1st ELT Malta Conference - Current Trends ​in ELT

14-15 September 2012

Big Picture

Approximately 300 participants attended the 1st Malta ELT Conference organised by the EFL Monitoring Board. 93.9% of survey respondents rated the event as positive and fulfilling their reason for attending. Moreover, 93.8% were satisfied with the conference content. The feedback submitted via email and by the survey respondents

(survey link was sent using Survey Monkey) is generally very encouraging and positive, especially when one considers the event was the first one of its kind in Malta and a first time for the EFL Monitoring Board.

Mix of Participants

One third of the participants were mainstream teachers with the remaining two thirds being teachers in the local EFL Industry.


Dear Sue,

Just a short message to say a big well done for the ELT conference. It was so well organised that it was difficult to imagine that it was a first for Malta. I think the programme was excellent and I wouldn't change the format for next year. The lecturers were also first class and I found the plenary sessions most informative.

Well done to your team once again and to all those involved in the organisation.

Best wishes


Chev. Ray M. Cassar


Dear Sue,

I would like to thank you for organizing such a superb conference, I thoroughly enjoyed all the sessions, they were very informative and interesting.

Best Regards,

Mrs Louise Sciortino

Head of Department for English

Secretariat for  Catholic Education

The Archbishop's Curia

Dear organizers,

All I can say is a big  " Prosit " to all of you.


Charles Mangion.


Dear Sue

A very big thank you and congratulations for a very well organized conference. The venue was excellent and the speakers superb.

I was very pleased to see so many enthusiastic teachers but rather disappointed there weren’t many from Church schools. Perhaps next time round it can be included in the INSET catalogue as, after all, it lasts about the same time as an INSET course i.e. three mornings. Maybe more teachers will be encouraged to attend.  At the Secretariat for Catholic Education we too organize courses which are included in the INSET catalogue. Perhaps we can join forces to make this conference attractive to teachers in State and Church schools.

Thank you again and best regards,

Mary Rose Chircop


Dear Sue,

Thank You for organising such a great conference. We look for to attending the second ELT Malta Conference next year.

Best Regards

Stephen Adeoye



Dear Mr Xerri
Ms Falzon,

This is just a short note of appreciation to tell you how fruitful it was for me to attend Malta's first ELT conference held recently at the Old University of Malta building, Valletta.

I very much enjoyed listening to all the speakers with their inimitable way of giving a presentation in such an informative and occasionally humorous way.

Gerard Mcloughlin's workshop on 'Changing Perspectives' was also particularly  stimulating.

I look forward to being able to attend future conferences of such a high calibre and would also like to extend my thanks  to all those 'behind-the-scenes' people who, I am sure, worked so hard to render the conference the success that it was.

Best regards,
Mariella Grech