FELTOM needs Event Coordinators for its non-alcoholic, teen summer events.
The FELTOM teen events are very popular non-alcoholic parties for students studying English in Malta during the summer months.
FELTOM’s Event Coordinators are responsible for the on-site supervision of these events, welcoming the students, liaising with FELTOM staff and providing feedback after the event.
The parties are held twice weekly from end of June to end of August with a flexible schedule for coordinators.
Coordinators are expected to be present from 20:00hrs till midnight.
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“FELTOM is constantly on the forefront lobbying for a number of issues and is currently exploring policies which tackle accessibility to efficient Visa processes, the introduction for work-study permits and walk-in applications – all of which would give an essential boost to local intake opening up for international students from different markets.”
This was stated by Genevieve Abela, CEO of FELTOM, the Federation of English Language Schools in Malta, at an event launching the 7th ELT Industry Report compiled by Deloitte.
Ms Abela said that FELTOM is very pleased with the on-going collaboration with the various ministries and with MTA in particular, “Although there is still more we can do, we have achieved much and are looking forward with confidence to furthering our relationship and co-operation in the coming months”.
The ELT Industry Report is an important strategic tool that gives a strong portrayal of the state of the ELT sector in Malta to date. It is based on thorough research amongst FELTOM’s 22 member schools offering a clear picture of the situation and serving as an indicator of what is effective and what needs to be improved in the sector.
In her introduction Genevieve Abela explained how, “With circa 8.1% of total tourist expenditure and 10.7% of total guest nights this sector continues to be a very valid contributor to Malta’s economy. As always FELTOM tries to keep one step ahead looking towards the industry’s future in the interest of its members. The international scene in 2016 has not been without strife and, as indicated in these statistics, this has unfortunately had, and will continue to have, a back-lash on the local industry. This is why it is important that Malta is prepared to counter this with diversified, unique, and collaborative measures”.
She insisted that it was necessary to reflect on why, despite marketing initiatives both on the part of schools as well as the MTA, other destinations are registering growth in the sector while Malta sees a minimal increase on arrivals, made even less important given the decrease in 2015 and a substantial decrease in student weeks, “Notwithstanding adversity and a constantly evolving international market this industry remains a success story thanks to our member schools’ commitment. FELTOM believes in all it represents and will always push for constant improvement when possible. It will continue lobbying for more support and recognition that will not only benefit our members but also ensure that Malta’s recognition as a destination continues to grow.”
Representatives from countries around the globe convened in Malta this week for the annual FELTOM (Federation of English Language Teaching Organisation Malta) ELT workshop which this year featured the largest local gathering ever of international agents.
During the week-long event the delegates had the opportunity of meeting up with representatives of local ELT schools and other stakeholders in the industry in a formal and informal setting. The week started with a number of activities highlighting the archipelago’s rich history and the variety of cultural and social events that Malta and Gozo boast of. These activities not only offered entertainment but also a chance to network. The participants were able to savour the great potential Malta offers while meeting up and getting to know the ELT schools in a more relaxed manner.
The international agents, hailing from countries which among others include Belarus, Brazil, Poland, and the Ukraine, were hosted at the exceptional Radisson Blu Resort and Spa Malta Golden Sands.
The FELTOM workshop is an annual event aimed at increasing Malta’s profile as an ELT destination bringing together the industry’s major stakeholders with representatives of the major international markets.
It’s only a few weeks away and once again FELTOM has a jam-packed programme for the schools, agents and service providers who will be joining us in Malta between the 13th and 17th of March 2017.
Once again the FELTOM Malta Workshop will be held at The Radisson BLU Resort and Spa, Malta Golden Sands, one of Malta’s most beautiful 5-star hotels, with a breathtaking view of one of our picturesque beaches, Golden Bay. Those agents who will be arriving during the first half of the day will have the opportunity to enjoy a Guided Tour of the Malta Chamber of Commerce and the Viewing of the Media Show – Malta5D in the afternoon/evening.
The second day consists of a full-day trip to Gozo, Malta’s sister island and a welcome reception at the Malta National Aquarium for all the delegates in the evening.
On the 15th and 16th of March schools, agents and exhibitors will meet each other during the first part of the day and after lunch there will be organised trips to the participating schools so that all the agents attending the workshop will get the opportunity to visit the schools and see for themselves what goes on.
