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20 years of

Teaching Experience

With over 20 years’ experience in the world of EFL, Mediterranean Training are your Online Teacher Trainers offering a range of teacher training courses. We are recognised by the ELT Council of Malta and our courses count as official CPD hours.

 

Experience

Our head teacher trainer is Richard Twigg. Richard set up and managed the first IDP IELTS test centre in Italy and the first CD IELTS test centre in Europe. Now a freelance teacher and teacher trainer, Richard delivers webinars for Macmillan, ELI Nat Geo as well as the ELT Council Malta. 

Richard has lived and worked in the UK, Malta and is currently based in Turin, Italy. He worked for International House as a Director of Studies, Academic Manager and Director. He took his CELTA in 2005 in York in the UK and in 2007 he was one of the candidates on the first Delta course in Malta.

Our Courses

 
Enhance your online teaching Skills

  • An introduction to teaching online

  • Tech in the classroom – using digital tools to enhance your teaching

  • Online feedback

  • Teaching one to one vs groups

  • Do’s and Don’ts of online teaching

  • Presentation skills

  • Teaching and assessing writing

  • Learning differences

  • Teaching speaking, reading and listening online

  • Teaching and recording vocabulary

  • Assessment of online teaching 

Educational Technology
  • Introduction to Ed Tech

  • Mentimeter

  • Padlet

  • Socrative

  • Tricider

  • Flipgrid

  • QR Code Creator

  • Jamboard 

  • Cambridge Assessment English

    • Write and Improve​

    • Speak and Improve

    • Cambridge Weekly

Online teacher training for senior teachers

 

  • Lesson observations 

  • Giving effective feedback 

  • Resources and materials 

  • Moving paperwork online 

  • Maintaining contact and rapport 

  • Managing remotely 

Effective Communication with Customers
  • Develop active listening

  • Learn how to ask the right questions

  • Identify needs and seek clarifications

  • Develop telephone skills

  • Learn how to communicate for influence

Effective Communication with Customers
  • Develop active listening

  • Learn how to ask the right questions

  • Identify needs and seek clarifications

  • Develop telephone skills

  • Learn how to communicate for influence

Tips and Tricks for Teaching IELTS
  • Understanding IELTS part 1

  • Understanding IELTS part 2

  • Teaching IELTS Listening 

  • Teaching IELTS Reading 

  • Teaching IELTS Writing 

  • Teaching IELTS Speaking 

  • Assessing IELTS Writing 

  • Test day advice and strategies

Flipped and Hybrid Learning Teacher Training Programme 
  • Understanding a flipped lesson  

  • Benefits of hybrid lessons  

  • Edmodo, Screen Capture, Padlet and Google Forms  

  • Blooms Taxonomy of Learning  

  • How to flip your classroom  

  • Task Based Learning  

  • Showcasing Best Practice Session 

The essentials of online teaching 

  • Making an impression 

  • Assessing & understanding your online students 

  • Dos and don’ts of online teaching 

  • Unique free resources available 

  • Managing your online classroom​

Effective Communication with Customers
  • Develop active listening

  • Learn how to ask the right questions

  • Identify needs and seek clarifications

  • Develop telephone skills

  • Learn how to communicate for influence

Learner Centred Teaching
  • Learning Styles quiz

  • Bloom's taxonomy of learning

  • Zone of proximal development

Tropical Leaves

Comments

& Feedback

"I have been attending webinars on blended, hybrid and flipped learning these last 2 months and I have learned much much more in this webinar than in all the other webinars put together. It was very informative and to the point."

Abigail Brown, Malta

"It was very interesting and useful since I got to know about new ways how to do a flipped and hybrid lesson. Moreover, it was very useful that all participants had the opportunity to share their ideas."

Rebecca Portelli, Malta

"Very good and the information given was relevant."

Fabienne, Malta

"Mr Twigg is awesome lecturer made sessions super interesting and kept us engaged."

Unknown, Malta

“I’ve taken several courses led by Richard, and was repeatedly rewarded with fresh insights and ideas on how to better plan and organize online courses – which in my case would be with English Learners. The tools and methods that were suggested are many, which have given me a complete “arsenal” to help me perform more creative and engaging online lessons! Thanks for helping me to help others!”

Alan Haley, Malta

In July this year, I attended the course entitled ‘ Developing Effective Communication Skills for Customer-Facing Roles’. The course proved invaluable in helping me to plan a similar course that was being delivered by my language school, on behalf of the Malta
Tourism Authority. Richard’s information gave me the confidence to plan, prepare, write and successfully deliver a series of 8 modules to employees from a variety of tourism sectors, ranging from hotels to visitor attractions and wedding venues. More recently, I have participated in a training module entitled ‘Hybrid & Flipped Learning’. The Flipped Learning course material was particularly useful in helping me to deliver coursebook content to mixed ability/aged classes, while allowing me to support them in working in their preferred style. I have found all the training experiences with Richard extremely useful and very interesting, not to mention invaluable in adding another string to my bow as an EFL teacher.

Laura Davies, Malta 

 
Tropical Leaves

Comments

& Feedback

"I have been attending webinars on blended, hybrid and flipped learning these last 2 months and I have learned much much more in this webinar than in all the other webinars put together. It was very informative and to the point."

Abigail Brown, Malta

I am very pleased to have followed Richard Twigg's CPD - Educational Technology.

