We founded MTA to create an environment where high quality teacher training and language training are prioritised. We are proud of the high standard of our courses; we do more than provide you with the generic materials and training that most leading institutions operate with today.
We provide tailored language development for individuals and small groups, timetabled to suit, with online components, tutorials and a flexible learning environment. At most language schools the students fit into the class; at MTA we create the class to fit the student. Our classes are smaller and we have the expertise to create materials for our students’ own specific development. Because of this we are able to meet our students' needs faster and more effectively, leading to excellent results.
We are also passionate about foreign languages and embracing multiculturalism. We speak French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish. Our awareness of how languages work has been gained through teaching across the globe. Our extensive teacher-training experience, both in Australia and overseas, means that we are up-to-date with new methodologies and relevant advice for the 'international' teacher. Our language classes are currently delivered to both skilled migrants as well as new arrivals to Australia seeking asylum in this country.
At MTA we are committed to moving towards paperless education, by using a combination of new technology and new approaches to teaching which focus on the students themselves as a resource.
We are situated in Melbourne CBD at level 13, 474 Flinders Street (Highlander Lane entrance).
We look forward to hearing from you and helping you meet your challenges..
I have over 23 years experience as an ESL teacher and teacher educator. I have coordinated and delivered teacher training programmes for local and overseas teachers in Australia (primary, secondary and tertiary level) and Europe. I have also run teacher training courses in the UK, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Russia, and have taught ESL in France, Crete, Spain, Brazil, UK (Scotland and England). In Brazil, England and Austria I worked with business executives and lecturers to improve their communication skills.
Coming from a theatre background, I enjoy seeing how techniques used in drama translate into the ESL classroom. As someone who is constantly trying to improve my pronunciation in other languages, I am interested in developing techniques to help improve students’ pronunciation in English. Recently, I have been working on the development of online learning programmes.
I have 20 years of experience teaching in a variety of contexts, from teaching young learners to teaching general English, academic and exam classes to international students and literacy to adults. Along with my teaching career I have now had 13 years of teacher training experience, which has taken me to the UK, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand and now Australia.
Training teachers is both challenging and rewarding. I love getting to know each individual, and being a part of helping each person to achieve their goals. I enjoy helping teachers understand grammar and become more student centred and effective. Recently I have developed a teaching model based on using discussions to develop better thinking and language for academic purposes.
I have over 10 years’ experience teaching English to speakers of other languages. I have taught in Australia, England and Japan and have taught General English, exam preparation classes, Business and Academic English as well as run teacher training for non-native speakers. I have worked as both a teacher and manager, however, enjoy my time in the classroom much more than in an office.