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!
Teen Leisure Coordinator & Admin Assistant
Hello! My name is Denise and my duties involve various aspects of administration - mainly assisting our Operations Manager with the smooth running of our school, offices and accommodation facilities. Besides this, I am very proud to be chosen as coordinator of our newest and most exciting expansion - GV Malta Summer Camp, which will be opening its doors to our younger students this summer. The camp, where our young and teenage students will be accommodated, taught and entertained, is located on beautiful premises and grounds covering a large area of the prestigious Tal-Virtu’ district in Rabat. I very much look forward to welcoming all of you young students at GV Malta Camp this summer. I promise you a jam-packed programme of entertaining classes, amusing activities and fun-filled excursions!
I am a cheerful person from Spain and I’ve been living on this beautiful Island for the past three years. My background is in administration and finance, so I very much enjoy my time in the office working with both the registrations department and accounting.
I think Malta is the right place to meet new people from different countries and cultures. For a sociable person like me, the time I spend in Malta gives me a great opportunity to keep learning from others on a daily basis. I believe you never stop learning!
Before I started working at GV Malta I was lucky enough to be a student at the school, therefore it is easy for me to understand the difficulties students face and I am happy trying to help the students solve their problems.
Please feel free to contact me, I will be very glad to help you with any questions you might have.
Director of Studies
An enthusiastic professional with over 10 years of experience in EFL, in Malta for the last 8 years. M.Sc. in Tourism, B.A. in Pedagogy, CELTA and DELTA qualified. Given numerous speeches, presentations and workshops – including the 1st and 3rd International Malta Conference. Written EFL inspiring articles for the local MATEFL magazine. Areas of expertise include teaching English as a second language to all ages, researching teaching techniques and novelties in technology.
I'm a very positive person, always trying to look on the bright side of life and you would usually see me with a smile on my face. My biggest love is the English language which I have studied, taught, read, wrote, listened and spoke about.
My philosophy is “you should never stop learning – life is the greatest teacher of all!”.
General English Teacher
TEFL, TELT I have been working at GV Malta since 2009. I spent the first two years teaching teenagers and children aged 5-11. Three years ago, the school heavily invested in new Interactive White Boards for each classroom and with this, the teaching style of the school has been completely upgraded. This tool enables me and my fellow teachers to teach English in a fun and exciting way. I find it very useful for teaching Elementary students for various reasons, namely Grammar, Vocabulary and Listening. Students often compliment me on my presentations so I feel this is the way forward. I am very proud to be working for this school, mainly because it offers a nice atmosphere, a safe environment; it is family-oriented and close to the sea and all amenities. I look forward to meeting new students as well as welcoming return ones. I absolutely love teaching and meeting new students at GV Malta!
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 English in the context of business – but my passion is helping people at whatever level to develop their talent for using English as a means of communication. I have taught English from CEO’s to poor rural Children in China as a volunteer since the young village girls and boys needed English to escape the rural poverty trap. 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!
Business English Teacher
CELTA, 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
B. Ed Honours – 2:1 - TEFL Malta
I have been a teacher for 40 years, having trained to teach Primary and Secondary students after obtaining an Honours degree in English from Exeter University. In my long career, mainly in the |UK, I have been a class teacher, advisory teacher, Head and Acting Head of four different schools and for the last eleven years, up to 2011, was Head of a school in Plymouth, Devon. I also acted as a Consultant Head supporting colleagues who were experiencing difficulties in their school. I have always had a passion for English both in the organisation of the language and the literature that it has spawned. I feel I am able to bring this alive for my students by ensuring that they understand the current context of literature and the need to grasp the structure of grammar and the relevance of vocabulary. The best teachers are those that never stop learning and when I came to Malta I obtained a TEFL in order to continue my teaching at GV. This school is an excellent example of how to combine modern technology and a family feel. I thoroughly enjoy teaching the wide range of adult students that pass through GV Malta. I look forward to welcoming you to my class and helping you learn the fascinating language which is English!
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!
Hello! My name is Tamara and I probably am the youngest educator in the school. This however does not put me off, as I consider myself to be a highly motivated and dedicated teacher who wants all students to be successful learners. I absolutely adore kids, and so naturally, I very much enjoy teaching and guiding them to sustain a better knowledge of this beautiful language- English. Being a student myself, I can very well understand the struggle it takes to learn a new language and so, I work to create a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging and adaptive to the varied needs of my students. It is a great honour to teach at this professional and modern school. I look forward to meet you at GV Malta! :)