The programme was very 'hands on' and useful; in fact I started using software, that I hadn't ever heard of, in my online classes the following day...and with positive results!

Martin Avellino, Malta 

Educational Technology: A hands-on and practical course looking at a wide variety of educational technology. A thoroughly enjoyable and very useful course. The apps and software we looked at can be used in an online environment but also equally well in face-to-face classes.

Linda Pace, Malta 

"It was very interesting and useful since I got to know about new ways how to do a flipped and hybrid lesson. Moreover, it was very useful that all participants had the opportunity to share their ideas."

Rebecca Portelli, Malta

A very interesting and informative course,  I've learned so much. Had a technology phobia before but thanks to Richard, I now feel so confident in using technology in the classroom. Thank you Richard, you are GREAT! Looking forward to the next course!

 

Christine Tabone Forte, Malta 

"Mr Twigg is awesome lecturer made sessions super interesting and kept us engaged."

Unknown, Malta

"The flipped and hybrid course helped me navigate through resources I had previously avoided. It has motivated me to explore educational technology further and use it to improve the quality of both teaching and learning."

Vessal Maani

“I’ve taken several courses led by Richard, and was repeatedly rewarded with fresh insights and ideas on how to better plan and organize online courses – which in my case would be with English Learners. The tools and methods that were suggested are many, which have given me a complete “arsenal” to help me perform more creative and engaging online lessons! Thanks for helping me to help others!”

Alan Haley, Malta

In July this year, I attended the course entitled ‘ Developing Effective Communication Skills for Customer-Facing Roles’. The course proved invaluable in helping me to plan a similar course that was being delivered by my language school, on behalf of the Malta
Tourism Authority. Richard’s information gave me the confidence to plan, prepare, write and successfully deliver a series of 8 modules to employees from a variety of tourism sectors, ranging from hotels to visitor attractions and wedding venues. More recently, I have participated in a training module entitled ‘Hybrid & Flipped Learning’. The Flipped Learning course material was particularly useful in helping me to deliver coursebook content to mixed ability/aged classes, while allowing me to support them in working in their preferred style. I have found all the training experiences with Richard extremely useful and very interesting, not to mention invaluable in adding another string to my bow as an EFL teacher.

Laura Davies, Malta 

I attended the Flipped and Hybrid Learning Teacher Training Programme which was a 6 hour training session plus a one hour best practice session.  The programme covered many aspects of teaching which are invaluable for both face-to-face and online.  I particularly liked the session on understanding and using flipped lessons and found the session introducing the various online tools available very useful and will certainly be using them in future lessons. 

Richard has a pleasant, laid back approach as a trainer which put everyone at ease and encouraged participation and contribution of ideas, comments and questions.  A very useful and enjoyable programme.

Julia Pearson, Malta 

Thank you very much Richard for this very insightful training as usual. I especially appreciated the part when you repeatedly emphasized the importance of dependent prepositions, collocations and finally the use of phonemes while teaching vocab which I absolutely love doing especially with my low levels.

Aslihan Arikan-Zammit

Just completed Richard Twigg's course on Flipped Lessons and Hybrid Lessons and enjoyed every minute. Both topics are covered in depth enough to allow you to see the scope and the course is very much hands-on. Richard guides rather than teaches and the relaxed format allows for group interaction and input. 

 

The Flipped Lesson, in principle, is where the students do the prep at home and exercises and corrections are done in the classroom. Richard also introduces the tools available to enable us ( the teachers and the students ) to make this as interactive as possible.

 

The Hybrid Lesson where teaching is done face-to-face at the same time as online does require more technology but once again the links are there for us to see and experience. Hybrid learning may require some more input from the schools themselves but this course shows us the possibilities of putting this type of teaching into practice.

 

While the hours are set, the course, itself, is very flexible and time is taken to answer all and any questions. I thought I would be out of my league but found myself drawn in by Richard and my colleagues alike.

Well worth your time.

 

John Lejman, Malta

would like to thank you for the most enjoyable and informative course on Educational technology that I attended. I found the different ideas and creative strategies used in your tutorials to be of great help and indeed a boost to helping me move forward in engaging and motivating my students. I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to learn through doing by your mini workshops and found the interaction between breakout groups invaluable. Additionally,  I felt comfortable with your easy going, informal and helpful attitude and the way you encouraged and helped us all.

I would recommend your Mediterranean Consultancy online training site to any teacher wanting to feel that much more confident. 

Well done and a huge thankyou.

Gillian Camilleri, Malta

The course gave me substantial information, which was delivered in concise and effective sessions that were easy to absorb. The structure was clear, logical and effective. 

Richard Twigg, obviously, put a lot of thought and expertise into designing it.

 

Alfred Busietta, Malta

I hope you are well, and sorry that the Edu Tech course has finished ! 

This was the best ! Apart from the fact that I have enjoyed all your courses, the small number we were in this one enabled us to work easier and have more individual attention and ask questions and get feedback. I really learnt so much from this course and it has certainly broadened my horizons in Technology for teaching .

Thanks for all your recordings . 

I wish you a wonderful week and keep up the great work !

You Rock !!!

Meme, Malta 

 

Contact us

Kindly contact Costantino Mifsud, Operations Manager on training@mediterraneantraining.com

or (+356)21422894

for enquiries and bookings. 

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