TEFL Courses at the University of Malta for Chinese Lecturers Professor Charles L. Mifsud, Head of the Department of Arts and Languages in Education at the University of Malta, presented Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certificates to Haiyan Liang and Hongbing Zhang who are lecturers of English at the Beijing Institute of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BICEA). Looking on are course tutors Dr Doreen Spiteri, Ms Maria Mifsud, Mr Charles Dalli and Mr Joe Grech and Ms Lucy Hart from the International Office. The Chinese lecturers followed an intensive three-month TEFL course at the University of Malta. So far sixteen lecturers from the Shanghai Institute for Education and six lecturers from the Beijing Institute have followed such courses run by the University Department of Arts and Languages in Education. The department won the contract to run these TEFL courses despite stiff competition from universities in the UK, the USA, Canada and Australia.