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 

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

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

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

Other

Besides the ones listed we can also run the following online courses:

  • Taking online learning to the next level

  • Online learning

  • Enhancing face to face learning

  • Train the trainer online course 

and many others

 

We can also tailor make these course or any course that you have in mind. 

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

"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 

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

Contact us

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

or (+356)21422894

for enquiries and bookings. 

 
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