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.
Registrations & Accounts Coordinator
My name is Iryna or simply Ira.
I am the Registrations & Accounts Coordinator at GV Malta English Centre and I am proud to say that I love my job as it allows me to meet different people from all over the world. I am always ready to help with any questions you might have especially if they are related to your courses, lessons, visa requirements/documents, extensions etc.
I relocated to Malta from Ukraine in 2010 and fell in love with this island that became my home. I am sure that once you come to Malta and GV Malta English Centre you will surely want to return and we will be more than happy to welcome you again and again 😊
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.
Director of Studies
Hi. I’m Linda and I’m Director of Studies of GV Malta.
I was born in the UK but have lived and worked in English Language Teaching in Spain and Malta for many years as well as in the UK. I have enjoyed working in many roles within the industry – teacher, teacher trainer and in academic management.
In my free time I love gardening and cooking and taking my dog for walks. I also enjoy watching films with my family and embroidery.
What I most enjoy about my job is guiding students to the right path in their studies in order to ensure they achieve their goals and helping my teachers to exploit their many talents in order to be the excellent teachers that they are.
Anna Sammut Abela
Teaching English as a Foreign Language for 14 years has been my constant passion. Managing the GV summer camp for 3 summers has been an amazing possibility to widen my journey in this field.
I enjoy engaging and motivating pupils to learn a foreign language, helping them to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding.
After graduating from Liverpool University with joint honours in English and German, I worked as a secondary school teacher in the UK teaching English for 25 years.
In my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors, walking in the countryside, swimming and spending time on the boat. I also enjoy socialising and, of course, indulging my passion for shopping!
I love teaching as it gives me the opportunity to meet so many different students from a variety of cultures and I continue to be inspired by their energy and enthusiasm!
In my spare time I like reading, going for walks, spending time with my family and watching quizzes on TV.
Before I came to English teaching I worked for British Telecommunications in London and before that I loved to travel and lived and worked in the USA for a year and Luxembourg for 4 years.
I like teaching because it gives me the opportunity to meet people and get a feeling of satisfaction that I have helped them in the learning.
Apart from teaching, I enjoy reading and writing poetry & stories, cooking up new recipes, playing tennis and being out in nature.
What I love about teaching is seeing students' progress as they continue to improve their English, helping students with problems, and meeting all the different people from different countries and backgrounds.
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.
In October 2017 I was awarded the Inspiring Professional Award by the English Language Council, after being nominated by my colleagues.
Moya van Rensburg
Hi, my name’s Moya and I’m originally from Cape Town, South Africa but I’ve been living in Malta for the past 10 years. When I’m not teaching my interests include reading, going to the beach, dancing, live theatre, classical movies and travelling.
I also love learning about and teaching English. One of the highlights of my job is the opportunity it gives me to meet so many people from so many different cultures and to make so many new friends from all over the world. Nelson Mandela once said, ‘Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world’. It’s a privilege to be a part of that and helping people learn English.
Hi, I’m Paul.
Although I was born in Paris, France, I am British. My Father was Scottish and my Mother, English.
I was raised in Suffolk in England where I was involved for many years in the shipping and forwarding industry among other things, but I have been teaching English as a foreign language in Malta for over 10 years.
In my free time, I like to write but my main passion is playing the guitar and singing. I play and sing for a local band ‘Blood Moon Rising’ and enjoy karaoke when I’m not playing live.
But teaching is my calling and I love the interaction with students. I particular enjoy that moment when the penny drops, and a student understands something that had been an issue before. I like to instill confidence in my students, that they are all capable of learning the language and I love it when they feel comfortable enough to communicate fluently in English.
Toni Cassar Dowling
Hi, I'm Toni.
I started teaching English straight after leaving university and have been teaching for about seven years now. I really enjoy creating my own materials and finding resources that will suit the needs of particular students. What I enjoy about teaching English is giving my students the confidence to communicate freely. It's also great to get the opportunity to meet people from all over the world.
In my free time I love to make candles, I enjoy sewing and spending time in nature.
I love swimming, reading, cooking, socialising with friends, travel, theatre, cinema, flowers, Laughter Yoga Teaching and am currently learning British Sign Language.
I worked for nearly 40 years teaching in the UK, the last 13 years as a Headteacher of a high school in the north west of England. My Mother was English and my Father Ukrainian. I visit the UK when I can.
What is it about teaching that I like? I love meeting students from all over the world. I started my teaching career as a Geography teacher, so each week I feel like I am on holiday visiting many different countries through my students. I love teaching at GV as we are very much a family school. We enjoy celebrating many different occasions with our students throughout the year. There is a great satisfaction in knowing that you have helped someone to improve their English and achieve their goal.