises, tours, Maltese dinner / BBQ’s as long as you’re in good company everything can be fun. I believe that life is there for the living and one must enjoy ever y possible moment also working hours as that is generally what we spend most of our life doing…I enjoy my job as we are a fantastic team and even though we all started off as colleagues I have now made friends. This is also the same where our students are concerned… you arrive as students / clients but leave as friends with that “bitter sweet” feeling that you will be back ;) I look forward to meeting you all!
Twenty years ago, I started working with foreign students. The reason is because I enjoy meeting new people. The students I meet at GV Malta come from all over the world and I’m interested in learning about new cultures and traditions. I like working here because this school is family – oriented and the atmosphere here is great.
TELT, TEFL, CELTA, Cambridge Hitachi IWB Teacher Trainer
I started working at GV Malta in 2009. Since then I’ve met so many different students from all over the world. I have a passion for teaching and I help students not only to become better speakers, but also to fall in love with the language. No teaching preparation programme can fully prepare you for the reality of the classroom, so I maintain a dynamic attitude that helps me to see opportunity in situations and circumstances.
I’m proud to say that all teachers at GV Malta use Interactive Whiteboards in the classroom: a tool that accommodates all learning styles, allows us to integrate multiple items in a lesson plan, such as websites, photos and music that students can interact with and which has enhanced the way we teach.
In October 2017 I was awarded the Inspiring Professional Award by the English Language Council, after being nominated by my colleagues.
I look forward to meeting you at our school!
Receptionist & Registrations Assistant
What I mostly like is living in a world of opportunities and focusing on challenges.
My career background is in the Hospitality industry, mainly in Italy, so I enjoy welcoming people from different countries and cultures. In my current job, I’m glad to help our students daily at the front desk.
My latest challenge which makes me very proud is assisting the Registrations Department processing bookings and registering different students with interesting names from all over the World.
Here students learn and improve their English, guided by our amazing teachers, enjoy a long summer season and share the experience with new friends!
I look forward to welcoming many new students every week!
William (Charlie) Laidlaw
MA (Cambridge) Philosophy; MA (London) Psychology; CFCIPD (UK) (The UK professional body for people development). Cambridge CELTA through the British
My name is William Laidlaw, but everybody calls me Charlie. I prefer that! It is more informal and says something about how I like to relate to those learning English: as people, not just as students.
I am a native English speaker, a graduate of Cambridge University in England. I have been CEO of my own company in England. I understand business English – but my passion is helping people at whatever level to develop their talent for using English as a means of communication. And for whatever purpose – business, travel, studying abroad – or just for fun! I have taught English from CEO’s to poor rural Children in China as a volunteer to help them escape rural poverty. My passion is simple: to help you be as great as you can be in expressing yourself confidently in English – and to have some great fun as we do it!
CELTA,TESOL, FPC (CII) London
A former Investment financial advisor/life senior sales consultant. Peter also worked in the assurance and insurance industry for a number of years. A desire for a total career change led him to TEFL and after obtaining a CELTA from Bournemouth U.K he focused on Business English. He has previously worked for Tandem Academia and International House (IH) in Bratislava Slovakia before returning to Malta where he worked for a number of years at Britannia College.
He has gained a great deal of experience designing and teaching in-house Business Courses for a number of well known companies in Bratislava. The list of companies includes – Narodna Banka Slovenska, Canon Slovakia s.r.o., Dell, E.N.E.L., Tetra Pak a.s., Coca-Cola, Volkswagen/Skoda and Microsoft
MSc HRM, BA Hons Business & Languages (Warwick), CELTA, TEFL, DipM, GradCIPD
I’m Nicola, which is a man’s name in most European countries, and a female name in English, which has caused a few surprises when I’ve met people for the first time! I’m a native English speaker from Oxford, and a former language student. Having tried to learn Chinese recently too (unsuccessfully!), I know how much of a struggle it can be to learn and acquire a good level of knowledge in a language, so I bring this understanding with me into the classroom. Over the last 6 years, I’ve been teaching in SE Asia across a range of age ranges and levels from poor, rural areas to hi-tech business city environments, and headed up the Business English teaching division in a training school in NE China. Before that, I worked for 20 years in business covering Sales, Marketing, HR, and Training and Development - this last area is where I found my true ‘heart’. I love the fact that teaching English brings people from all over the world together in one place with one goal – to improve their ability to speak and communicate well in English and have a good time doing it. And that’s what I look forward to helping you do!