Evening events continue with a bowling networking activity on Wednesday and a final closing reception at the event hotel itself on Thursday evening.
From our side, you can certainly expect lots of posts and pictures from the FELTOM Malta Workshop 2017. If you’re going to be there, we do look forward to seeing you!!
For further information about the FELTOM Malta Workshop please contact the Team on firstname.lastname@example.org
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“2015 was another intensive year for FELTOM during which we had ample opportunity to assert our organisation’s three main roles namely upholding a strong and reliable accreditation policy, lobbying for a stronger industry and marketing our services abroad. FELTOM’s efforts are bearing fruit. In fact, in 2015, our member schools seem to have registered more growth through longer stays by visitors choosing Malta to study English.” Read More →
Cambodian Children Learning English For Better Skills and a Better Life
In 2014, FELTOM was approached by Amber Knights, the founder of the “Trying for Cambodia” project. Amber was preparing for her first triathlon to raise funds for the building of a language school for underprivileged children in Cambodia, a cause which had already found the support of the ELMA Foundation. In line with its CSR initiatives, FELTOM decided to support this project to set up an English Language library for ELMA’s school. Over €10,200 were raised by all parties involved and today, The FELTOM Library in Cambodia is up and running hosting a number of children on a daily basis.
“When Amber first asked FELTOM to support this project, we immediately saw an opportunity to take the FELTOM brand abroad. Today we are happy to see that the project has taken off and that the FELTOM Library and the many books that stock this library are giving children an opportunity to learn to read and write in English” says Genevieve Abela, CEO of FELTOM.
“Being associated with a noble project as this was an honour for FELTOM. It also underlines FELTOM’s international nature as an organisation that ensures the highest standards of English teaching to thousands of students who every year visit Malta from around the world purposely to learn English. After the trust that so many countries have shown in our industry over these years, we are now giving back something to a country which is trying to kick start its own tourism industry,” added Genevieve Abela.
Thanking FELTOM for its support towards the project, Amber Knights said “this project is very much close to my heart and I am delighted to say that a year on, the FELTOM Library is doing well and children attending ELMA’s school are using this library to better their English reading and writing skills in order to stand a better chance of finding employment in Cambodia’s growing tourist sector.”
“Malta has had the opportunity to thrive thanks to a population fluent in the English language. Cambodia’s tourist sector is slowly growing and the country is realising the importance of good spoken and written English to be able to nurture this sector. Thanks to this library, underprivileged children now have an opportunity to learn and develop their skills and can hope for a better life,” added Amber Knights.
The school in Siem Reap, Cambodia built by the ELMA Trust in 2006 comprised of two classrooms, until a further classroom was added 2008. The school never had a dedicated library and the few reading books available were kept on a few shelves in a small room that also served as the teacher’s office.
As the school expanded, with more pupils attending and the setting up of after-school clubs (music, dance, art and sports) the school director suggested the setting up of a brand new school library. The building was designed in Spring 2014 with building commencing in July 2014. The library was completed in time for the beginning of the new academic year in September 2014.
The library today houses a substantial number of books that are either donated or bought with donated funds. It also has a dedicated librarian (an ELMA SCHOOL graduate) who has catalogued the books and manages the lending system.
Jacquie Lawrence, Founder of The Elma Trust explained how the FELTOM Library at the Elma School has been invaluable.
“Not only has this project provided a space for all the books kindly donated, but it also provides a calm refuge for children to read in between classes which many of them do as they are so keen to practise their reading. It also provides a study space for class based projects and homework as many of the children do not have the space and quiet at home to study. During the lunchbreak, when many children go home to carry out their family duties, pre-schoolchildren from the village have been using a corner of the library for a play group. This has proven so popular that last month we raised money to build an extra kindergarten classroom. The Elma School now provides English lessons to children aged from 4 to 18 years.”
Over the past days, FELTOM has embarked on a number of consultations so as to put forward concerns and recommendations that are based on fact and information available.
FELTOM welcomes the announcement made by Government during last week’s Budget speech regarding the Education Malta initiative. As the local association focused on the Internationalisation of Education, FELTOM, the Federation of English Language Teaching Organisations Malta, looks forward to being involved in this initiative and its eventual actualisation.